It can be used down to the midrange of about 900 fps with the 300 cast. ALL 135 gr 160 gr 180 gr 185 gr 200 gr 210 gr 215 gr 225 gr 230 gr 240 gr 250 gr 255 gr 260 gr 300 gr 320 gr 325 gr 335 gr 360 gr 395 gr. Like I mentioned, I'm really going for safe and accurate mostly. ... Lyman cast bullet handbook and my Loadbook Complete Manual for the .45 Colt in an attempt not to find load data for the projectile in question, of course, but to get an idea where to start... and more importantly, where to stop! http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416754, http://www.shootersforum.com/handloa...-w-2400-a.html, Vintage Boxes - Gear, Shell, Case, Primer, Group Buys Design, Active , Waiting and Archives, Closed Buys/Waiting for delivery/in shipment, If this is your first visit, be sure to 45 Colt Cartridge Information. A 57% overload is a lot, more than a proof load! Bullet Type Primer. 300 Savage Load Data; 308 Winchester Load Data; 30 Thompson Center Load Data; ... Load Data; 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore) Load Data; Cartridge Data; Components by Caliber; Nosler Home; Load Data. hi guy, for awhile now i have slowly been adding to my collection,,i just got 2 molds, a rcbs 255 grain ,,and a lyman 325 grain gc,,,i got the dies, the powder, had dale put my name on miha list for his 45 long colt hollow point mold, ,i have some brass, i got the dies,, but still looking for that one 45 long colt gun. You just have to look a bit more for loading data. I did just acquire a large bucket of Power Pistol based off some of the things I've read here and in Brian Pearce's writings. check out the. With Bullseye powder load. LoadData.com is a powerful search engine that allows you to search an ever-expanding database of loads. I am in no way an expert, but those velocities with a 300 gr. To load or advocate loading the.45 Colt cartridge to even higher pressure would appear to be irresponsible. SAAMI pressures for STANDARD .45 Colt is 14,000 PSI MAXIMUM, but for Ruger Blackhawk and T/C, levels in the 20,000 to 25,000 range are considered more the norm. I have a lb. I have all the H100 load data I need and thats fine, but I really like the idea of using 2400 as well. I can tell that long shot has been both accurate for me with my 300's and the standard deviation and es is very low. A couple of years ago Brian Pearce wrote a article on the 45-270-SAA bullet that generally weighs in at 285gr and he had loads for std pressure, 20K, and Ruger only levels with that bullet. Thanks, Fowler. bullets is still in the ballpark, or if I need to reduce even further. I probably will try a 17 grain starter load and work up to 19 grains for a sweet spot. A little simple arithmetic shows that a 25,000 cup load is slightly more than 57% above the 15,900 cup SAAMI maximum pressure for the.45 Colt cartridge. Your Redhawk and the 45 Colt are capable of pushing 300 grains to 1300 or more but there is no advantage to anything above 1100 fps with that bullet. At 45 Colt velocities, I don't see the 300 grain GD/Deep Curl expanding much, if any. Everyone tells me the 45 Colt will do better with heavier bullets. Does anyone know if Unique can be used to get a 300gr cast bullet into the 800-1000fps range for .45 Colt +P loads? Only scored 22/40. They’re designed to thump steel plates at a distance, and have a Brinell 18 hardness. My starting load for the Beartooth 300 grain LFN was 24 gn of W296 for 1156 fps. TCFP bullet: .776" stevemb. (Much less a chamber) This is a bullet typically loaded in 45 Colt and or the 454 Casull 15grs of bullet mass wont spike pressures greatly unless you are redlining loads. Trail Boss is new for the .45 ACP, but it shoots very well with a lead bullet (you can use jacketed also) and is quite mild but works the slide well in loads I have tested so far. CHARGE TABLE FOR 45/70GOVERNMENT (.457/.458 dia. We were soon shooting 300-grain bullets at 1,200 fps from a 7.5-inch-barreled Ruger revolver. So obviously I need to load to the second cannelure, closer to the meplat. There were no 45 Colt heavyweight bullets available at the time, so we sized down 300-grain 45-70 bullets in several stages, going from around 0.460 inch to 0.452 inch. Most people use 18.5 grains of 2400 as a max. I have never seen “published” load data for 300 grain 0.452” bullets in the 45ACP Probably because the bullets will not fit with the internal taper of the ACP case dimensions and still meet the maximum COL of 1.275” for cycling through a magazine. That data is from 2000 ish. BTW, I have loaded 360gr LWNGC bullets in a .45 Colt. Below you will find reloading data associated with the .45 Colt in different variations with different powder variants for loading and bullet types. My comments therefore would not apply. These Heavy .45 Colt +P loads are safe in all LARGE FRAME Ruger revolvers. Powder Click "Get Data" to view results. Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data. I also shoot 8.5 grains of Unique with 250-255 grain lead bullets from my Colt New Service. Reffering to a new Cimarron Model 1892 w/ 24in barrel. Addeddate 2019-02-26 16:21:01 Identifier TheCompleteReloadingManualForThe45Colt Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t1rg38202 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 (Extended OCR) Yes you can. The jacket on the bullet is heavier than the Speer 300 grain JSP. wonder if anyone can attest to this. If you use the Casull one, the round won't chamber. I don't know if my manuals are out of date or what, but after looking through my Lyman, Speer, and Hodgdon manuals, I can't seem to find any 300 grainers that aren't jacketed. They are available coated or uncoated. boolit seem somewhat extreme for an old Colt. 4.5-5.0 grains with 230-240-grain bullet in the .45 Schofield case. Buffalo Bore loads their ammunition up to maximum SAAMI specifications, which delivers devastating performance on a wide range of game. I have Lyman showing a Ruger & TC Only load for the #454190 250gr with 11.5 gr as MAX load with a velocity of 1185 out of 10" TC. I'm boring too. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type I've got a bunch of 300gr cast bullets sitting around, and the main two pistol powders I have on hand are Unique and H-110/W296. Silly me...I thought you were talking about a Colt revolver. Find what you need in four easy steps. Research done conferms up to a 50,000 psi tolerance, but I would like to keep it under 25,000. I collected a number of favorite .45 ACP loads, mostly cast bullet loads, and began the test. FTX® 308 Winchester 125 gr. The bullet was seated to the second crimp groove for an overall length of 1.642". Accuracy went up, and ES/SD went down as I went up in charge. Bullets from other manufacturers may not produce equivalent pressure or velocities; therefore, it is not recommended that this data be used with components other than as listed. Well, if I can safely wring 1000 fps from the flattop and 1100-1200 from the Bisley, I'll be happy. data **includes new A-Tip® Match load data; 338 Lapua Mag 270 gr. That is meant for .45 Colt. also I like 9gr of unique/universal for the toasty loads I like h110 start at 23gr, www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/HL%20246partial.pdf, www.customsixguns.com/writings/dissolving_the_myth.htm. I run the Leadheads 310 at about the same speeds with one grain less of powder. 17 Remington Fireball; ... 250 Grain; No Additional Data; Cartridge Information. A database of .45 Colt handloads. Bull-X now has a 300 grain flat-nosed bullet available for the .45 Colt with two crimp grooves to adjust the loading to fit the length of the cylinder. Velocity is 844 fps. I'd like to hear some of your favorite loads for 45 Colt, 300gr flavor. I do agree that the velocities I posted were a little ambitious, 1000-1200 would kill anything I could think of, but I do like to feel some kick, and have the ability to take out game. It does not mock flesh and bone, but neither does the gelatin some put so much faith in. There are a wide range of bullet styles and weights available for the cartridge, it’s a delight for any reloader. Please Login or Register. Rifle Cartridges. I never see much +P data for Unique other than pushing a 250-260gr bullet. However, in 1892 the U.S. military adopted the .38 Long Colt cartridge, which performed poorly against the Moro juramentado warriors during the Moro Rebellion of the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). Per my calculations, penetration in gelatin would have been perhaps 20 percent greater." "The 300-grain bullet simply left the others behind in penetration. Select your cartridge type from the drop-down list. Then select your bullet weight, powder manufacturer and powder type. Hey guys, I'm looking into making up some hunting loads for my 1892 45 Colt. GMX® 30-06 Springfield 125 gr. Here are some measurements I made: Length of 300 gr. Reloading Data For The .45 Colt The .45 Colt with Lee Precision Data is a very popular load. I'll head downstairs to bench and manuals in a bit and look and see what I can find, but what powder options do you have or want to stay with ? This was in my large frame Harton Bisley with minimal barrel gap. bullet) USE LARGE RIFLE PRIMERS: POWDER MEASURING TECHNIQUE - Push the measure through the powder only once, then give the measure a slight shake sideways to level it off.Do not shake it down or add more than is recommended. Cast bullets will generally give higher velocity than jacketed of the same weight, with the same powder charge. My bullet of choice is the Hornady 300 XTP/Hp. I have a copy of that magazine somewhere - just can't locate it atm. An accurate cartridge, the .45 Colt loaded with good 250-grain bullets is no slouch on big game. