The small charges of very fast pistol or shotgun powders traditionally used for reduced loads normally weigh from 6 grains in a standard … Nitro 100 6.5 gr. The weight would more properly be closer to 32 grains. (Hi=783.1 Lo=760.3 Spread=22.8 fps) 905 MAX LOAD (I got 932.2 in revolver) Unique 6.4 gr. ***1,180)* (15.8 to 17.6 MAX is good range) AA5744 16.0 gr. Lil'Gun* 18.0 gr. 7 Accurate No. * 1,050 @ 8.1 Max load 931 Maximum ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= h4895 Reduced Rifle Load. True Blue 8.9 gr. 5 12.1 gr. 5* 11.5 gr. Unique 8.0 gr. IMR PB 6.5 gr. HP38 5.9 gr. H-4227 24.6 gr. 231 6.0 gr. The older was slower Fast-burning in pistol calibers. 759 Hi=790, Lo=734, ES=56 is better. The original loading was a bullet of approximately 255 grains with a muzzle velocity of somewhere around 850 to 900 fps. 1,191 start 775 Approx. Any time I have a 45 Colt that doesn’t shoot the way I think it should, I don’t give up until I try this load of IMR 4227 with Keith’s bullet. Unique 8.5 gr. 1,155 near max Competition 5.0 gr. ZIP 6.9 gr. AA No. My loading dies are from Lee, Lyman, and RCBS, and all of them give excellent service. 9 16.3 gr. The vast majority of my 45 Colt handloads over the last 60 years, however, has been put together with cast bullets. I load the 250 JHP with that powder. 652 start (Hi=872.5 Lo=827.5 Spread=45 fps)(some unburned powder) * 1,150* However, there are two problems associated with it: case capacity and cylinder throat diameters. SWC) ----------------------------------------- Using a 250-grain cast bullet, 37.5 grains by volume of Pyrodex P results in a very potent 987 fps and a five-shot, 50-foot group of 0.88 inch in my revolver. All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. 905 Hi=1002 Lo=840 ES=162 For loading black powder 45 Colt loads, I use Goex as well as Pyrodex and Triple Seven. When time is a problem, actually when sometimes my own energy is the problem, I look to Oregon Trail Bullets. Elmer Keith was way ahead of his time in developing everyday working and hunting loads. Clays 6.0 gr. 771 fps (powder pointing DOWN) 833 Hi=873, Lo=783, ES=90 (old formulation) 916 719 (very mild) Silhouette 9.5 gr. ----------------------------------------- AA No. 630 (very mild) AA No. Titegroup 5.0 gr. The 45 Colt rim is smaller than the rim on a 45 Auto Rim. HP38 5.8 gr. 685 (IMR start load) 735 A check of Hodgdon’s loading manuals shows these two powders using the same charge weight produce the same velocities and pressures. 771 My dad gave me my first .45 Colt a couple of years ago. 824 Hi=876, Lo=759, ES=117 800 Hi=910 Lo=813 ES 190 I then bought a Ruger BH Bisley in .45 Colt … Lil'Gun* 20.0 gr. 605 FPS Bullseye 6.0 gr. I have shot hundreds of them since my Trail Boss supply has ran low. 231 7.0 gr. Titegroup performs well. ***1,023)* (13.6 to 15.1 MAX is good range) (No. 5 11.5 gr. * 1,079* AA No. * 788* Unique* 10.0 gr. Nitro 100 use 6.1 to 6.8 for normal Colt 45 loads (old formulation 185 grain Berry's HBRN (Hollow base round nose) Plated bullet designed for .45 ACP 5 10.0 gr. 2400 14.9 gr. 5 11.8 gr. lead loads) When he died in 1862, the company was dedicated to producing the same percussion revolvers. 690 (Note: No. 630 (very mild) IMR800-X 8.0 gr. 1,398 start 1,050 (MAXIMUM) AA5744 17.8 gr. 180 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) 761 FPS minimum However, it cannot be approached the same as smokeless. AA N100 5.5 gr. ZIP 4.7 gr. Silhouette 9.5 gr. * 1,050 @ 8.1 Max load Unique 10.8 gr. I would have been satisfied if the Tech Sights only benefit making quick work of sight... Jeremy Stafford traveled to Gunsite Academy to compare the speed of stock sights against express, three-dot, suppressor-height and red dot sights. I have fired .45 Colt loads with a 165-grain bullet at 650 … Titegroup 7.7 gr. Load it like Trail Boss Discussion: The old Western Style COLT normally uses 667 9 15.0 gr. Trijicon's new RMRcc features the durability and reliable controls that have made the RMR so successful, but its reduced dimensions make the “Concealed Carry” model better suited for the popular small-frame pistols designed for discreet carry and personal defense. 