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Question for Bullet Casters

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Now that I'm starting to feel comfortable reloading, I'm seriously looking at casting. I've noticed that LSWC (Lead Semi Wad Cutter) seems to be the preferred bullet (or boolit) to cast for 45 ACP instead of LRN (Lead Round Nose). Why is that?

Is that true for 9, 40, 38, and 357?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
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I shoot H&G .452" Mold number 130 200 gr SWC in the .45 ACP. I prefer the lower recoil afforded by the 200 gr bullet at 775 fps. I do believe a slow moving (800 fps) .45 lead bullet is a good self defense load.


PS: I have 2 H&G 130 molds. You can quickly empty a 20 pound pot with 2-4 cavity .45 molds.
Beladran said:
my 1911 hates! HATES! wad cutters. SWC it feeds fine, like neck said it was designed to shoot ball ammo
I can make a 1911 feed an empty case. It is in the polishing of the feed ramp and the position the ramp on the barrel has in relation to the feed ramp in the frame.

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