*** 1007 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 255 gr. AA No. True Blue 7.7 gr. 5 11.0 gr. 884 max - OK for all guns. Historically, there has been variations in the bore diameter of 45 Colt revolvers. 1,455 max Please be respectful of others. ); 640 LOAD Titegroup performs well. 230 grain Berry's RN Plated lead (full copper plating designed for 45 ACP) Please support this website by adding us to your whitelist in your ad blocker.
Load it like Trail Boss 5 makes a nice cowboy load around 9 grains) I load my .45 colt with a 255 gr cast lead bullet (custom mold to approximate the original bullet) over 40gr of FFFG Goex black powder. 935 (IMR Max load) 250 grain Hornady XTP (.452)(Hot, Ruger, Contender only -not old Colts) ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= 2400 13.2 gr. Yes, I would like to receive offers and newsletters from Cheaper Than Dirt.
LOAD ZIP 6.9 gr. At 820 fps, this is an excellent loading, powerful enough for anything you need to do with a handgun. 742 FPS minimum
==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= On the frontier U.S. lead loads) lbs., which makes the max 44 Mag about 9.5% more powerful than the max 45 Colt ammo. Netcom. Antique weapons may have a bore diameter of .454 inches. 931 Maximum Unique 8.5 gr. Save and label each shot target appropriately. 802 (IMR max load) 5 9.1 gr. JHP= Jacketed Hollow Point and if GC indicated, means Gas Check at
(No. 931 Maximum 730 (Actual in 4 5/8" bbl revolver) 5 10.5 gr. Lil'Gun 19.5 gr. I even tried some lead bullets I used for my .45 Auto that mike about 0.449. 350 grain JSP (Jacketed Soft Point)only RUGER and T/C I purchased 230 gr round nose hard cast bullets, supposedly .452 (I haven’t miked them). History and performance come together in an unequaled confluence of good features. 628 Hi=677, Lo=594, ES=8.3 (too slow, but good spread) 839 (mild) 2400* 18.0 gr. True Blue 7.5 gr. 804 It is helpful to make an “X” from corner to corner of the target out of brightly colored duct tape. It’s definitely more than adequate for whitetails. Unique 9.5 gr.
check to make sure its chambered in 45 colt. ZIP 6.6 gr. Gather all components and begin loading between six and 12 cartridges, starting with the lowest recommended powder charge; accurately label this batch of cartridges with the amount of powder they contain. (Cowboy Load)(RNFP) positions were closer in speeds and the spreads were noticeably 200 grain JFP Sierra The heavy bullet with large frontal area is quite effective at handgun ranges; it’s big medicine indeed! 742 Cowboy mild HS7 is slowest of the group (Similar to 2400) 727 (IMR max load) I am getting just over 1050 fps. All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. ZIP 7.2 gr. 734 (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver) Make sure that the seating die is properly adjusted to press a slight crimp into the case mouth where it meets the cannelure of the jacketed bullet. (I do not recommend over 8.5 gr of Unique; tough on guns) These loads are safe in all modern.45 Long Colt revolvers in good operating condition. ***1,080)* (10.6 to 11.8 MAX/MAX is good range) 798 FPS minimum Unique 7.8 gr. speeds. 1,018 (IMR Max load) Clays 5.9 gr. 1,195 max 762
2 6.4 gr. 742 Hi=750, Lo=735, ES=15 (good spread, should have used more powder) Titegroup 5.0 gr. The only downside is cleanup! * 1,180* MAX/MAX load When setting the bullet seating and crimping die, adjust it so that the bullet sets as far out of the cartridge as possible while still fitting easily into the cylinder and staying within the recommended cartridge overall length. 895 Powder DOWN is to actually shake the gun in an up or down position 231 7.5 gr. Titegroup 7.0 gr. AA N100 6.2 gr. Below you will find reloading data associated with the .45 Colt in different variations with different powder variants for loading and bullet types. For older weapons, it is best to slug the barrel. *** 1007 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 255 gr.
Universal 8.8 gr.
"Speer Reloading Manual Number 14"; Osmark Industries Inc.; 2010.
1,171 fps(* Plus P) 800 barrel differ from a 4 4/5" revolver by 995 FPS First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle, Trijicon RMRcc Reflex Sight Review – Perfect for Concealed Carry, Swarovski Z5(i) P BT L 3.5-18x44mm Scope Review, Pairing Barrel Twist Rates with Bullets for .223 and 5.56 NATO, RCBS Rebel Single Stage Press – First Look, Cameras Don't Lie: Subsonic 9mm vs. .300 Blackout, Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light, Guns & Ammo TV: Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm. His 45 Colt bullet was #454424 and was available for … For instance, the Hornady LFN Cowboy round at 255 gr and with a FPS of 725 (298 ft. CAUTION!! shooting those lets you experience the 45 colt as it was intended.
