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    Posted: December 16 2016 at 10:03am
Gents, I have just bought a batch of South African made 230 gr CMJ  bullets for my 1911 pistol. 
Usually I have load 230 gr FMJ bullets. Is there any need to reduce the load/velocity for the CMJ type? 
My current load is 0,23 grammes of BA10 (Vectan) (Max load is 0,26g)

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I have shot FMJ and plated with no noticeable difference. (Xtreme bullets) The manufacturer said they were good for 1100fps+ and that shouldn't be a problem with 45acp. They did say to check the target and if you see several small holes around the impact point you were experiencing flaking and needed to slow it down. Be careful with the crimp because you can dent the bullet.
Can you contact the manufacturer and see what they suggest for an upper limit?

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Not sure where your load falls, the manufacturer I was using recommended mid jacketed levels as max.

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Are the CMJs plated or fully jacketed?

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They are copper plated; but the copper is all over. No lead visible. They are South African made and they appear to be very nicely made. I have always used the standard FMJ copper jacket type 230 grains until now. My current load is mid range for BA10 powder. But it is a fast powder, so may drop it back a bit.
I'll hopefully get some loaded up over Christmas; so I'll let you know how it goes.
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Total Metal Jackets (TMJ's) are what I use in my Glock 22/.40 cal. Clean shooting, excellent plinking round. I buy the Winchester 'WinClean' product.
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OK I've always heard to load plated as high end lead as a maximum.
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