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Old April 20, 2021, 08:44 PM   #26
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why don't you just get a 454 Casul?
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i would never go THAT hot in a handgun, i've never experienced bullet walking, and i dont intend to
I'm thinking that the load you are considering, probably is that hot.
The question posed by Nanuk is worthy of consideration....
An even better idea is to back off on the powder to reliable published loads and let the 45 Colt be what it is.
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Old April 21, 2021, 06:21 PM   #27
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Five shot custom 45 Colts usually come with load data from the builder and yes, some of that approaches 454 pressures. So what gun did Pearce recommend these 50,000 PSI loads for? Surely not a six shot factory Ruger. Pearce is very careful and firearm-specific with his load data so, Link or PDF please.
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Old April 22, 2021, 08:07 AM   #28
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Everyone discussing over-book loads, please read the sticky you are required to read before posting such information. It is here.

Hammer Jockey 91, I have put the required warning into the OP for you, but please pay attention to the rules in the future.
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Old April 24, 2021, 11:13 AM   #29
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I would never use a load i found online . I would go to a good manual and see the real load . People are not all good people some will lie to see if you fall for it
I still have my A.B.C, a book everyone should read before loading the first round .
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Old April 24, 2021, 09:10 PM   #30
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So you wouldn't trust data from a gun powder manufacture because it came from their website?

I a have printouts I've saved from Alliant, Hodegon/IMR and Hornady stacked up in my gun room... I'm not saying I think over book loads are a good idea but I think it's a good idea to check a couple or more books for a load if it's for a round I've never loaded before. Sometimes the books are a little wonky.

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Old April 24, 2021, 10:59 PM   #31
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So you wouldn't trust data from a gun powder manufacture because it came from their website?
Speaking for me, No. I need at least another reference or two before I would 'trust' a load for a powder. Never trust a single source. Really it is common sense loading practice. And it doesn't have to be a book. Could be a magazine article. Take the Skeeter .44 Special load. I use it for most of my .44 Special revolvers. Taffin references it in his writing, Brian Pearce, and others have used it... So doesn't have to be 'in the book' ... But it does have to have multiple sources... And of course your own judgement to use or not use in your revolver.... Research is key. Again, never 'just one source' especially the internet...
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Old April 24, 2021, 11:51 PM   #32
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I have a lot of Ed Harris loading information saved from the old Fidonet days. I consider it as good or better than anything in a published load book...

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Old May 14, 2021, 04:20 AM   #33
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Everyone discussing over-book loads, please read the sticky you are required to read before posting such information. It is here.

Hammer Jockey 91, I have put the required warning into the OP for you, but please pay attention to the rules in the future.
it won't happen again. i am relitively new to this forum, so i am still feeling it out.
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I have the Redhawk's in 41, 44, and 45C and can attest they are built like tanks. That said even a tank can be destroyed.

I've run some smoking loads through them all but ALWAYS worked up from listed book data either from the bullet or powder manufacturer.

My personal loads for my 45C use the Linebaugh HS-6 load for 250-280gr cast bullets that I pour, and were all worked up slowly. If or when I feel the need to go nuclear, I can use either of my 454's. Loaded with a 300gr WFN to around 1600fps is plenty of giddy up and go for me.
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