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Old December 26, 2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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ruger convertible vaquero and super blaqckhawk 45lc/45 apc

i have been thinking of buying a ruger convertible 45 and wonder how well the 45 apc will shoot in the long colt barrel
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Old December 29, 2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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I have an old model convertable vaquero and I hate to admit that while it shoots 45 l.c. good it shoots acp better. Thats a good thing for the pocket book but I bought it to shoot the long colt because of the nostalgia of the cartridge. Glad it shoots both though.
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Old December 30, 2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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Shoot just as well ... if all is well with the revolver of course. I have two .45 Convertibles of the flattop variety from Lispeys.
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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I've got the Blackhawk convertable and I only use it for 45ACP only, works great with that bullet. I've probably shot more than 3,000 rounds in it with not one problem and is very accurate. I've got 3 ruger 45Colts so thats why I never change the cyl. Charlie
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Old December 30, 2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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Have any of you used a 1911 magazine as a "speedloader" for your revolver when using the ACP cylinder? I've seen a pic in a gunrag, but haven't seen anyone actually load a whole cylinder.
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:49 AM   #6
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Not me. Of course I don't even own a 1911. The o' one at a time with fingers work fine .
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Old December 31, 2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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I have the convertible Blackhawk, and have not found accuracy to vary between the Colt vs. ACP loads...........but, so far all I have have shot have been 200 grain lswc bullets at around 950 fps out of both cartridges, so I don't really have a lot to go on.

The ACP loads are my standard reloads, and I did not realize when I loaded the Colts that although its different powder and charge weight, they were the same velocity.
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Old December 31, 2012, 11:14 PM   #8
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My 3 3/4" Sheriff's model shoots the ACP to POA @15 yards,I like it a lot better than the 45 Colt cylinder.
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