45 acp for Colt 1917 Revolver

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ottoshelmet, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. ottoshelmet

    ottoshelmet New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    I recently purchased a Colt 1917. I have reloaded many 200 grain SWC rounds with 5 grns of HP38 I have used in my 1911 with success. Would there be any difference between reloading for the auto vs the revolver? Any specific recommendations anyone can provide would be appreciated. I am still learning the science.

  2. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    Otto: You will be fine with anything you shoot in your auto you can shoot in your revolver. You might think about getting some auto rim cases and you won't have to use the moon clips.


  3. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    I use the same load (5.0 BE/HP38) in my S&W 625. Works fine for me.

    +1 to getting some .45 Auto Rim brass if you intend to shoot your 1917 often. You can use your same .45 ACP dies and just buy a new shellholder. I switched over to .45 AR brass a year ago. Very easy to reload and no moon clips to mess with.
  4. ottoshelmet

    ottoshelmet New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Good to know. thanks.
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