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Thread: 45 semi wadcutter 225 grain

  1. #1
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    45 semi wadcutter 225 grain

    I am trying to duplicate the federal 45 colt 225 grain semi wadcutter load. I can not easily find a mold or bullet supplier. Anyone know where I can get the mold or bullets?

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

  3. #3
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Is this the bullet you had in mind?

    (right bullet)

  4. #4
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    NW WA
    I have an 80's NEI 4 cav mold that drops em at 225gr, SWC. I doubt it is still made. It is more elongated than the one above.

  5. #5
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    New Mexico
    +1 on dbldblu's recommendation.

    That RCBS 230 grain mold casts a wonderfully accurate slug. It's all I use for a moderate weight .45 Colt load, over some TiteGroup or 700X for mild loads. Or 231 or Unique for a little more impact.


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check