i bought a judge awhile back and while i love the gun i was quite disappointed with the amount of thump that the .45 colt packs. so i have been wondering. if i were to do my own .45 colt loads how hot could i make them safely? just based on the amount of recoil difference between the 410 shot shells and the .45 i think it would be plenty safe to load them hotter because the shot shells have alot more recoil and therefore it would stand to reason are higher pressure loads. i tried to call and ask taurus about this but they just ran me around the ringer and never gave me a strait answer. i just want to try to get the bullet velocity up as much as i can because i have been toying with the idea of hunting with it.