45 – HTC Powder Transfer Unit
After introduction of 9mm – HTC PTU several reloaders contacted me with "what about one for 45 ACP and 40 S&W calibers" question. I'm not sure about one for 40 S&W even though I personally load a lot of coated bullets for my 10mm ammo. However, taking to account, that I load A LOT of ammo for my BullsEye "games" using coated bullets cast by a friend and as well from Brazos, designing and machining HTC PTU for 45 ACP was a natural progression.
This particular PTU is specially designed for loading for 45 ACP caliber using cast lead bullets, both naked lead or Hi-Tek Coated and sized to .451"-.452". Expander portion of this PTU is sized to provide enough case expansion to prevent shaving lead and/or polymer coating. Length of the expander portion provides for minimum swaging of the bullet's base, - it is almost three times longer than the standard .45 PTU.
One of the pictures shows test target of the ammo loaded with this PTU.