The safety margin is about gun it's being launched from rather than the cartridge itself.
Absolutely.... The myth that the 'case' can't handle hot loads is just that ... a myth. The case is as strong as the .44Mag or .357 case.... And the .45 Colt doesn't even come close to 36,000psi.... ROL are in the 30,000 range. And my 'hot' loads are in the 20,000 range. The 13.0g of HS-6 load mentioned in the Linebaugh article above is all I need in .45 Colt. And it can be launched from my medium frame .45 Colt Ruger Flattops.... Wonderful versatile cartridge that meets all my expectations. And a lot of other folks since 1873.
All you hunters (and anyone else that enjoys shooting big bore) should grab a copy of Max Prasac's book 'Big-Bore Revolvers'.
A clinger. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Single Action .45 Colt (Sometimes improperly referred to by its alias as the .45 'Long' Colt or .45LC). Don't leave home without it. Ok.... the .44Spec is growing on me ... but the .45 Colt is still king.
Last edited by rclark; March 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM.