For those who prefer a 250 grain lead bullet, the same Speer reloading manual suggests 11.0 grains of HS6 powder for a MV of 917 fps, or 12.0 grains of HS6 for a MV of 945 fps.
Both of those have an impeccable reputation as a defensive bullet (they also make fantastic big-game bullets, but that’s not the point), and they shoot very well from most .45 Colts I’ve shot.
The only difference I have experienced is I have had 2 primers blow out the past year in my rifle, both magnum and both in the same brand brass. Be sure your primers are seated exactly flush with the case head or slightly recessed to prevent malfunctions and to let the cylinder rotate properly. Definately will buy more.
Very satisfied. Your mileage may vary.
Le Frogg and I thought long and hard about the cartridge choice for our revolvers, and though we bounced back and forth between classics — .44-40, .44 Mag. I'm sure I'll get flamed for saying that, but so be it. The primer pocket is factory made to accept a 209 shotgun primer, they will fall into the pocket and easily drops out after firing. Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Learn how your comment data is processed. I can keep a full cylinder of shots within a 3-inch group at 45 yards, which is more than acceptable to me with my mid-40s eyes. It’s an affordable bullet and plenty accurate for plinking and smaller game.
The wall of the hollow-point breaks into small blades for initial impact trauma, and the base of the copper bullet remains at caliber dimension for deep penetration. Thank you! YOUR REPUTATION CONTINUES TO GROW! 32 H&R Mag.
Will be ordering more when it becomes available. I shoot cowboy comp. : The Answer To Most Hunting Questions, Market Trends: Colt Single Action Revolvers Tops for Online Auction Site, Gun Quotes: Elmer Keith on Using Enough Revolver, 9mm Luger Winchester 115gr 20 rounds $24.99, 9mm Luger Winchester 115gr FMJ 200 rounds $73.99, 7.62x39 TulAmmo 122gr 1000 rounds $0.34/round shipped, 6 On-Target Concealed Carry Insurance Options (2020), 9 Affordable Double-Barrel Shotgun Options (2020), 8 Budget AR-15 Options: More Bang For The Buck (2020), Best Concealed Carry Handguns For Women (2020). The .45 Colt uses .454" diameter bullets and standard large pistol primers. I told him that I had heard the magnums were hotter but he said that wasn't correct. and .45 Colt can produce performance so similar that no animal could tell the difference, the Colt can do so at a much lower pressure. Then tonight, when it gets dark, walk outside and pop a few off. I feel your pain in the magnum primer availability saga.
Physically, the.45 Colt is a typical, straight wall, rimmed revolver cartridge. Its rim diameter is .512", its base diameter is .480", and its neck diameter is .476". Needless to say, the .45 Colt’s cool factor rivaled that of the .44 Mag. Mag.
But the .45 Colt has appeared in countless Western movies and was carried across Europe by some dude with a bunch of stars on his uniform named Patton. I am thinking of switching from Standard Federal Primers to Magnums in my 45 colt. I called a primer manufacturer a few years back and ask the difference in standard and magnum. This brass cannot be equaled for price or quality, that can be said for all Starline products.
I just finished working 500 of the 45 Colt cases and while the overall quality was exceptional I must comment that the interior diameter was a little large. . Cases are now starting to split. I load plus power loads for my Blackhawk and I wouldn't use any other brass. Get 12 Issues a year of the country's best firearms writing.
There is no such thing. This is the first batch of cases that I have had to do this operation. I mistakenly loaded 50 rounds of my favorite 45 Colt load with large rifle primers. If companies such as Double Tap are using this brass in their high pressure 45 colt loads, I trust it in my Ruger. So, being a handloader who appreciates the points of the cartridge, I couldn’t wait to start the loading process and find those sweet combinations that make a cartridge shine. I mean, the .44 Mag. I have crushed a couple in the press, but that is about it. These cases are manufactured exclusively for the Cowboy Fast Draw Association. Thanks Starline!!! Use spaces to separate tags. and .45 Colt — you know what we ultimately chose. Most of them have been loaded more than 15 times, and I haven't had to trim one yet.
At 225 grains, the Hornady LEVERevolution load will leave the rifle’s muzzle at 900 fps, and provides a much flatter trajectory than the round-nose and flat-point bullets.
