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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 09:39:45 PM »
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You have to bear in mind that older SAA revolvers aren't suited for Ruger-grade loads. The .45 Colt is not a magnum cartridge by any stretch and ammo makers will likely default to low-pressure loads unless specifically stated as being Ruger or T/C loads.

You're looking at roughly 14,000 PSI .45 Colt SAA vs. 30,000 CUP .45 Colt Ruger/TC.
Older Colt velocities should be around 750-900 fps vs. 1250-1450 fps for hotter loads (250g).


Ya done made me look up stuff on Hodgdon's website.  Yep big difference.  Using 225g which is what the commercial rounds I got are there is a huge velocity increase if loading for a Blackhawk etc.  1,500 fps sounds more like it.  Ye haw!


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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 10:22:41 PM »
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BTW, why is such a manly man as yourself  not shooting the .500 S&W and other hand cannons?
Stop messing with all of those pip-squeak loads in sub half-inch calibers.

Sweat pants dont allow for the carrying of such heavy revolvers.

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 07:53:27 PM »
I often imbibe with molten lead on the rocks. Goes down so smoothly and it's soooo manly!

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2018, 06:59:12 AM »
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Sweat pants dont allow for the carrying of such heavy revolvers.
Sure they do, you just need to wear a load bearing vest.
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But it will be like teaching a pig to sing, a waste of your time, and you'll only succeed in anoying the pig.

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 07:39:35 AM »
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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 07:09:36 PM »
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I'm thinking about casting my own bullets for this Ruger Blackhawk.  I have a lead pot that needs to be used more often.

So, are you doing or still just thinking?

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 07:20:34 PM »
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So, are you doing or still just thinking?
I made up some, but am too busy to chrono and set up my press etc.  I will get to it in a few weeks/months.

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 07:24:25 PM »
Good deal. What mold did you end up acquiring?

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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 07:55:18 PM »
Lee 6 cavity tumble lube 230 grain round nose.  So far I like it fine with the Lee liquid alox stuff.  At this time I have no plans to individually lube bullets.

I want to get a hardness tester.

Might also get a 38/357 mold or two at some point.

No plans to go crazy beyond hobby fun.  Do not want it to feel like a job.


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Re: Girly-man .45 Colt
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 10:06:53 PM »
That should keep you in bullets. One pour is a cylinder full...