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Old November 28, 2002, 10:03 AM   #1
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45 long colt

I need a little help.I have a ruger vaquero in 45 long colt.I have reloaded it with sierra 240 gr they have a diamater of .4515.Now i just purchased some 250 gr. cast bullets but they are .454. My question is will they work.Thanks
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Old November 28, 2002, 10:27 AM   #2
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But don't try launching them at escape velocity; TiteGroup, Universal Clays, W231...........
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Old November 28, 2002, 10:58 AM   #3
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Fobb, as WS2 said, use light loads. For CAS I use 6.0 grains of Titegroup or 6.4 grains of HP38 (very similar to Winchester 231) and a standard large pistol primer with a 250 grain lead RNFP. I shoot them in two Blackhawks and in a US Firearms Rodeo. These loads will work fine with a .454 size bullet. NG Bruce
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Old November 29, 2002, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the post and advice!

Three years ago, I accidently purchased some .454 250 grain lead bullets in 45 Colt. Now I have 500 more rounds I can load.
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Old November 29, 2002, 09:16 PM   #5
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Try 4 or 5 grains of Bullseye.
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Old November 30, 2002, 05:48 AM   #6
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It would probably be a good idea to slug the chambers and the barrel too. I think there's some unwritten "code" or somethng that says the .45LC has to be all over the place sizewise.
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