FWIW those loads are all VERY hot. Unless you're running a stouter recoil spring you're most likely going to bottom out the recoil spring and batter your frame.
The other load I mentioned several posts up, 200XTP with 9.8gr of Blue Dot is about the border of what the OEM G20 setup can handle without battering the recoil spring. Take it for what it's worth, please work into the loads.
45 Long Colt, Ruger NMBH, 4-5/8" SS barrel
Fed 150 LP primer
LBT 280 gr WFN cast bullet (air cooled wheel weights) http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=164887550
23 gr H110, gives 1100 fps, powder charge was "thrown" from Dillion 550 powder meter.
67 ES, 20 SD for 10 rounds which gives 1.5", 25 yd 10-rd groups with my old eyes.
Stout recoil but not unpleasant.
Every manual says to use magnum primers with H110 but my ES/SD/accuracy is worse, much worse.
Soft 40 S&W load for USPSA in my STI Executive 5" bull barrel. I was loading long but decided to go to spec length so I didn't have to have long 40 for my limted gun and "regular" length for all my other guns.
I tried 12gr 800x under a 135 Nosler in my KKM barreled stock length G20 and got 1675fps. That's 2 grains shy of the IMR listed max load. I got flat WLP primers with that load. I will back off 1gr. and use CCI primers next time.
This is a 44 Magnum knockaround load I developed for my Step-Dad's Virginian Dragoon 44 single action revolver. It is satisfyingly accurate and still hits hard enough to be a great small game load, but won't tire ya' out like the full-house magnums can. And while I haven't chronographed it, velocity should be around 850 fps. That's middle of the road 44 Special velocities from the bigger case, but no fouling ring in the chambers of your mag from shooting the shorter cartridge.
240 grain cast SWC
5.0 grains Titegroup (it's not position sensitive, so even with the small charge velocities remain uniform)
CCI Large Pistol primer
Any brand 44 Magnum case
not sure what your experience is using a load of 16.0 red dot in a 44 x 240gr swc, but that's about twice any reasonable max load for same. sure you don't mean 6.0? that'd make a great double action practice load at about 850fps or so. would think 16.0 would be so far over any sensible load, it'd blow the gun. possible you meant "blue dot"? hope you don't mind the comment, but it stuck out like a sore thumb to me.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StanwoodSpartan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Anyone have a good starting load for the 45acp Glock 21.. mayve using the 230gr or 200gr Hornady XTP's?? </div></div>
My pet load for 45 ACP, Kimber Team Match II is as follows:
230 gr. Winchester FMJ
Win. Super Target (WST) - 4.5 gr.
CCI 300 Primer
Seated to 1.250" and crimped with a Lee Factory Crimp Die
This is a good soft load that I enjoy shooting, and can handle 200 rounds an afternoon with. Very little muzzle rise.
I can shoot ragged holes at 10 yds. with this load.
.44 Rem Mag. 6 inch S&W 29-3
22 grains H110, CCI 350 Large pistol Mag, Nosler 240 JHP .429, once fired MagTec brass.
Per Hodgdon direction, I put a pretty tight roll crimp on.
While Hodgdon has 23 grains as start charge,
Speer #14 has a start charge of 22 grains which is what I went with.
Im looking for a very warmish not hot cartridge.
DISCLAIMER, I have not shot this yet...stay tuned, gonna try it later this week.
Update, velocity for 25 rounds came out to 1184 FPS. Accuracy was good. I might upload by a half grain and see where that takes me.
Some 40 SW loads I just ran up for both me and the wife
Glock 22 Factory Barrel
Wife's Light Loads:
Frontier 180gr FMJ
4.2gr Power Pistol
CCI 500 Primers
-Cycles slide fine in MY pistol but the empties barely clear the pistol. My recoil spring is also probably due for changing. Recoil is so negligible it feels like shooting a 22. Ran the light loads from 4.2-4.8gr a tenth at a time.
My Moderate Loads
Frontier 180gr FMJ
6.6gr Power Pistol
CCI 500 primer
-These feel pretty close to factory ammo. I didn't have a chrono handy. There is primer flow on the CCI's but no more so than American Eagle Factory loaded 180s. No glock bulge. Could probably go up a few tenths but there is no real reason and if I went up much more I would feel the need to weigh each charge instead of every ten.
I've stuck a bunch of different 230gr. jacketed bullets on top of 6.0-6.1gr of Unique and had good accuracy with all.
I've used Federal/Winchester/CCI primers in all with no issues as well.
For an easy plinking load with good accuracy it's hard to beat.
All of my loads were built around a Sig 226 with 4.4" barrel using WST (Winchester Super Target). This powder is very clean and good for lower to mid-range velocities. All loads were mixed brass, CCI small primers and meet powder factor.