Is a 230-grain bullet good?
Similar to the 185-grain Gold Dot described above, the 230-grain Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel load incorporates a heaver-weight bullet designed for optimum performance out of shorter-barreled handguns. This load has all the same advantages of other Speer Gold Dot loads, making it an excellent choice for concealed carry.
How much muzzle energy does a 45 ACP have?
The typical . 45 ACP load is a 230-grain bullet fired at 830 fps for about 355 foot-pounds of muzzle energy. At short range, that hard-hitting load was considered the gold standard for stopping power among handguns for many decades.
What 45 ACP ammo does the military use?
|ATOMIC Ammunition||Bonded Match Hollow Point||15 g (230 gr)|
|Federal||HydraShok JHP||15 g (230 gr)|
|Remington||Golden Saber JHP||15 g (230 gr)|
|ATOMIC Ammunition||Bonded Match Hollow Point||12.0 g (185 gr)|
What’s the average FPS of a 45 ACP bullet?
That load evolved into a 230-grain bullet moving at 850 fps. Today’s .45 ACP factory loads push 230-grain bullets at velocities ranging from the low 800s to the high 800s in fps.
What kind of ammo does a 45 ACP have?
45 ACP Ballistics Chart Ammo Ammo Velocity (Feet per Second) Velocity (Feet per Second) Velocity (Feet per Second) Ammo Barrel Length Muzzle 50 yds. 75 yds. Sellier & Bellot 230 Gr. FMJ 5 853 799 – Winchester 230 Gr. FMJ 5 865 Magtech 230 Gr. FMJ 5 837 809 795
Which is the fastest 45 ACP hand load?
The load with Accurate No. 7 was the fastest, topping out at 1,077 fps. However, these other powders were operating at +P pressures, and the Enforcer loads are listed as below the standard .45 ACP pressure limit. The handloads were fired for accuracy at 25 yards with the custom Model 1911 mounted in a Ransom Rest.
What’s the pressure limit for a 230 grain bullet?
The Western Powders reloading manual shows that Silhouette, True Blue, Accurate No. 5, and Accurate No. 7 can push 230-grain bullets close to or over the 1,000-fps mark when loaded to +P pressures. There is one powder that will push 230-grain bullets to near .45 Super velocities yet remain within standard .45 ACP pressure limits.