45 Long colt

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  1. chasdog

    chasdog New Member

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    Has anyone used Win. 571 powder to load 45 lc . Would like to hear some load info if anyone has anything on it. Looking for normal pressure loads . Specifically for hornady xtp 300 gr hollow point bullets or 255 gr cast bullets.
    Thanks
    Charlie
  2. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    did you find this powder listed for this bullet and caliber? if not suggest you look at manufactures website.(the powder manufactures site that is)
  3. Bindernut

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    WW571 (the same powder as Hodgdon HS-7) is pretty slow burning for standard .45 Colt loads.
    It's more suitable for magnum loads like the .41/.44 Mag or the .454 Casull class cartridges.

    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
    Hodgdon doesn't list any loads for the powder under either name in their online manual.
  4. JLA

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    yep the ol W571 is obsolete and isnt made anymore, but as Bindernut mentioend HS-7 is interchangeable and you can use HS-7 data to load with older lots of W571.

    It is a bit too slow for .45 colt loads unless you are loading hot for a ruger or T/C singleshot.
  5. chasdog

    chasdog New Member

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    Thanks guys I think 300 gr is too heavy for 571 I saw a load of 13 to 14 gr for a cast 250 gr bullet. Was just hoping someone had used this before on heavier bullets.
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