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Old July 23, 2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Uberti- Colt Lightning .45

I am at a loss as to what powder I should look at to push a 250 gr. jacketed bullet down the 24 inch barrel..........the faster the better.

Any clue's will be appreciated.
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Old July 23, 2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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I would use FFFG Black Powder.
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Old July 23, 2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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[email protected] War Life. That is what I use when I want to shoot black powder.

The powders I have used are: Universal, 700-X, TiteGroup, FFFg and FFg.

Consult the powder manufacturers website AND a reloading manual. Both will give you the velocities you can expect from the load. (Look at their test Barrel length.)
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