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I just purchased a PT145 gen 2 and should receive it next week. I shoot 99% cast boolits and need to buy a mold and get casting. My question would be "What is your preferred bullet weight in your PT145 ? " I am currently looking only at 200 or 230 grain bullets and would like to hear what others use. Also are there any nose shapes your pistol DOES NOT like ?
Thank you for your input- Bruce H

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The only difference it makes in mine is a slight difference in POA. I shoot everything from 165gr +p up to 230gr. I carry the 165gr +p. I haven't noticed a liking in bullet profile, it will shoot whatever I put in it. It is by far my most reliable guns when it comes to being picky about ammo. It will eat anything but Remington green box
 

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200-230 gr
 

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I shoot 230 gr LRN in mine, they work just fine.
 

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Everything I've put through mine - 185 gr, 200 gr, 230 gr - has fed very well and as stated above, the only thing I've noticed that is different is POA.
 

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I say get whichever mold you can find in stock. I lucked out and got a 230 gr tc mold along with a set of lee dies last week on midway. 61 and change shipped to my door for both. It was a good day!
 

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I prefer 230gr since that's what 45's were originally designed for, and it's what Tarus used to sight in there .45's. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot any thing else that worked.
 

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I shoot 230gr factory ammo of all types. I have not tried anything else but would without second thought. No issues, it has eaten everything I have tried. I carry PDX1 BJHP.
 

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I've shot 230gr in a lead round nose, commercial round nose and commercial hollow points.

I've shot 200gr lead round nose too.

It's been 100% reliable with everything, nearly 2000 rounds worth.
 

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I reload 230 grainers, and when I purchase ammo, it's also 230 grainers. I just prefer those heavy big bullets. :thumb:
 
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230 rns and Hollows are carried and feed to mine.......I will never use Federal Ammo again.......
 

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I've shot 185 SWC, 200 gr RNFP. 230 TC and RN and it eats all of them. I prefer the 200 gr and use 200 gr XTP for self defense and shoot 200 gr cast for practice. Slightly less recoil too.
 

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Thank you all for your input on bullet weight. I decided to go heavy and bought a Lee 6 cavity 452-235 round flat design mold listed in Lee closeouts. Now all I have to do is to wait patiently for my pistol(from CA), brass (from Alaska), mold (from MI), and dies (from WI). At least I have powder, primers and lead !
Thanks all, Bruce H
 

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I'ves used 165 gr., 185 gr., 200 gr. and 230 grainers in my PT-145 without any problems.

They all shoot "Minute-Of-Felon" in it...
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