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Old March 20, 1999, 04:05 AM   #3
Walt Welch
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Join Date: November 3, 1998
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I would be interested in the source of the Winchester data you mention, giving the SAAMI pressure for the .45 Colt at 30,000 psi. I was unable to find this on the Winchester site.

I did find these data on M D Smith's Reloading pages:

http://www.reloadammo.com/

Under the listing for the .45 Colt, I found some data on pressures. Here is the URL:

http://www.reloadammo.com/45cload.htm

Quote from the above URL:
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SAAMI pressures for STANDARD .45 Colt is 14,000 PSI MAXIMUM, but
for Ruger and T/C levels in the 20,000 to 25,000 range are
considered more the norm.
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Mr. Smith goes on to say that the Win 1894 can handle pressures similar to those used in the TC and Ruger firearms. I would proceed with great caution, and agree with Mr. Smith's later comment on the page from which I quoted, where he says that you should not try to make a .45 Colt into a .44 mag. If you want a .44 mag in the '94 Winchester, buy one; don't try to hot load a very old case designed for low pressures.

Good luck, and stay safe, Walt
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