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Powder Coated 45 Colt Bullet Tests

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Scott F, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    Got to test the Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt Yesterday. I shot sever bullet configurations into a sand berm and recovered some to see what they looked like.

    First is a 280 gr flat nose soft bullet at around 1200 fps.

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    350 gr flat point at around 950 fps.

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    I got a good look at the shank on this bullet and it shows the PC held up well.

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  2. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    275 gr penta at 1025 fps
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    Then the 275 gr deep HP at around 1150 fps.

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    All shot better than I did but I did get the new ghost ring rear sight dialled in and I really like it. These loads were stout but not at all hard to handle. I do think it would be more comfortable with a super Blackhawk Grip frame.
     
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  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Zombies have zero chance...

    :)
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sand pounder. lol. good work
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Well done. Thanks for that enlightening documentation.