After shooting my favorite S&W 625 in a steel match this weekend, I finally got motivated to setup my reloader for .45 ACP. I've had the dies and components for a while now, but I haven't been shooting enough to need more ammo. The rounds I'm finally using up were made years ago by a friend of mine with a notoriously heavy hand on the powder measure. Making 165 power factor was never a concern, having feeling left in my hands to drive home after the match was. Shooting local matches that don't care about power factor I decided to make some wiffle ball loads.
I'm actually the most excited to have dummy rounds with nickel cases. My brass versions tarnish overnight it seems. Anyhow, the load is assorted brass, Federal large pistol primers, 4.0 gr of Titegroup, topped with 230 gr FMJ RN Zero brand bullets. They should be in the neighborhood of 650 feet/sec, which will be very low recoil and plenty of knock down for steel plates.