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Old December 31, 2016, 12:33 PM   #26
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Appreciate all the feedback. I have done some more testing with John Linebaugh's 260gr 45Colt HS-6 load and like what I see.
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Old December 31, 2016, 03:49 PM   #27
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"Are you sure that a Rossi rifle can handle it?"

The Rossi 92 is stronger than any Marlin lever rifle.
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Old December 31, 2016, 03:56 PM   #28
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Part 3 of my chase

I think the Rossi is up for the challenge.


The other day on the range


Results:


Then I had fun with this, just in case I chicken out with the 45colt.


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Old January 3, 2017, 04:12 PM   #29
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I'm not a hog hunter, bu out of a carbine length barrel an 1100fps revolver load should reach 1300fps or more. With correct bullets there is no doubt this will kill hogs. End of story.
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Old January 4, 2017, 10:40 PM   #30
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MrRevolverguy,

The colt +p's should get it done. I've loaded 250g Hornady XTP in my 7.5 Vaquero to the max loads give by Hodgdon with H110 and it bested my buddies 240g XTP's from his Super Blackhawk by about 120fps and 10k psi less pressure.

That should end the debate. ( Yeah right )

As for the 460 XVR, are those hand loads? Your velocities seem quite low to me. The factory FTX 200 is 2200fps and I routinely load the 240g XTP-MAG to 2000+

Does the temp drop em that much or did you load em down?

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Old January 9, 2017, 04:51 PM   #31
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If I can get a good shot at a hog, the hog will die with my 45 Colt. That is revolver or carbine. I like cast the best, and will give a better chance for bleeding than any jacketed pistol bullet.
I particularly like the use of this bullet (mine is self cast).
http://westernbullet.com/rcbs45270saa.html

I like 12 or 13gr. of HS-6 with this and makes for a nicer 1300fps load if out of my carbine. It should penetrate completely through most hogs. If I am using a carbine as a primary firearm, I'll usually load it a bit hotter with a Ranch Dog gas checked bullet going 1650fps or so. Works the same as a 45-70, which I hope most know works well with good shot placement as well. Your Rossi and any Marlin is up to this load.
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Old January 9, 2017, 07:01 PM   #32
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Years ago in the Speer #9 loading handbook they listed loads in both 45 Colt & 44 mag that were for Ruger Blackhawks and TC Contenders only.
I loaded a Speer 250 grain bullet with 23 grains of Winchester 296 in45 Colt, it was a handful but the cases all looked good easy extraction, primer was fine. I still load that but have since went to 22 grans of 296.
Now I don't recommend you shoot this unless you look it up yourself.
On a side note the 44 mag used a Speer 240Gr SP with 22 grains of Win 296.
Used to be my go to powder when I wanted to get either of my Rugers loaded on the heavy side.
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Old January 9, 2017, 07:20 PM   #33
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Been a bunch of years, but I used either HS-6 or H-110 (max loads) behind 300-grain bullets in both .44 Mag and .45 Colt. (Redhawk and Blackhawk.)

Serious thump at both ends. Probably go through a hog like grass through a goose. As a nefarious buddy said, "Quicker'n a dose of salts through a widow woman."
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Old January 9, 2017, 07:46 PM   #34
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My early Marlin 1894 in 44 mag really liked those loads and they would put a thumping on steel chickens etc!!
I would think the H110 very close to 296.
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Old January 10, 2017, 07:53 PM   #35
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A 255 grain cast bullet going 1200fps will be sufficient for anything in North America and a Rossi will handle it just fine.
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Old January 31, 2017, 01:40 AM   #36
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I've taken a 225 lb, Russian strain, wild bore with my 6 1/2" Blackhawk .357 magnum. It shot through the pig with a broadside lung shot. It broke ribs on both sides. I was shooting a Keith SWC, a NOE custom order die that matched Keith's original Ideal mold.

While I haven't YET taken a wild boar with my .45 Colt Blackhawk or Rossi, I would not feel under-gunned using any .45 cal in a 255 or larger bullet traveling over 1000 fps.
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