True Blue 10.5 gr. Sixteen-round "clip." ZIP 7.8 gr.
Competition 5.0 gr.
Universal 6.5 gr. 830 Kind of like a 9mm 1911 for revolver shooters. 5 9.4 gr. Titegroup 7.7 gr. The 1873 Colt model P was designed around Black Powder and it low pressures. Nitro 100 6.5 gr. 881 Maximum HS6## 10.5 gr. Universal 6.5 gr. 888 start
Free Targets and Target Tracker Shooting Logs! For 38Spec/357 Mag in a Ruger GP100 I go 170/180gr-less muzzlelblast. Titegroup 6.9 gr. Shooting the first 2 boxes of factory ammo was a very pleasant experience except at the checkout counter, so I prepared to handload (I load for numerous other calibers anyway). Newly manufactured weapons should have a bore diameter of .451 inches. A $3/month subscription. 963 (Actual in Rossi 45 Carbine) Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data. Complete the assembly of your hand loads by topping each cartridge with a copper-jacketed bullet and running it into the bullet seating die on your press. respectively. 231 7.2 gr. you want those speeds and power, buy a .44 magnum. AA #9 16.0 gr. setTimeout( 785 cowboy mild With Accurate's 5744 the speeds with 17.0 were 946 (Actual in Rossi 45 Carbine) 231 7.0 gr. A problem when lowering the bullet weight or the powder charge with the .45 Colt is blow by.
Bullseye 5.0 gr. HP38 6.0 gr. 805
HS6 13.5 gr. Everything went fine until I tried to chamber the rounds in my Scofield. Your email address will not be published. HP38 8.0 gr. 1,226 max * 1,250* of force. Silhouette 6.2 gr. 868 (cowboy load) WAP 8.6 gr.
He is also a retreat consultant specializing in off-grid living, rural relocation, and survival preparedness. AA #9 14.1 gr. 225 grain LRN, FP or SWC (Lead Round Nose) With such an increase in first time gun owners and new preppers, spreading the good word about reloading to the online community is my passion. ZIP 6.1 gr. 802 (IMR max load) Box 303 articles on reloading special calibers and personal loads where * 1,100* 998 MAX. To prove this, I have an Excel file that lists ammo from many suppliers for 30 handgun calibers, and 18 rifle ones. ----------------------------------------- * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless
and FMJ-RN bullet. HP38 7.3 gr. in speeds than others that I have tried in the .45 Colt. All Rights Reserved. Thank you! CAUTION!! Trail Boss 5.5 gr. True Blue 6.8 gr. AA No. 785 cowboy mild Wood scraps: free & abundant! Universal 8.8 gr.
889 start AA5744 17.0 gr. These specs are for a 5.5″ barrel. you use any of these loads listed below with STARS (*). Unique 7.5 gr. Universal 7.2 gr. 1,000 (Maximum) References: Accurate Arms Co. 1996 Reloading booklet - - Alliant Reloading Components Manual, 14th edition - - Lyman Piston &
Unique 7.5 gr. HS6 12.0 gr. The round was originally loaded with a 255-grain lead bullet over 40 grains of FFg black powder for a velocity of about 900 fps (out of the issue SAA's 7-inch barrel). W-296/H-110* 24.9 gr. 871 825 Note: Powder Mfgs. And what would it be if you had to buy bullets (which I suspect most people do), and cases? Universal 6.5 gr. * 788* I did look into all of this, and I counted the costs of everything for reloading. 231 6.8 gr.
AA5744 16.0 gr. Unique 10.0 gr. AA No. AA No. Bullseye, Unique and 2400 are products of Alliant (formerly Hercules) Powders. 972 Max (full case) 775 Approx. Trail Boss 7.0 gr. Karl, I quite agree with you about the .45 LC cartridge! (Hi=872.5 Lo=827.5 Spread=45 fps)(some unburned powder) 8 Unique 9.5 gr.
Is It Safe to Carry a Handgun Fully Loaded? 1,050 (MAXIMUM) A good bullet pull is essential for uniform ballistics, and a firm crimp is a big help.
Lil'Gun* 20.0 gr. 727 FPS MAXIMUM 810 HS6 12.0 gr. 830 In addition, I can also shoot .45 ACP ammo (with a cylinder swap), which is a lot of fun too. SAAMI pressures for STANDARD .45 Colt is 14,000 PSI MAXIMUM, but and FMJ-RN bullet. AA No. 824 MAX. Thanks for writing this article as I am starting to reload and learning about loading. (Hi=809.2 Lo=792.6 Spread=16.6 fps) Bullseye 7.0 gr. Solo 1000 5.8 gr. 866 Hi= 890 Lo=855 ES=35 (good Cowboy load)