I am in search of input concerning particularly good loads for the above projectile in .45 ACP. The firearm(s) of interest will be a 1911A1 or a Ruger alloy-framed Commander analog.
Before I am entreated to consult/go buy a manual, I already have consulted many, and can find no data specific to this bullet weight/configuration (still chasing down a newer Lyman manual, though). I am hopeful that someone on here besides me likes this bullet enough to have worked up a few good loads for it.
I am also aware that using starting data for the heavier 230 gr. projectiles is one point of departure, and I have started working up batches in 0.1 or 0.2 grain increments. Even so, I am convinced that the necessarily more sedate charges used in the 230 gr. projectiles do not bring out the full velocity potential of this bullet. I am not inclined to use the heavier charges listed for the various 200 gr. bullets with this heavier slug. Further confusing the issue is my realization that with certain projectiles & propellants, the starting & max loads are the same for 200 gr. & 230 gr. weights. This makes interpolation a non-answer.
Propellants of interest are Alliant Bullseye, Promo, Unique, BE-86, & Herco, and Accurate #5. I'm not averse to trying something not on this list (Power Pistol, maybe?), if I can obtain it, and if it has delivered particularly good results for someone more experienced with this bullet than me.
Lastly, I am without pressure-measuring equipment, but I DO have a chronograph. If I see a velocity increase that's well out of proportion to the change in charge increment, I know to back off. I'm also aware that minimal or negative velocity changes with increasing charge weight are signs to back off and I'll do so forthrightly and without embarrassment.
Thanks in advance.