If you want to load your own 45-230 HB, here are some recommendations:


Powders: Long Line (New Brass, Starline, preferred):


Short Line


Spec:
OAL: 1.265" Nominal to 1.270"
Crimp: .470" Typical (.469 works well)
Primer: WLP (hottest ignition)



Don Plante's load

(These are pretty hot)

William Weldon's Load

(Pretty nice)
According to MG Julian Hatcher, the ideal MV for 45-230 FMJ
ammo was 820 FPS. This has proven to be correct over scores
of years of testing by every major, and minor, ammo
manufacturer. At the time of General Hatcher's discovery,
testing, and disclosure, he determined that with 4.7 grs of
Bullseye Powder, the best load was achieved. Later, with
5.6 grs of W231 Winchester also produced an outstanding
ball load. Now, there are many powders that will produce
these results. Further, it was also noted, that faster
burning powders out performed the slower burning rates.
This still holds true today.

UMC yellow box.....................avg 834
USA white box......................avg 845
USA on Roddy's chrono .............avg 852
Fed AE45A..........................avg 867
Fed 45A auto match Classic.........avg 873
1979 purchased Fed 45A MATCH.......avg 820

4.8 Titegroup......................avg 815
5.2 N320...........................avg 820
4.6 HBE............................avg 785
4.6 ABE............................avg 786
5.1 N320...........................avg 811

Roddy Toyota results

Chronograph results: 24 May 2003 Factory Hardball from Toyota ball pistol
Fed AE45A..................................avg 867
Fed 45A auto match Classic.................avg 873
1979 purchased Federal red box 45A MATCH...avg 820
UMC yellow box.............................avg 834
USA white box..............................avg 845
USA on Roddy's chrono 2 weeks before.......avg 852



5.2 N320 avg 820

5.1 N320 avg 811

9mm


Hornady XTP 115 gr
4.8 grs of VVN340 or VVN330
Any SP Primer (Win, CCI or Federal)
OAL: 1.085"
Crimp: .375"

Barrel: KKM 1:32 Twist (Clark/Para Ramp); JGS 9x19 Reamer