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Postby greener » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:31 am

That sound of a round fired and hitting the backer is probably a good indicator of a "wonder what this will do" load not being one you want to use again.

When my second box of 250gr LFP turned out to really be (as marked) 200gr LRN, I decided to drop the load on .45 colt just to see how it would do. I have had good results with 7.5-8.2 grains Unique with the 250 gr bullets and haven't really experimented much. I dropped the charge to 6 grain Unique, where I've loaded some .45 ACP 200 gr. Big cases, Lee press and Unique made for some uneven results and probably not suitable for pitty-pat .45 colt. The first round was ~18" below the target X at 15 yards. I managed to get a pretty good group 6" below the X. The rest was trying to figure out on the 3'x3' backer where they hit.

I wouldn't recommend that combination if you want boring, consistent shooting.

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Postby bgreenea3 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:33 am

Trail boss.....
"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."

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Postby blue68f100 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:33 am

^^^^^^ This

Trail Boss is what most everyone is using for 45colt reduced loads. It was design for this.
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Postby bgreenea3 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:17 am

That's what I normally load in my 44 mag for plinking rounds....
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Postby greener » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:07 am

Anyone can do it with Trail Boss. You folks just have no sense of adventure. :lol:

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Postby blue68f100 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:21 am

If you want to load reduced loads below the min recommendation it's best to use a fast burn powder. Most of the med burn powders are position sensitive. WST, BE, TG and N310? are what most BE shooters are using. Cowboy loads are normally with TB.
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