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Old 04-18-2016, 04:22 PM   #1
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200 grain for the Ultra?

I was told there would be less recoil with .45 200 grain vs. 230 grain in the Ultra, is this true? Is it noticeable?
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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The lighter the bullet the less recoil generated, I personally can't tell the difference I've always believed in shooting heavy bullets. A lot of guys on the forum shoot 115 gr. loads in their Solo's because they say the 147 gr. are to "snappy" so maybe there is something to it.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
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I can't tell much difference between 200 and 230gr FMJ. When I can tell a difference is I always fire two or three magazines of Speer 185gr Bonded Hollow Points +P to test function. Sometimes I just mix in a couple in a magazine of FMJ. You always know when you have touched off a +P round.

But I also like shooting the Ultra's as I am a fanboy, I don't mind the recoil.
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Just like my weight...230 all the way......TETO
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I am 200 lbs, thats why I thought it might work better!! I just looked at FM and 200 gr is a few cents more, 230 gr will work just fine.
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My go to bullet for my reloads is a 200 gran plated round nose, I get them for a good price and run moderate loads for my training ammo. I also will load 230's if I find a nice deal on them.
When I carry my CDP Ultra, I use Golden Saber 185 gran +P's, like the lighter faster bullets in the short barrel. While my 4 and 5" guns get the standard pressure 230 gran GS.
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