Heavy 45LC Loads

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by LDJ, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Ahh, I think I see.

    Most 45 Colt loads use a 250 or 255 grain bullet, while most 45 ACP loads use a 200 or 230 grain. That might be why they list them as separate.

    And then there are the older 45 Colt guns, that are still in use and use the 454 bullet, so they are pointing that out, so if you have the older gun and need the larger bullet, you would know to get the 45 COLT bullet, and not just the 45 bullet.
  2. snuffy

    snuffy New Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Oshkosh Wisconsin
    LDJ, I too had the same problem finding heaviER 45 colt loads. I just bought a Rossi M-92 lever gun in 45 colt. I wanted some thump to the loads, not just a pop and a puff of smoke the 45 SA loads would have given.

    I just recently joined the loadData.com forum. http://www.loaddata.com/home/index.cfm For those that don't know, they're affiliated with Rifle-Handloader magazine and the Wolf publishing company. There's a fee, but once you see all the loads that are on that sight, you'll say what I said, why didn't I join this years ago??¿

    There's many thousands of loads on there, with more being added every day. Much of it is simply copied from other manuals, but quite a bit from writers that have written articles in Handloader for specific calibers. There was no problem finding many loads to try, both jacketed and for my home cast lead boolits.
  3. LDJ

    LDJ Member

    May 26, 2011
    Oklahoma. USA
    Thanks Snuffy
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