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. The other is for a .454 Casull. I would be very careful. of H-110 for stiffer loads and have some Unique on order. .45 Colt - Manufacturer Loading Data. I have used 300 plus grain bullets regularly in my 4 colt blackhawk. I lost most of my loading data in Ivan, ... For a "thumper" load put 21 grs of WW296 under a Hornady 300 gr XTP and show the 44mag fans how it's done. 300 Blackout 135 gr. I have shot thousands of 250 gr lead .45 Colt with 10 gr Unique in Ruger Blackhawks and Winchester 94 and 92's. Will be using a cast 300 grain RFN with GC and would like safe loads in the 1200-1600 fps range. A 300 grain hardcast LFNGC fron Cast Performance over 20 grains of H-110 in PMC or Starline cases gives me 1040 fps out of my .45 Colt Blackhawk 4 5/8ths inch and 1100 or so out of my 5 1/2 inch Redhawk and Bisley Vaquero and a little more than 1170 out of my 7 1/2 inch Blackhawk. 5.0-6.0 grains with 250-260 grain bullet in .45 Colt case for "Cowboy Load" 6.0-7.0 grains with 260-270-grain bullet in .45 Colt case for "full charge" load. I spent all last summer finding a 240 load for my SRH ( in 45C )now think I'll try the 300 XTP. im leaning towards the ruger blackhawk bisley 45 long cot 5.5 barrel. They look more like loads for modern Blackhawks. (includes Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, all pre-2005 Vaquero, Bisley, Redhawk) These Heavy .45 Colt +P loads are NOT intended for the New Model Vaquero (small frame). I know its a slightly lighter bullet but it would give you some good starting places for your loads at different levels. GMX® 300 PRC 178-250 gr. If I get decent velocity within a safe window between starting and maximim loads, I'll be happy. While I only needed it for a Ruger Bisley, I found this information a few years ago and have never, NEVER, looked back. *Disclaimer: The load data contained on this site is intended for use with Barnes Bullets. Never had a problem. Evening Gentlemen I'm at it again , trying for something different . 300 Savage Load Data; 308 Winchester Load Data; 30 Thompson Center Load Data; 30-06 Springfield Load Data; 300 Ruger Compact Magnum (RCM) Load Data; ... 45 Colt (Single Action Army & Replicas) Load Data; 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore) Load Data; Cartridge Data; Components by Caliber; Nosler Home; Load Data. I'm flexible with powder choice. Much higher then you see today. The .45 Colt quickly earned an outstanding reputation as a fight-stopping cartridge on the frontier, even when stoked with reduced-power military loads. The .45 Colt can be loaded down to soft-shooting cowboy loads, or pushed to the limit for heavy hunting applications. Most 300 grain bullets have a longer bearing surface than 250 grain so accordingly. I would think a good WLNGC would work just as well... and the 300 grain weight isn't really necessary but will certainly penetrate enough. My concern is with how much bullet this puts in the case, and whether or not the existing load data I've found for 300 gr. Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. All the loads are developed by the staff of Handloader magazine and the archives of Handloader and Rifle magazines. The mold in question is an MP .454-297 which throws a 300 grain LFN-GC style slug. If you're unsure, or just want options, check as many boxes as you'd like. Even a simple low pressure load that gives only 1000 fps with a 300 grain cast bullet gives over 660 ft.lbs of muzzle energy...so the Winchesters and the Marlins in normal actions give plenty of power. Remember a medium load of 1600 fps for a 300 grain bullet from a 45 long Colt rifle at acceptable pressure with the right powders...and that can give 1700+ lbs of muzzle punch...!!!! My settled on load goes 1335 with an SD of 12. Sorry about that. For use in the Colt Single Action Army or replicas from EMF or Cimarron, I use this new heavyweight with 7.5 grains of Hodgdon's Universal or 15.0 grains of their H4227 for right at 750 to 800 feet per second. The .45 Silhouette is a 300 grain truncated cone bullet, with two crimp groves so it can fit in a Colt SAA sized frame, or be seated further out in large-frame Ruger revolvers for added powder capacity. Pistol; Rifle; Cowboy; GR. A load of 20.0 grains of this powder with the Laser Cast 300 grain bullet in WW .45 cases with Fed 155 primers was tested at Pala on 7-13-02 to no avail. Make sure your gun can handle it before you use any of these loads listed below with STARS (*). I had the same issues as you as to finding load data. 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