Should I resize these bullets?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Texshooter, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Texshooter

    Texshooter New Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I bought a 500 count box of Speer bullets for loading in .45 Colt. They are 250 grain LSWC. My question is I miked several of these bullets and they measured .453. Should I resize these to .452 or are they goood to go as is? I will have to lube them.

    The guns I intend to shoot these in are a Ruger NM Blackhawk, NM Blackhawk Bisley and an Uberti SAA clone.


  2. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Texas Panhandle
    They'll be just fine. Speer uses a swaged bullet with a graphite type lube, so they're a little soft. No need to resize or re-lube. You might keep your loads down a bit until you see if you have any leading. I use their 230 grain RN in my .45 ACP 1911A1 and have never had a problem.

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