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Welsh Rifleman

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Need Load suggestions for 45 Long Colt LSWC Bullets
« on: September 08, 2013, 07:27:30 pm »
I am setting up my "spare" tool head for 45 long colt rounds.

I plan to load 185 and 200 gn lead semi wad cutter swaged bullets.

I have loaded 250 gn 45LC bullets for years with either Trail Boss and for the past 5 years my cast 20:1 bullets with FFFg black powder.

I am loading these new loads for a Smith & Wesson Model 25-10 revolver with a 6 inch barrel....and am looking for a 25 yd paper punching load.

Thanks in advance for your valued feedback.

George Edwards - aka Welsh Rifleman

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Re: Need Load suggestions for 45 Long Colt LSWC Bullets
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 12:09:15 pm »
Hi, i'm currently loading my 45 Colt loads for cowboy action. Using a 200 gr LRFN bullet and 4.2 gr Alliant Red Dot in a Ruger Bisley Blackhawk with 6 1/2" barrel my 50 foot two hand groups are under an inch. This load is in the 650 fps range and not critical in my gun whether the powder is agains't the bullet or settled to the primer end of the case. 4.5 gr Red Dot also works very well with the 200 gr LRFN
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Re: Need Load suggestions for 45 Long Colt LSWC Bullets
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 11:11:05 am »
Hello Don....thanks for sharing the information.

I went from Bullseye to 231 to Trailboss on my Cowboy 45LC loads....but then went to Goex FFFg black powder for the last few years.

I'm down to Bullseye on the shelf and deciding what load to use as I am wanting to shoot my S&W Model 25 again.  I will try some BE loads...but was seeing what else folks were currently using.

I've never used Red Dot for whatever reason....but it sounds like it might work in my Model 25 which has a 6" barrel.

Thanks again,

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Re: Need Load suggestions for 45 Long Colt LSWC Bullets
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 07:15:57 pm »
George
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Re: Need Load suggestions for 45 Long Colt LSWC Bullets
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 11:10:13 am »
cc656d ....thanks for the contact information.

I will give him a call.

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