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Old November 2, 2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Will this work?

I have used .451 fmj for my 45 acp and .452 lead for my 45Colt. So, I'm wondering can I use .452 lead in my 45 ACP?
I thank you for any replys or thoughts in advance.
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Old November 2, 2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Old November 2, 2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just kidding.

Yes.
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Old November 2, 2011, 10:30 PM   #4
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We have used them by the 1000's with never a problem.
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Old November 2, 2011, 11:02 PM   #5
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Fellows, thank you, so much, for your replys. THANK YOU.
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Old November 4, 2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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What bullet type are you using?
There are several bullet manufactures that make a lead bullet that will work in Colt and the ACP but shape can make them very unreliable in the ACP.
For my Rugers single actions my best accuracy is with .454 in lead.
I’m a big fan of Penn bullets and his 200 GR RNGPBB works well in both with his standard sizing of .452. The reason I like it is that it has a crimp ring for the Colt and for the ACP you set it deeper then do a taper crimp.
http://www.pennbullets.com/45/45-caliber.html
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