- Jan 28, 2013
- New Hampshire “Live free or die”
Just wondering picked up a hundred of speer 260 grain 451size jacketed hollow points. They don't look serrated to help the bullet split apart evenly as it expands like most do today . looks like a straight LED rings just passed the jacket. Assuming these are older Speer bullets. What I am wondering is do I load these for 45 ACP I think they would work well for that. On the jacket of the bullet it doesn't have the typical Colts crimping Groove they are serrated at the crimping groove. Or would they be suitable for 45 Colt also? I didn't know if I would be able to crimp them tight enough in the serrations on the jacket to hold the bullets in place on the hoter loads Maybe Ruger only loads" would be used for 45 Colt. Just wanted to make the best use of these they would not be used for target shooting of course I would shoot some just to see how they performed. That would be for defensive purposes on larger game if needed or for 2 legged predators. Your thoughts. My biggest concern is the crimped lack of a crimp Groove around the jacket of the bullet instead of a typical Long Colt 45 type actual Groove for the cramp. As it is only serrated all the way around the bullet where the crimp Groove would normally be. Thank you George PS part number of the Speer bullets is 4481 if that helps!