250 grain Rainier Flat Point, Copper Plated (Hi=809.2 Lo=792.6 Spread=16.6 fps) Hope you enjoy. At 3 grains min / 5 grains max, even the 9oz containers should reload quite a few. The availability of all of these bullets is dependent on how much time I have to cast my own. 734 minimum Nitro 100 5.5 gr. 889 start HP38 7.5 gr. 871 This EXCEEDS MAX LOAD Use at your OWN RISK) 907 minimum 180 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) It is just a guide and the reason you should start under these charges and work up. 1,108 max (IMR 4227 is same as H-4227 if made in Australia) Bullseye 7.0 gr. 804 HS6 13.5 gr. 980 max 800 723 ============Ruger and T/C ONLY below========== 846 (mild) ============Ruger and T/C ONLY below========== Clays 5.1 gr. VV N340 6.6 gr. 914 The final level includes custom five-shot Rugers and the Freedom Arms Model 83. the powder looks different. (No. Solo 1000 5.8 gr. Trail Boss has become my favorite powder for "fun" shooting in 45 colt and 44mag. Note: Powder Mfgs. 963 (Actual in Rossi 45 Carbine) Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light, Browning Citori 725 Trap Max Shotgun Review, SIONYX Aurora Night Vision Cameras Review, Trijicon RMRcc Reflex Sight Review – Perfect for Concealed Carry, 224 Valkyrie Load Data: Everything You Need to Know, Cameras Don't Lie: Subsonic 9mm vs. .300 Blackout, Trijicon RMRcc Reflex Sight – Perfect for Optics-Ready Concealed-Carry Pistols. * 995* 905 Hi=1002 Lo=840 ES=162 932 minimum 7 14.6 gr. To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. 971 Hi=1,013 Lo=924 ES=89 AA N100 6.0 gr. Solo 1000 5.8 gr. Introducing the RMRcc miniature red-dot sight for compact, concealed-carry pistols. That is, until I tried IMR 4227 with Lyman’s #452424 and a 20.0-grain load, and that combination produced one-hole groups. A bullet with a 846 (mild) 2 5.9 gr. A favorite pastime of many dedicated sixgunners is sitting around a campfire arguing the merits of their particular choice of caliber. * 995* Trail Boss was developed for use in cartridges originally designed for black powder use. Recoil is lighter than the .45 Colt..45 Colt. Lil'Gun 25.5 gr. Unique* 10.5 gr. Competition 5.0 gr. *** 1024 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 250 gr. AA No. 946 Cowboy Max load ## 798 FPS minimum 1,050 Maximum AA No. AA #9 16.0 gr. Titegroup 6.2 gr. 260 grain JSP Speer AA N100 6.9 gr. They are my choice for the heaviest loads especially with cast bullets weighing 300 grains and heavier. 1,124 max Lil'Gun 19.5 gr. 2400 13.2 gr. Clays 4.4 gr. Unique 9.5 gr. VV N320 5.9 gr. True Blue 7.5 gr. RISK This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. 785 cowboy mild * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. Bullseye 5.0 gr. AA No. sets maximum standards for cartridges; this standard must be set at a level safely usable in the weakest common denominator. 5 10.7 gr. AA #9 14.1 gr. LOAD *** 1007 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 255 gr. HP38 7.1 gr. 942 start 855 (IMR Max load) Unique 9.0 gr. AA N100 6.0 gr. ----------------------------------------- It has never failed me. AA N100 6.9 gr. Universal 6.4 gr. 2400* 16.0 gr. Clays 5.4 gr. So if one used 40 grains by weight of Pyrodex when the chart called for 40 grains of black powder, the result would be an overloaded charge. ----------------------------------------- ***1,080)* (10.6 to 11.8 MAX/MAX is good range) -------------------Ruger Blackhawk, T/C only--------------------- Clays 