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Old December 18, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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45 Cowboy vs 44BP

Just thought I'd get some thoughts on this. Aside from issues involved with black powder such as flame and sparks what would be your preference, a 44 round ball over black powder or a 45 cowboy cartridge? Think two-legged threat here.

I know that the soft lead ball is pretty deadly but 250 grns is nothing to sneeze at either
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Old December 18, 2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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Cartridge.
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Old December 18, 2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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See'n as how Cowboy loads are pretty weak to limit recoil, I'd think 35g in a Remie bp would be as deadly. However, if you want to go top of the line bp, then a Walker w/ 60g fff has about the same capabilities as a .357 magnum.
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Old December 18, 2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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If by "cowboy cartridge" you mean a .45LC at it capacity, then the cartridge. If you had in mind some pipsqueak reenactment loads, then I'd go with my BP percussion; but, I'd cheat and load conicals, not balls.
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Old December 18, 2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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Yeah I meant the cowboy action stuff, the kind of loads you'd put in a conversion cylinder
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Old December 18, 2010, 07:44 PM   #6
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750 fps with a 250 gr. conical is nothing to sneeze at. I would have no qualms about using a c&b revolver for defense but it's not for everybody and I wouldn't do it if I had my druthers.
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Old December 18, 2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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I'd go cartridge given a choice.
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Old December 19, 2010, 09:25 PM   #8
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I figure either way the smoke and fire of the Holy Black will give the 2 legged subject a heart attack even if I miss LOL LOL!
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Old December 19, 2010, 09:45 PM   #9
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I think stlm1 has the right idea - go with a Walker - heck, if you miss with all your shots, you can hit 'em with it! That's one big piece of iron!
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Old December 24, 2010, 06:26 AM   #10
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id go with cartridge
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