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Post Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:41 pm 
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For a starting point what overall length do you use for 200gr LSWC? The manual called out 1.225 but this seems short???

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I load mine at 1.24 and they work great.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I always went 1.250 to 1.255 personally...

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:51 am 
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Depends on the mold-I've experienced excellent results with 1.250"-1.255" works well with the H&G 68 bullet in most 1911s and magazines with straight feedlips like Wilson-Rogers, CMC, Tripp etc.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:35 am 
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I load the Lee 200 gr SWC for my Kimber Eclipse Target II at 1.250 and everything is good.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:37 am 
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To be honest with you, it all depends on the bullet design. Some bullets, like the H&G 68 have longer, more tapered noses than other designs, such as Lymans 452460, for example. Lyman lists their recommended OAL for 452460 as 1.161, while I load the H&G 68 closer to the 1.25 mark, for my San Diego H&G mould. There are a lot of variables in mould designs, and the most important factor is how well your loads feed and shoot in your pistols.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:56 pm 
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And, there's also the often over looked matter of chamber design.. How is your chamber cut.?? Head space, free bore / no free bore..?? Leade/ leade angle.
I like to keep the chambers short, for minimum headspace and use some freebore. 1.240 with 200 grain cast LSWC is what I am running in match guns..But, that is what compliments the chambers..The chamber dictates the gun/ammo..

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:48 pm 
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I load the H&G #68 at 1.26" or 32,0mm's as we say here. This lentgh feeds well in most .45's I havhe tried it in.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:30 pm 
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For H&G # 68 LSWC i use 1.250-1.260 as a general rule & 1.150 for H&G # 130 "button" LSWC. The exceptions to the previous is my SA CS TGO1 which seems to be either very short chambered or very tight chambered. About 1.248 MAX works best for that particular gun. Another exception to the previous is my Hoag long slide which was barreled with a Bar-Sto. The Hoag has be re-fitted & accurized by Jon Eulette with a KKM barrel & I don't know where it's at yet.

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