The.45 Colt uses.454" diameter bullets and standard large pistol primers. My good buddy Donnie Thorne, better known as Col. They all go boom with Federal magnum primers...Winchester LP, and CCI LP.
This is my favorite load for early-season black bears, because that Hornady bullet will provide consistent expansion and penetration. Shooting very hot loads from TC Contenders.
I`ll be ordering 500 dang soon. This is the best 45C brass I have come across.
I have reloaded 250 pieces at least 6 times with no failures yet. Copyright 2019 sassnet.com Great brass.
It can be loaded to purr like a kitten, and those mild loads are excellent for training a new shooter or for fun plinking days.
My Winchester Large primers are named "Standard or Magnum" so . In fact, HS6 can launch the 200 grain bullet at up to 1081 fps in front of 12.5 grains of HS6 powder, according to the Speer Reloading Manual #13. The .44 Mag. The recoil is considerably more than the cowboy loads described earlier, but it’s more than manageable in the 7½-inch-barreled revolver and has proven to be the most accurate of the hunting loads I’ve developed. Buffalo Range Riders, High Desert Drifters, Rio Grande Renegades, Doc Hollidays Immortals, Macon Cowboys, South River Shootists &Cherokee Cowboys, SBSS #44.
Most of my loads are at plus P or mag.Starline brass can not be beat period.
I also like the Redding Dual Carbide Sizing dies, as they give the exact dimension I want for proper bullet tension yet don’t overwork the body of the case, extending case life. Then, there’s the data for the stronger revolvers and single-shot pistols, which allow the pressures to climb much higher while still performing safely.
CAS, Black Powder, SW DA Revolvers, Trap, Woodworking, Model Trains, History, Reloading. Look at it this way: There is one set of data for the Colt Single Action Army revolver and its clones, held to a lower velocity and pressure limit.
Oh yea....I only use magnum primers in all my pistol loads. Cowboy shooting mostly. Note: A full length article about the .45 Colt can be found on the Handgun Cartridge Page. Some Federal factory loads also use a similar coding. I have never had any problems, other that availability. Every single Starline round I chamber tested also fit the cylinder perfectly with no locking up or scraping against the back of the cylinder. I do feel you get a little better burn with reduced powder charges in a 45 Colt case with Mag Primers. The variation of bullet weights is another desirable feature of the .45 Colt. and 45/70.
Never any problems with it. Your brass is second to none.
They are possibly the most accurate .45s I’ve shot, and those pistols have a special affinity for my 255-grain lead-bullet handloads, sitting over a mild charge of Alliant’s Unique powder. Great brass at a very good price and the speed of shipping was fantastic. Life is a series of bullseyes and backstraps - Ted Nugent. Note that the "Ruger New Vaquero" uses a smaller frame and cylinder like original Colts. On the other end of the spectrum, Cutting Edge Bullets makes a 150-grain Handgun Raptor bullet that can achieve very high velocities (upward of 1,600 fps) in the .45 Colt case.
Aviation, Hunting & fishing, Shooting Sports, CAD design, Metalwork, Woodwork, Computer Programming, HAM radio (KE5HFM), circuit design, Husband, father, faithful servant to my Lord. This brass is EXCELLENT. USPSA RO The majority of the reloads are 900fps with a 250 gr cast bullet in a Ruger Blackhawk. Acceptable brands of Shotgun Primers are RIO, Fiocchi, Nobel Sport, Wolf & TulAmmo. _________________________________________________. I have reloaded each case 10 times now and have only had 1 neck split.
I bought 500 a few years ago and have been reloading it since. Never saw the need for Magnum primers.
Note that these are not "+P" loads.
Don't know how to spell it. Free Shipping over $25 w/insurance, tracking and no tax added! The .45 Colt runs on a standard large pistol primer, and the primers need to be seated flush with the case head or slightly recessed.
First of all Magnums are easier to purchase than Standard primers and secondly I think I will get a more complete/consistent burn of TiteGroup with my pistols. An accurate cartridge, the .45 Colt loaded with good 250-grain bullets is no slouch on big game. I will certainly purchase more when these finally wear out. My "go to" for 45 Colt is Red Dot as I have had the best results with it - with a 454-190 255 gr. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.
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