4.4 gr. 231 8.3 gr. This EXCEEDS MAX LOAD Use at your OWN RISK) 231 6.8 gr. Lyman now offers it as #452424, and it is a 255-grain bullet—or thereabouts, depending upon the alloy used. No. It didn’t take long for manufacturers to offer heavier bullets, and two of the best came from NEI. True Blue 10.0 gr. Elmer Keith’s custom Colt single action was used to develop his heavy 44 Special loads in the late 1920s, and for a long time the 45 Colt cartridge was accused of being weak. 1177 Maximum over normal MAXIMUM ----------------------------------------- However, Dick Casull started with the 45 Colt single action and the “weak” 45 Colt case to come up with his cartridge, which eventually became the 454 Casull. 9 13.6 gr. (No. Reduced Rifle Loads. 917 minimum Treat it like one. Nitro 100 use 7.7 to 8.6* for +P Ruger and T/C Only (old formulation ZIP 4.7 gr. over normal MAXIMUM You can certainly use 771 fps (powder pointing DOWN) 1161 FPS MAXIMUM * 1,100* * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless 762 minimum Universal 7.8 gr. * 888* FPS 734 minimum He gave me a box of 100 .45 Colt rounds loaded with .455 250gr lead boolits pushed with 6.0gr of Trail Boss. 917 minimum True Blue 7.0 gr. 881 Maximum Universal 9.2 gr. I found the load to be extremely accurate and pleasant in the pistol. barrel differ from a 4 4/5" revolver by *** 981 (in 4 5/8" bbl EXCEEDS MAX) * 1,180* MAX/MAX load 771 Two other powders for standard loads include W231 and HP-38. AA No. 803 start (See note on Powders below or read all about various Powders.) Then something dramatic happened in 1869: Smith & Wesson brought forth the 44 American sixgun that used fixed ammunition. My powders of choice are Clays, HP-38, HS-6, Universal, Trail Boss, H110, IMR 4227, W296, and W231. 941 Maximum 936 Hi=963 Lo=897 ES=66 (med. Unique 7.0 gr. 773 (very mild)Hi=830 Lo=718 ES=112 730 (Actual in 4 5/8" bbl revolver) CAUTION!! 756 Hi=800, Lo=674, ES=126 1,045 max Clays 5.1 gr. Today I shot some 45 Colt rounds with 5.5 and 5.8 (max) loads of Trail Boss behind my old faithful Berry 250 gr. (Experiment with A5744 powder) Nitro 100 use 7.7 to 8.6* for +P Ruger and T/C Only (old formulation 2 Accurate No. It is an excellent compromise between the 250- and 300-grain cast bullets. 1,195 max Clays 4.6 gr. As an example, the .45 Colt with a 250-grain bullet at 800 fps will kick more than a .38 Special with a 158-grain bullet at 800 fps. 800 (Cowboy Load)(RNFP) That is, if the loading table calls for 40 grains of black powder, then one uses a 40-grain volume powder measure for the same amount by volume of Pyrodex. One problem inherent with the original #454424 was the fact that when sized to 0.451 to 0.452 inch, the crimping groove almost disappears. Loads for .45 Colt: 250 grain lead RNFP Cowboy loads elsewhere on pages] 1,226 max AA No. The 5.5 was fine in the Vaquero and the 5.8s worked well in the Rossi R92 carbine. 945 max - ok for all guns My brass of choice is Starline’s excellent 45 Colt brass with CCI 300 Large Pistol primers for all powders, except I switch to CCI 350 Magnum Pistol primers with IMR 4227, H110, W296, and all black powder and black powder substitutes. 230 grain Round Nose LEAD (also see 225 gr. 698 ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- 760 (mild) Bullseye 5.0 gr. I'm a big fan of IMR4227 in mine. Universal 8.8 gr. HP38 6.0 gr. 824 MAX. Universal 6.5 gr. ## my actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver 825 The smaller case-capacity means better performance with light loads, which is why I am … 250-255 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) 730 (mild)(AA now says 813 fps) 250 grain lead RNFP Cowboy loads Trail Boss 6.4 gr. 886 MAX HP38 7.3 gr. H110 26.5 gr. 260 grain FMJ or JHP 1,398 start 231 6.8 gr. 5 12.1 gr. RUGER AND CONTENDER ONLY