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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 10%,  and developed following safe handloading practices as represented in established reloading manuals produced by component manufacturers. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.
 

Cartridge: 45 ACP

  Firearm: Kimber Gold Match   Max COL: 1.275″
  Barrel: 5″   Reloading Dies: RCBS
  Max case length: .898″   Group distance: 25 yards
 Note:  Most loads are +P with Starline +P brass and a heavier than standard recoil spring * This is a light load for target shooting and works best with a 8 – 10 lb recoil spring.

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
Bullet
Diameter
C.O.L. Net Water
Capacity
Powder
Type
Charge Primer
Type
Muzzle
Velocity
Muzzle
Energy
Group
Size
Speer Gold Dot 185 .451″ 1.200″ 15.8 Pwr Pistol 10.0 CCI 300 1180 572 1.6
Speer Gold Dot 185 .451″ 1.200″ 15.8 Unique 8.3 CCI 300 1160 553 1.7
Speer Gold Dot 185 .451″ 1.200″ 15.8 Bullseye 7.1 CCI 300 1140 534 1.5
Speer Gold Dot 185 .451″ 1.200″ 15.8 AA #5 10.8 CCI 300 1165 558 2.1
Nosler HP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 16.6 Pwr Pistol 10.1 CCI 300 1170 562 0.8
Nosler HP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 16.6 Unique 8.3 CCI 300 1160 553 1.2
Nosler HP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 16.6 Bullseye 7.3 CCI 300 1155 548 1.2
Nosler HP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 16.6 AA #5 10.7 CCI 300 1140 534 1.9
Hornady HP-XTP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 17.0 Pwr Pistol 10.3 CCI 300 1080 479 1.7
Hornady HP-XTP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 17.0 Unique 8.5 CCI 300 1170 562 1.2
Hornady HP-XTP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 17.0 Bullseye 7.4 CCI 300 1150 543 1.3
Hornady HP-XTP 185 .451″ 1.240″ 17.0 AA #5 10.9 CCI 300 1160 553 1.1
Speer TMJ Match* 185 .451″ 1.275″ 17.6 Bullseye 5.0 CCI 300 830 283 0.8
Speer TMJ Match* 185 .451″ 1.275″ 17.6 Win 231 5.0 CCI 300 800 263 0.7
Sierra FPJ Match* 185 .451″ 1.275″ 20.0 Bullseye 5.0 CCI 300 800 263 1.0
Sierra FPJ Match* 185 .451″ 1.275″ 20.0 Win 231 5.3 CCI 300 810 270 1.1
Speer Gold Dot 200 .451″ 1.200″ 14.4 Pwr Pistol 8.9 CCI 300 1080 518 1.4
Speer Gold Dot 200 .451″ 1.200″ 14.4 Blue Dot 11.2 CCI 300 1030 471 1.3
Speer Gold Dot 200 .451″ 1.200″ 14.4 Unique 7.8 CCI 300 1005 449 1.4
Hornady HP-XTP 200 .451″ 1.230″ 15.6 Pwr Pistol 9.3 CCI 300 1090 528 1.2
Hornady HP-XTP 200 .451″ 1.230″ 15.6 Unique 7.5 CCI 300 1015 458 1.9
Hornady HP-XTP 200 .451″ 1.230″ 15.6 AA #5 9.6 CCI 300 1040 480 1.7
Speer Gold Dot 230 .451″ 1.200″ 11.3 Pwr Pistol 7.5 CCI 300 950 461 1.5
Speer Gold Dot 230 .451″ 1.200″ 11.3 Blue Dot 9.3 CCI 300 925 437 2.0
Speer Gold Dot 230 .451″ 1.200″ 11.3 Unique 6.1 CCI 300 950 461 1.3