Powder: Blue Dot 13gr±0.5 (high variation from using rifle-insert in measure), Bullet:260gr Lyman #454424 from Matt’s Bullets, Shooting Record: 2017-03-07, evening, approx 55 Fahrenheit, 12 shots, Velocity (12 shots): Average 1060fps, ES 1087-1015=72fps, StdDev 22.4fps. Notes: Recoil was noticeably less than 260 grain load, much much less smoke.
There are safer powders for heavy loads. Unique isn't the cleanest burning, but its accurate for me. ( Log Out /
My powders of choice are Clays, HP-38, HS-6, Universal, Trail Boss, H110, IMR 4227, W296, and W231. Velocity: 1028 nominal, 1019 actual. Die .45 Colt (auch .45 Long Colt) ist eine weit verbreitete Revolverpatrone. Gleichzeitig wurde die Pulverladung der Ordonnanzpatrone von 30 Grains Schwarzpulver auf 28 Grains reduziert (zivile .45-Long-Colt-Munition wurde mit bis zu 40 Grains geladen) und das Geschoss von 250–255 Grains auf 230 Grains erleichtert.
2) that bumps up to form a gas seal with an appropriate powder charge. Sie hatte eine Kupferhülse mit einem innenliegenden Benét-Zünder (Patent Benét). Crimping the case around the round ball may be necessary to prevent ball movement during recoil.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The Colt Walker was unsurpassed in power by any commercially-manufactured repeating handgun from its introduction in 1847 until the arrival of the .357 Magnum in 1935.
loading smokeless over 900 fps will likely damage or destroy a Model P. as for loading costs I have broken down what it costs to load .45 Colt, if you cast your own bullets.
Elmer Keith was a lifelong fan of the UMC post-1880 .45 Colt load with a 250-grain flatnose conical lead bullet (right) seated over 40 grains of black powder, sans cannelure, or the equivalent smokeless load (left), distinguished by the cannelure at the base of the bullet. The C.O.L. Ein Wiederladen dieser Patronen war deshalb nicht möglich. There’s no shortage of loading information from the powder & bullet makers for the .45 Colt (Long Colt) cartridge for moderate velocity loads but I’d welcome advice as to which powders in practice work best in the roomy Colt case. Wolfe Publishing Company | 2180 Gulfstream Suite A | Prescott, AZ 86301.
Powders I have for .45 Colt listed in Hornady’s manual are: HP-38/W-231, Titegroup, Universal, Bullseye and Unique. Currently, the only problem is the oversized chamber throats, .456 to .457 inch, that are typical of Colt SAAs, while just about every other outfit has conceded to proper .451- to .452-inch throats.
So it has not been without some measure of trepidation on my part that we stop at the Hanna household, for fear that Hanna might drag out another of his “interesting” sixguns. ( Log Out / However, this does not necessarily preclude the use of smaller black-powder loads. This UMC .45 Colt load features a 250- grain flatnose, conical lead bullet seated over 39+ grains of compressed black powder in a balloonhead case.
This engraved Colt .41 Colt was shipped from the factory in 1906 with nickel plating. Make sure your gun can handle it before you use any of these loads listed below with STARS (*). These loads developed muzzle velocities of up to 1,050 ft/s (320 m/s).
I shoot lots of 45 Colt.
Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The examples do NOT indicate they are safe as only a firearms inspection by a certified and licensed gunsmith can determine which load configurations are safe and appropriate. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I'm not talking about 1957 when Lyman 41 came out, I'm talking about before 1911 from DuPont and then 1912 from The Hercules Powder Company. possible when using any of the commercially available conversion cylinders made for replica Colt Walkers. . QuickLOAD predicts 921fps @ 13.7kPSI. I've tried 200 gr. A database of .45 Colt handloads. I tried estimating the pressure by increasing the powder charge in QuickLOAD until I got a velocity of 1060fps, which happened at an estimated 19kPSI. Again, this is because of the rebated internal design of the chambers as described previously. Cartridges include: (1) early Peters smokeless load with 200-grain inside-lubricated lead bullet, (2) handload with 200-grain inside-lubricated Colorado Custom hollowbase cast lead bullet, (3) Winchester factory “Long” case with Lubaloy hollowbase bullet next to the same bullet recovered from a bale of wet newsprint after penetrating two one gallon jugs of water, (4) and (5) handloads with 200-grain swage lead outside-lubricated bullet in .41 and .41 Long cases, and (6) U.S. Cartridge Co. .41 Short with 160-grain outside-lubricated lead bullet. Joined: Dec 29, 2006 Messages: I want full power but I'm using Ruger New Vaqueros, so NO +P. I'll be using them mostly for range work and will occasionally carry the Ruger while deer hunting. Along the way, with the help of folks at RCBS, including Art Peters and the late Bill Keyes, we have the proper reloading dies, including cowboy dies intended for use with cast bullets, and my 45-270-SAA cast bullet design can be pushed to 950 fps or so from a 7.5-inch barrel without busting the seams. I also have been having good luck lately with 10.0 grains of HS-6 and 250- to 260-grain bullets, which duplicates the performance of the early black powder loads. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! https://www.alliantpowder.com/reloa...=1&weight=250&shellid=36&bulletid=67&bdid=206, https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...s-in-colt-saa-pic-heavy-dialup-beware.813537/, https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/HL 246partial.pdf, http://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...-new-vaquero&p=4168598&viewfull=1#post4168598, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.).
There’s no shortage of loading information from the powder & bullet makers for the.45 Colt (Long Colt) cartridge for moderate velocity loads but I’d welcome advice as to which powders in practice work best in the roomy Colt case. Increased powder loads in combination with increased bullet weight may create dangerous pressure conditions.
For starters I will be loading Hornady 250 grain HP XTP. bullets so I gave up. The .45 BPM is not a .460 S&W Magnum. Die.45-Long-Colt- Zentralfeuerpatrone wurde mit dem Colt Single Action Army im Jahre 1873 als Ordonnanz der US-Armee angenommen.
.460 S&W Magnum cartridges contain smokeless powder which generates pressures unsafe in firearms not designed for it including replica Colt Walkers. Die .45-Long-Colt-Zentralfeuerpatrone wurde mit dem Colt Single Action Army im Jahre 1873 als Ordonnanz der US-Armee angenommen. The trials and tribulations with the .45 Colt in that SAA have been summarized in these pages and two books previously, so I won’t go through all the details, but in time, with a properly designed bullet cast from the correct alloy and sized accordingly, the .45 Colt has proven to be capable of fine accuracy at appropriate velocities.
In 1873, the U.S. Army adopted a new service handgun and cartridge, the legendary Colt Single Action Army pistol and the equally iconic .45 Colt. Specifically, Colt Walker replicas that have been converted to allow the use of firearm cartridges by incorporation of a "converter cylinder". A typical bullet would consist of soft lead from 150 to 250 grains in weight with a black powder appropriate lubricant in the groove(s).
Im dicht bewachsenen Gelände kam es häufig zu Schusswechseln auf kurze Distanz.
However, it is standard practice to rebate the inside of a revolver's chambers only to a depth equal to the targeted cartridge's length. This was prior to the development of self-contained cartridges as used in most modern firearms today. It turned up in a pawn shop in 1970 for the princely sum of $125.00, and I converted it to .45 Colt with a new cylinder and 7.5-inch barrel from Numrich Arms. Lots of smoke. The .45 BPM differs from the .460 S&W Magnum in several key areas. The 1873 Colt model P was designed around Black Powder and it low pressures. Charge was max for 14kPSI with 260 grain jacketed per Alliant data. Samuel Colt, with suggestions from Captain Samuel H. Walker, designed it as a "cap and ball" revolver to shoot both lead round balls and picket bullets. Various filler materials such as corn meal, fiber wads, or felt wads can be used to take up space not used by the black powder nor bullet.