It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles. 1,198 max ZIP 7.5 gr. Bullseye 6.0 gr. Here is a no frills video of my process for reloading 45 Colt. References: Accurate Arms Co. 1996 Reloading booklet - - Alliant hot) Keith’s #454424 was an excellent bullet, but it has been improved by Dave Scovill and is offered by RCBS as #45-270SAA. 742 FPS minimum Unique 10.0 gr. ----------------------------------------- 11 FS Accurate No. 1,140 start The day of the percussion revolver would soon be over, and even Colt could see the future and began converting 1860 cap-and-ball sixguns to fire cartridges. * 1,100* Lil'Gun 23.5 gr. 716 minimum 812 Hi=898, Lo=707, ES=191 8.5" bbl The key for best shooting is to size cast bullets accordingly and open the throats if necessary. Universal 7.2 gr. HP38 8.0 gr. The .45 Colt and single-action revolver are a powerful and useful combination. Using the same bullet you describe (mine drop around 260gr.) * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. (WAY too slow-stuck bullet possible)(old formulation) (being copper plated, I should have loaded this bullet much hotter in some above) 1,043 Max 891 MAX in one manual 933 MAX If you have an older can of Scot Nitro 100 or Accurate Nitro 100, please note, it is NOT the same as the "New Formulation" at Western Powders. ---------------------------------------- I normally stay under 900 fps with a 250-grain bullet in Colt Single Action Army revolvers and its replicas. Titegroup 6.0 gr. N32C Tin Star 9.6 gr. AA No. 780 (mild) 830 Note that the "Ruger New Vaquero" uses a smaller frame and cylinder ## my actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver Contender) as these are maximum loads, even for these strong Competition 5.2 gr. 231 7.0 gr. Nitro 100 use 4.9 to 5.5 grains (old formulation Clays 5.0 gr. 884 max - OK for all guns. (Note: These are near maximum loads, you should use 10% less to start, unless it is lesser of several loads or other indications like "mild" or "cowboy" etc.) * 970* 824 MAX. All Rights Reserved. 1197 FPS MAXIMUM * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless 716 minimum 880=Powder Up (708=Powder Down)5" bbl. Dropping down to 30 grains results in an easier-shooting 835 fps and a group of 1.13 inches. 769 (mild) ----------------------------------------- 868 (cowboy load) * 1,150* down, but the spread between shots was 146 fps and 235 fps 1,155 near max Universal 6.5 gr. IMR Trail Boss, 4227, IMR 3031 and IMR 4895 are products of IMR (formerly DuPont) Powder Company. HP38 6.5 gr. Titegroup 7.0 gr. 727 (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver) SWC) 9 14.0 gr. * 970* ----------------------------------------- 870 9 15.5 gr. Bullseye 5.0 gr. 625 Hi=673, Lo=594, ES=80 (too slow)(old formulation) True Blue 8.9 gr. No. RUGER AND CONTENDER ONLY The other problem, that of cylinder throat diameters, centers around the fact that they vary considerably. Less "position sensitive." AA No. 742 Hi=750, Lo=735, ES=15 (good spread, should have used more powder) Bullseye 6.0 gr. (No. 941 Cowboy MAX Trail Boss 6.4 gr. Bullseye 6.8 gr. AA5744 17.0 gr. ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= 888 start True Blue 9.0 gr. RISK Universal 8.8 gr. hot) 730 (mild)(AA now says 813 fps) (back off 15% to start these loads) Unique 7.5 gr. 1087 Maximum ---------------------------------------- 2400 21.4 gr. *** 1007 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 255 gr. 807 (cowboy load) 904 Maximum for regular Colt. The Colt Single Action Army, Colt New Frontier, Ruger New Model Flat-Top, Ruger New Vaquero, and Smith & Wesson Model 25/625 are all very close strength-wise. Bullseye 6.0 gr. Universal 6.4 gr. ZIP 6.9 gr. These two bullets in a custom five-shot Blackhawk or Freedom Arms Model 83 five-shooter can be driven to 1,450 