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45 Colt Heavy Bullet Loads

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Scott F, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I am casting and powder coating 345 gr and some 280 gr hp bullets for my 45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk. I would like to send them down range around 1000 to 1100 fops. I have AA2 and AA2 on hand.
     
  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's pretty fast powder for a heavy boolit, I know cabelas had a decent selection of pistol powder as of late. :)
     
  3. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    OOPS!o_O


    That should red AA5 and AA7.
     
  4. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Aa7 sounds more promising, let me check :)
     
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    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm coming up empty on those weights
     
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  6. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I checked Accurate, I was seeing if anyone here had worked up some loads for those weights. Guess I will have to get off my tail and go to work. :)

    Thanks.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Can the 45colt cases take as much pressure as this load will produce?
    I was told you can load the 45colt like a 44mag but the cases won't hold up
    ???
     
  8. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I am not sure but I am planning to find out. :)
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I was going to try some heavy loads but with trimmed 454 brass as it is heavier
    Remember to take pics:D
     
  10. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    454 brass usheavier but once trimmed will have less case capacity. Watch out for higher pressure. I have been advised it is not only not necessary with modern 45 Colt brass it is a waste of time.
     
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