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Wild Bunch: 200gr or 230gr?

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My 1911 will cycle 200gn RNTP. Should I say with them or go to 230gr RN? Would there be a problem with making the necessary power factor with the 200's? I already use the 200's for 45 Colt.

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I use 200 for both Wild Bunch and Cowboy Action. Works great!

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You'll find that most of the shooters use a 230gr, round nose. 

 

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I have only used 230gr, but when this question has come up before I have several times heard it said that the recoil of the 200gr is a bit more "snappy".   YMMV.  But power factor can be easily reached, just check your velocity.

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1 hour ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

I have only used 230gr, but when this question has come up before I have several times heard it said that the recoil of the 200gr is a bit more "snappy".   YMMV.  But power factor can be easily reached, just check your velocity.

 

I was told by several shooters that the 230 grain has less felt recoil than the 200 for the same power factor.

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I have used both in my opinion it doesn’t matter use whichever you like, they will both do the job.

ST

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^ Ditto.  

 

When faced with real tough KD targets, 230 grainers at 190-200 PF come out.

 

Good luck, GJ

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I use 200's.actually the same bullet for 1911, sixguns and carbine. keeps it real simple to inventory . I've tried 230's. meh, not enuff diff. to want to change

 

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7 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

I have only used 230gr, but when this question has come up before I have several times heard it said that the recoil of the 200gr is a bit more "snappy".   YMMV.  But power factor can be easily reached, just check your velocity.

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230gr 

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7 hours ago, Throckmorton,23149 said:

I use 200's.actually the same bullet for 1911, sixguns and carbine. keeps it real simple to inventory . I've tried 230's. meh, not enuff diff. to want to change

 

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+1 on same bullet for all 3. 200 gr rnfp

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On 5/2/2020 at 7:28 PM, Notso Slim, SASS #67301 said:

My 1911 will cycle 200gn RNTP. Should I say with them or go to 230gr RN? Would there be a problem with making the necessary power factor with the 200's? I already use the 200's for 45 Colt.

That is the clincher.  Will it make power factor of 150 plus, consistently.  230gr RN works for me.

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Do yourself a favor and put both on the clock. A 230 at 700 FPS will more than power factor, take down and knockdown AND will give you faster split times. 3.9-4.1 grains of Winchester WST will give softer recoil that anything else I’ve tried. 

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On 5/2/2020 at 8:32 PM, Flash said:

I use 200 for both Wild Bunch and Cowboy Action. Works great!

 

same here, i use the exact same 200gn rnfps in both. 5.0gn trailboss, federal large pistol magnums...

 

more than enough to make PF

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I was using 200 grn and switched to 230 while maintaining the same power factor.  So less powder, more lead.  I felt a significant change in felt recoil.  Significant!  So my recommendation is definitely use the heavier lead and adjust powder to get a 155-160 power factor.  Much more controllable while shooting at speed.

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230's less recoil, faster splits.

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I consistently had trouble with one or two rounds not feeding correctly using the old standby of a 200 grain Hensley & Gibbs #68 and 4.5 Bullseye in all 4 of my 1911's, so last year I switched to another commonly used load of 4.0 grains WST and a 230 grain RN, and haven't had a single malfunction since. Felt recoil is less too.

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16 hours ago, Boomstick Bruce said:

 

same here, i use the exact same 200gn rnfps in both. 5.0gn trailboss, federal large pistol magnums...

 

more than enough to make PF

My load as well.  if I hit it, it goes down.

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