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Old 04-13-2017, 11:57 AM
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Hello what are some of your favorite reloads for the shield 45? I have been reloading for my 1911 for a while and use a good combination of different bullets and my favorite combo powder for the 1991 has been bullseye. And 230 grn rn exrtreme plated bullets. Make a good accurate combo for plinking the old 1911.
Anyway what are some of your combo you like and what types of powder bullets you like to reload for your shield thanks for your opinions.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:08 PM
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From recent experience check a dummy round make up to make sure the bullet profile you choose works well in the Shield as I have found there is very little throat clearance before hitting the lands and grooves.
As far as reloads mine was fine shooting plated SWC's from Xtreme and Berry's. Powders, HP38, Titegroup, WST, HS6, IMR Target, BE-86, BE all work fine for me.
Do a plunk test on your Shield barrel with the rounds you have made up for the 1911 and see that they drop in and sit properly for OAL.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:51 PM
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I use Bullseye and 200 gr SWC both plain and power coated. Both my Gold Cup and my shield love these.
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I done a plunk test on dummy round in chamber. All is good I got a nice accurate target load. Now I am shooting 200 gr extreme plated bullets col is 1.250 with 4.2 gr of be powder. Works real nice for plinking In the 45 shield. with a very light tapered crimp. My 1911 loves this combo too. In my original post I put 230 gr but actually I have 200 gr bullets
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