Will the bullet feeder feed 45ACP and 45LC bullets?

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Big_Blue
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Will the bullet feeder feed 45ACP and 45LC bullets?

Postby Big_Blue » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:33 pm

I'm just getting into loading. I bought a second hand Pro 1000 earlier this week, and am now ordering the additional components to make it complete.

I plan to load 9mm, .45ACP, and .45LC. Does the same feeder handle both the .45ACP and the .45LC? I know the 9mm has its own feeder.

I noticed that the .45 feeder is limited to .67" bullets. I haven't bought any bullets yet so I had to go to Wiki to find out the length, and it appears the bullets are .9" long. I sent a note to Lee CS and they responded saying they'd never seen a .45ACP that long. Is Wiki wrong, or am I simply misunderstanding what Wiki means when they say the .45ACP is 11.43mm X 23mm.

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Postby myloadm61 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:16 pm

wiki is probably talking about the overall length of the case. 45acp

Look in your reloading manual and it will give you the dimensions of the case.

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Re: Will the bullet feeder feed 45ACP and 45LC bullets?

Postby dglock » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:08 am

Big_Blue wrote:I'm just getting into loading. I bought a second hand Pro 1000 earlier this week, and am now ordering the additional components to make it complete.

I plan to load 9mm, .45ACP, and .45LC. Does the same feeder handle both the .45ACP and the .45LC? I know the 9mm has its own feeder.

I noticed that the .45 feeder is limited to .67" bullets. I haven't bought any bullets yet so I had to go to Wiki to find out the length, and it appears the bullets are .9" long. I sent a note to Lee CS and they responded saying they'd never seen a .45ACP that long. Is Wiki wrong, or am I simply misunderstanding what Wiki means when they say the .45ACP is 11.43mm X 23mm.


You are using the term "bullets" and ammo as meaning the same thing, they do not!

The length you quoted is for the loaded round.

don

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Re: Will the bullet feeder feed 45ACP and 45LC bullets?

Postby Big_Blue » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:40 am

dglock wrote:
Big_Blue wrote:I'm just getting into loading. I bought a second hand Pro 1000 earlier this week, and am now ordering the additional components to make it complete.

I plan to load 9mm, .45ACP, and .45LC. Does the same feeder handle both the .45ACP and the .45LC? I know the 9mm has its own feeder.

I noticed that the .45 feeder is limited to .67" bullets. I haven't bought any bullets yet so I had to go to Wiki to find out the length, and it appears the bullets are .9" long. I sent a note to Lee CS and they responded saying they'd never seen a .45ACP that long. Is Wiki wrong, or am I simply misunderstanding what Wiki means when they say the .45ACP is 11.43mm X 23mm.


You are using the term "bullets" and ammo as meaning the same thing, they do not!

The length you quoted is for the loaded round.

don


Ah, that explains the Wiki info.

My mistake in confusing bullet (the projectile) and ammo (the completed cartridge). Thanks for catching my error.

How long are the .45ACP round nose bullets?

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Postby myloadm61 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:07 pm

The FMJ 230 gr I am using are .651 and the 230gr lead rn are .668

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Postby Blacksamwell » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:17 am

I'm not where I can take a measurement at the moment to provide figures. But all of the 200gr SWC bullets I've tried have worked in the bullet feeder. 230gr lead round nose bullets from MO Bullet Co worked, but 230gr lead round nose from Crown Bullet Co were just a little too long and wouldn't come out of the feeder.

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Postby Hawkmoon » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:03 pm

Bullets aren't all the same size. About four years ago the forum at M1911.org set out to document bullet specs for .45 ACP as an aid for people using bullets not in the loading tables and wondering where to start on powder charge and seating depth. Discussion is here:
http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?7 ... ullet-Data

And the actual dimension chart is here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... l=en#gid=0


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