Originally Posted by Alpo
Why 45? 'Cause your pistol is 45 and you want it to match, or some other reason? I'm not a fan of the 45 Colt in rifles, myself. I've got one, but that's because that model (16" barrel with big "Ringo Kid" loop) only came in 45. Would have preferred 44/40.
The .44-40 cartridge is a PIA to reload.
That short skinny neck gets crushed and you lose at least 10% of your brass to crushed and deformed necks.
.45 Colt is easy to reload.
I know it's easy cause I can do it.