Reloading Info on 45 long Colt

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    So do the winchester 94s in both calibers..
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    The rossi M92s look like they come with 20 twist barrels in both calibers.

    That would be the better long range choice IMO. especially where heavy bullets are concerned.
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    The 16" and 20" Rossi have the carbine forearm and buttstock. Their 24" barreled rifles have a different (and I think nicer looking) forearm and a more curved buttstock. I have an original 1892 Winchester in 44-40 (made 1895) which has the 24" octagon barrel. The 24" Rossi looks very similar to the real 1892. I will buy a Rossi in the future in .45 colt and it will be a 24" octagon. I want a .45 rifle to go with my Cimaron Uberti .45 pistol. I still shoot my 1892 occasionally, but it is now 117 years old and I like to pamper it now.
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    21 grn. of H-110. This is a load I gleaned from Handloader Magazine in an article by Brian Pearce. I believe the Max is right at 22 grn.
    This load is accurate and hard hitting in both my Blackhawks and the Marlin, and I've taken several Elk and numerous Deer with it. It's my 'Go-To' hunting load in the .45LC.
    The bullet I cast is a Lyman 452651, with wheel weights it can go as high as 335 grn. I add Linotype to get it down around 325, then gas check it.
    Heads up though, it kicks like a mule in the Blackhawk and the Marlin.
    One shot was right at 110 yards according to the rangefinder, even from the Blackhawk the cow Elk barely went 60 yards. The bullet went almost through her, ending up in the ribs on the opposite side.
    Similar bullets are available commercially if you don't cast.
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