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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by wingnut » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:35 am

No, no dirt diving done. Those that hit steel did not have much left.

Lil’gun will get you to near "snappy."
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Post by Hidden Mortimer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:38 pm

Sorry, I misread your post earlier. So you didn’t have success hunting with them? Did you miss or just didn’t see any deer? Do you think that crimping these to the top of the cannelure would cause over pressure with this bullet?
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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by wingnut » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:17 pm

I saw no deer when hunting with the BBS.

The bullet and reviews I linked to had no cannelure. If you are looking a the Hodgdon reloading web PDF at their JSP listed, start with the low load. I know it states to use the bottom cannelure for 1.650" COAL but the BBS might keep you from getting there. That is why I had the "fence" trimming discussion. Always start with a low load. It will keep you out of trouble. Try an COAL of 1.600" or a little less.

ETA: My bad, some of the Speer JSP's do have a cannelure.
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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by wingnut » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:21 am

FYI-

A great kids & plinking load for the 45 BB is to use the common 45 ACP FMJ 230g. Use the top ACP load of Unique, Bludot, Universal, etc. Here is a group at 25 yards with an RMR plated bullet over Universal:
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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by wingnut » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:27 pm

Copied from another thread:


Pic's of Hodgdon's 2018 Annual Manual; Remember most if not all Henry's are rated for 45C Ruger pressure loads. Note barrel length, bullets & weights, COAL and pressures (PSI & CUP):
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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by wingnut » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm

Data from Speer, however, barrel length is not given:

300 grain (note same bullet as in Hodgdon data above)-
https://www.speer-ammo.com/downloads/sp ... ly_300.pdf

260 grain-
https://www.speer-ammo.com/downloads/sp ... ly_260.pdf

250 grain-
https://www.speer-ammo.com/downloads/sp ... ly_250.pdf
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Re: The wimpy 45LC no more

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm

I have some 325 gr. MB coated bullets loaded over 16 gr. of 2400 I shoot in my Ruger Alaskan.
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