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45 Colt Powder

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

  1. Dumpstick

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    With a .452 bore, if you can find 453 or 454 diameter bullets, try them.

    If all you can find is 452, there's still some tricks.

    You do have a chronograph, right ?

    Are you casting these bullets?


    If it's a relatively soft alloy, say 11-12 BHN, I would use the non-GC bullet and start with the Titegroup powder. I wouldn't go over 6 grains or so. Maybe 1200 fps. Probably a tumble lube will work at that velocity, 2 coats.

    With the Lilgun, I would use the checked bullet, but that's just me.

    Use a good soft lube, 50/50 beeswax/Alox is a good one. Any of Lars' soft lubes from LS Stuff are good.
     
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    I don’t have a chrono. I am buying cast bullets, not casting my own just yet. Description says “cast, sized, lubed, ready to load bullets”.
     
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    You probably need 454 cast or 452 jacket I think hornady has 452 jacket 250 grain
    I’ve got a 454 mold ordered 250 gr gas check for my Winchester carbine it’s a 3 month wait if you don’t have it sorted by the time I get it I’ll get you some when I cast them


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    Very kind, I will certainly let you know!
     
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    My load is 25.5 gr L'il Gun with a 250 grain Hornady jacketed TSX or 250 gr lead SWC, sized to .452 and powder coated.
    Had some 310gr powder coated bullets given to me. I haven't shot any of them.
    Most of my .45C loads are 200gr powder coat. If I need a heavier bullet. I get a bigger caliber. No need for a 75-80 gr .223 bullet, get a .243 and shoot 85 gr. You want 120 gr, move up to .25 or .26 caliber.


    Never been a fan of gas checks.
     

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