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Old March 19, 1999, 01:45 AM   #1
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The question came up in the rifle forum as to wiether or not the Winchester 94 Trapper should be used with hot .45 Colt loads with heavy bullets (300 to 350gr) that are intended for Ruger and Contender handguns.
Since the 94 was designed for the .30-30 which has a max pressure of 38,000 CUP and Winchester data shows max .45 Colt loads at 30,000 Cup, I would think there would be no problem. I have fired some hot 300gr loads in my .45 Colt trapper without noticing any ill effects.
Truth is that I quit messing around with hot .45 Colt loads some time ago. While my conclusions seem to make sense, some how I feel like I've missed something. So tell me, Am I wrong?
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