Originally Posted by Dog Soldier
I have been loading the .45 Win Mag for 25 years. I shoot a LAR Grizzly .45 Win Mag. I cast a 262 grs. Lee RNFP from WW and Linotype metal. I use loads of Win. 296 or H110. My problem is with hot loads the gun ejects the brass about 15 feet to the rear. I lose a lot of brass. That said the .45 Win Mag is a very good Ctg.
I agree. The 45 win mag is awesome. Shooting a 14" Contender w/2x Leupold it is impressive at 50yds. I cast 265gr #2 alloy, sized and gas-checked (Lyman mould but I don't know the number off hand). I chrono'd these up to1500 ft/sec. Great for powdering cinder blocks. But now, I don't think the Wildey would like the lead bullets and I've been shooting 230gr ball (still available @ $40.00 per box of 50). Starline still has brass and of course there are plenty bullets available. I tried 296, H110 and H4227 which was the cleanest. I understand that Blue Dot is/was Wildey's recommendation and plan to try it first.
Came back to add that in the Contender the 45 wm can be punishing. In the Wildey it is pleasant. Similar in "felt recoil" to a 1911.