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Old July 31, 2012, 04:13 PM   #27
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But the fact is that the New Vaquero will handle any SAAMI spec .45 Colt load and a bit more.
Yep, Brian Pearce calls them Tier 2 loads around 20,000psi. Since my flattop convertibles handle .45ACP you could even say 23,000psi.... Plenty of 'play' room over SAMMI .45 Colt. Green Dot is a good powder and and far as I can tell has no bad pressure characteristics.... Much like Unique or Universal. To me though if you want powder puff play loads, Trail Boss is the powder to use.

They are so passonate about it, you would think that Ruger is making wrought iron black powder 1873s.
Well, the thing is (as you know) Ruger Only Loads (Tier 3) is in the 30,000psi range which should NOT be used in the medium frame revolvers (New Vaqueros or flattop BHs).
A clinger. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Single Action .45 Colt (Sometimes improperly referred to by its alias as the .45 'Long' Colt or .45LC). Don't leave home without it. Ok.... the .44Spec is growing on me ... but the .45 Colt is still king.

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