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Old October 29, 2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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45 colt

8.4 grains of bullseye over a 250 grain bullet sound okay?
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Old October 29, 2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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so what do your loading manuals say? I assume you have a couple of them
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Old October 29, 2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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well they say a 8.8 grain to 9.3 of bullseye for ruger/thompson load and 6.5 to 7.0 for regular load so I figured to be safe somewhere plumb middle should be good in my trapper?
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Old October 29, 2004, 05:58 PM   #4
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I suppose you are probably going to be ok
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Old October 31, 2004, 12:44 PM   #5
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45 loads

sounds hot..................
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Old November 1, 2004, 06:48 AM   #6
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Alliant lists 5.4 gr. of Bullseye under a 250 gr lead slug on their website.

I fired some handloads (not mine) which were made up of 8 gr of Bullseye under a 240 gr hardcast lead SWC in a .44magnum. They were pretty snappy. Accuracy was ****-poor BTW.

Bullseye is a good powder for smaller capacity cases and lower weights.

Heavy weights and larger capacity cases tend to favor slower burning powders. The position of the powder in the case becomes a real factor with the .45LC. Slower buring and bulkier powders are better in that respect. You can help keep the powder charge in place with a small piece of Dacron. With a (realtivly) big dose of Bullesye under it though, I' be very leary of putting anything foreign in the case.
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Old November 1, 2004, 08:32 AM   #7
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8.0 grains of Unique with a 250 grain lead bullet has been the 'standard' load for 45 Colt for decades. 8.4 in a trapper is certainly safe as long as OAL is maintained.
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Old November 1, 2004, 10:12 AM   #8
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Yes 8.4 grains of Unique is a good load, BUT, 8.4 grains of Bullseye, like the original poster said may be a little hot...
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Old November 1, 2004, 10:14 AM   #9
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Yes 8.4 grains of Unique is a good load, BUT, 8.4 grains of Bullseye, like the original poster said may be a little hot...

If you are shooting this in a Blackhawk or a Contender, ot any of the carbines you should be fine.

This is definitely not fodder for an old Colt SAA or clone...
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