As such, revolvers chambered to .460 S&W Magnum will usually chamber the shorter .45 Colt. Of course, that’s just politics, singling out stuff you might be interested in and agree with . With that big case, that is an advantage IMHO. If you are shooting a "Colt .45" or a clone thereof, new model BH or even the "new" Vaquero I would start reloads on the low side and work up 1 tenth[ 1/10th]of a grain at a time. Taken one step at a time, however, it all comes together quite easily, although it may not be the first choice for the highballing reloader who just wants to work on the edge of magnum pressures with recipes that can be slapped together with little or no forethought. There are more consistent powders for moderate 45 Colt loads. The .45 BPM can hold up to 60 grains of black powder. Shortly thereafter, she added a set of Ajax pearl stocks to replace the black, hard-rubber factory ones. An air gap can cause a dangerous pressure spike condition causing bursting of the chamber, cylinder, or barrel. 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. In later years, however, Keith lamented that if limited to factory loads in any sixgun cartridge, he would choose the .45 Colt –mostly, it would appear, because he deemed factory .44 Special loads as historically anemic. This year, Charles and Phyllis treated us to a fresh pot of coffee and cookies while there were four single-action revolvers lying at the center of the table. 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. 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Zudem wurde der Hülsenrand etwas verbreitert, um eine einwandfreie Funktion des automatischen Auswerfers des S & W-Schofield zu gewährleisten. until I learned what load of the powder you are reloading with is most agreeable to that particular firearm. I have a Ken Warner article on the 45 ACP where he praises W231 and "gives up on HP38" . bullets in my .45 Colt's, but the POI is too different from 250/255 gr. The other was fairly “doggy” but a prime candidate for rebuilding and was forwarded to Doug Turnbull for refurbishing. 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. A standard .460 S&W Magnum brass casing unmodified is used. I almost had to laugh, since it was pretty much a duplicate of the sixgun that has ridden with Roberta and me for upwards of 25 years over thousands of highway miles across the lower 48. Unique is a good choice since it is a bulky powder and does a good job filling up the case, even at moderate load levels. Again, this is because of the rebated internal design of the chambers as described previously. Ab 1875 wurden kürzere Patronen mit von 32 auf 28 mm verkürzten Hülsen ausgegeben, um ihre Verwendung auch im Smith & Wesson-Schofield-Revolver zu ermöglichen, da dieser Kipplaufrevolver eine kürzere Trommel hatte. Who would have guessed an almost ancient Colt SAA .45 would be lurking in the door pocket of an otherwise modern police cruiser? Eventually, Keith swore off the .45 Colt when a load using a case full of black powder under a 300-grain .45-90 bullet blew the loading gate off. Note that charge is above max (by 0.1 grain) for 250gr Lead SWC in Speer #12. On the drive home from our Kansas deer hunt this year, Roberta and I stopped to visit Charles Hanna and his wife, Phyllis, in Augusta, Kansas. [2][3], Obwohl seit langem ohne militärische Bedeutung, wird die Patrone .45 Colt mehr als 130 Jahre nach ihrer Einführung immer noch hergestellt, wobei bis 1900 Schwarzpulver und mit der Zeit immer mehr rauchloses Pulver verwendet wurde. Bullet: 230 grain “Softball!” (actually Brinell 18) Hi-Tek coated from Missouri Bullet Co, Velocity (6 shots): Average 1053fps, ES 1086 – 1023 = 63fps, StdDev 22.3fps. Many police departments, along with folks of dubious character, preferred the .41 Colt or .41 Long Colt with a 200-grain inside- or outside-lubricated, blunt-nose lead bullet, respectively, over the .38 Smith & Wesson and/or .38 S&W Special so-called 200-grain Police loads. Mulling over our visit at the Hanna household during the two day drive home from Kansas, I found Hanna’s choice of handguns interesting, mostly because he could have chosen almost any handgun as a backup to whatever the state of Kansas might have foisted on him. 2) that bumps up to form a gas seal with an appropriate powder charge. 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. Wolfe Publishing Company | 2180 Gulfstream Suite A | Prescott, AZ 86301. 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. As with any black-powder load there should never be an air gap between the powder and the bullet. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 19. [3], Colt .45 – links eine Patrone 1873/74, Mitte ab 1875 (beide mit Einkerbungen), rechts moderne Patrone, John Taffin, Guns Magazine, July 2001 (BNET – Find Articles), Ladedaten der .45 Colt mit unterschiedlichen Geschosstypen (US),, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. Dieser wurde von vorne in die Hülse eingeschoben und mit … can not exceed 2.140". A minimal 40 grain load of black powder is recommended as this is the upper limit of the .45 Colt cartridge. As with most firearm cartridges, the .45 BPM can be loaded in a variety of configurations. Space constraints keep me from looking at all of these powders in depth, but I can cover a few. 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. Change ), 230 Grain Speer Gold Dot Hollow Point Short Barrel 45 ACP. [2] A 60 grain cartridge configuration may be desirable to use as a novelty rifle cartridge such as for a revolver carbine. I’ll finish the rest of the canister in 500 Linebaugh or 45 ACP. Keith also mentioned several times over the years that the old 250- to 255-grain flatnose, conical lead bullet gave the best penetration on wild cattle and game. During the transition from black to smokeless powder, the .41 Colt was quite popular and chambered in a variety of handguns, including Colt single- and doubleaction revolvers and pocket pistols and derringers from several manufacturers. Universal is an excellent powder for the 45 Colt with 8.0 grains under a 250-grain bullet duplicating the old black powder load.