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45 Colt Powder

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by cdschoonie, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. cdschoonie

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    What’s your favorite 45 Colt powder and load? If it matters, I have a Marlin 1894.
     
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    Are you looking for mellow loads or fire breathers?
     
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    I shoot mostly Trail Boss, but to deer or hog hunt, Lil Gun or 4227 fill the bill.
     
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    h110,w231,w296
     
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    My most used powders in 45 Colt are Titegroup and Bullseye. They make good loads that go from light easy shooting to heavy two-handed all within standard pressure. The top end of standard pressure for 45 Colt is pretty good; 250 grain bullet at 900fps.

    For really light loads I've tried Trail Boss. It was fun but for me, Titegroup had that covered so I quit using it.

    I tried some really heavy loads using W296. The pressure was too high at the starting loads so I gave up. Probably just needed to increase the powder charge to bring the pressure down (counter intuitive, I know but that's how W296 works sometimes) but wasn't willing to risk it so that was that.
     
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    I have known some guys that use Red dot for cowboy shooting
     
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    I think its Lyman that has carbine/rifle specific data for pistol cartridges, if you're interested in that route...I mainly use Unique in my 45 colt and 44 mag plinking loads, and 2400 if I want some more speed
     
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    Trail Boss all the way!! I like to shoot em light.
     
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    Just avg, like a mfg load.
     
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    I have seen Winchester from time to time.
     

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