Which are your favorite .45 Colt Loads:

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by JohnnyFlake, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    I just ordered 1000 Cast .45 Colt Bullets in 250gr RNFP - .452.

    These will be the first .45 Colt Loads I have ever loaded and I'll be using New Starline Brass.

    I would appreciate it if any of you would share some of you favorite loads for that bullet. I am NOT looking for Ruger, Contender or rifle loads, just general target and fun shooting loads.

    Soon, I'll also be ordering 500 Cast .45 Colt 255gr SWC Bullets. Any suggestions, for preferred loads, for that bullet will also be appreciated.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    7.5 gr unique. Nice light load for knocking over steel gongs.
  3. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Jackson County West Virginia
    I load mine over 5 grains of Trail Boss. These are really light loads. Recoil about like a 22LR out of my Rossi 92 lever gun. And easy shooting out of my 5.5" bbl Taurus Gaucho SAA revolver. A plus with the Trail Boss is the bulk density is such that it would be difficult to double charge a case.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  4. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    in a motorhome where ever we park!
    same load i use under 250gn swc, used in 45 derringer and Tarus Judge. in the derringer i can actually hit a target (9 in plate) at 8 ft!
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