fps with W296 or H110. (I do not recommend over 8.5 gr of Unique; tough on guns) 9 14.3 gr. AA N100 6.2 gr. 860 (-MAXIMUM LOAD Nitro) Unique 8.3 gr. AA N100 5.5 gr. 1,044 max - Ruger only 734 (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver) 45 Cowboy Special (or sometimes just 45 Special) is a 45 ACP case, with a 45 Colt rim. When Ray Thompson was designing his line of bullets, he did not neglect the 45. VV N340 6.6 gr. 983 start 5 Accurate No. 1,002 Maximum 9 17.6 gr. Clays 6.4 gr. ----------------------------------------- * 990* 5 makes a nice cowboy load around 9 grains) * 1,250* 9-9-11 883 start Unique 8.5 gr. Unique 6.8 gr. 744 853 (Powder UP - see note) His #452490GC was originally made for the 45 Auto Rim cartridge for use in the Smith & Wesson 1950 Target revolver, but I also use the Thompson design, which weighs around 255 grains, for heavy-duty loads approaching the energy of the 44 Magnum in the Ruger Blackhawk. Unique 7.8 gr. Custom five-shooters built on the Ruger Blackhawk, the Ruger Redhawk, and the Freedom Arms Model 83 top the list. (No. (Note H110 & W296 are the same as of 2008 as is HP-38 & W231) 934 Maximum Trail Boss was designed specifically for low-velocity lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting. 1,018 (IMR Max load) AA No. 922 start 727 FPS MAXIMUM 652 start 1,124 max 1051 Maximum 1,410 max Everyone who has a Ruger Blackhawk or Freedom Arms single-action revolver realizes the roots of these modern guns go back to the Colt Single Action Army. I also have been having good luck lately with 10.0 grains of HS-6 and 250- to 260-grain bullets, which duplicates the performance of the early black powder loads. IMR4227 18.7 gr. Titegroup 5.0 gr. Unique 8.6 gr. 980 max * 1,130* Titegroup 7.0 gr. 810 689 start Colt single actions are right around 0.454 inch. AA No. 1,067 FPS MAXIMUM ----------------------------------------- 961 MAX HP38 9.0 gr. Titegroup 6.9 gr. AA No. 5 10.4 gr. Titegroup 6.5 gr. ZIP 7.0 gr. That brings us to the next level, which includes 45 Colt revolvers built on the Ruger Super Blackhawk frame and the Ruger Old Model Blackhawk, the arrival of which led to two separate load sections showing up in loading manuals. 776 In actual weight, Pyrodex is lighter than black powder, being about 80 percent of the weight of black powder. I like the idea of Trail Boss: a bulky powder with a fast burn rate that's perfect for relatively low velocity loads without running the risk of being … ***1,080)* (10.6 to 11.8 MAX is good range) H4227* 20.0 gr. 860 So both the up and down 787 Cowboy mild LOAD Unique 872 (in 7 1/2" bbl revolver)(ES=38 fps) Trail Boss 5.5 gr. Author Topic: trail boss powder loads (Read 8953 times) bigted. 1,455 max For several years Smith & Wesson cut throats at 0.455 inch or even larger, but now they seem to be running at a more proper 0.451 to 0.452 inch. 867 Hi=909 Lo=842 ES=67 Instead of being overly large, Rugers have been way too tight, with some measuring around 0.449 inch, but now Ruger is cutting all cylinder throats at 0.451 to 0.452 inch. Unique* 10.5 gr. 1,198 max N32C Tin Star 8.3 gr. 1,050 Maximum With my alloys this bullet runs around 280 to 285 grains while at the same time having a slightly shorter nose than the original Keith design so it fits in all Colt cylinders. Nitro 100 5.8 gr. IMR800-X 8.0 gr. 731 minimum Our enthrallment with this fire-breathing cartridge occurred about 40 years ago, and while the... You might be surprised how many Americans (even gun owners) think machine guns are illegal. ©2021 Outdoor Sportsman Group. AA No. 708##(lo-649/hi-762) 1,239 fps(* Plus P) 865 near max *** ONLY USE in Ruger and T/C. * 888* FPS 9 16.3 gr. 704 (mild) Clays 4.2 gr. AA No.7* 13.0 gr. 871 Hi=938 Lo=797 ES=141 (Colt Anaconda 6") 760 (mild) (Experiment with A5744 powder) Titegroup 9.5 gr. Clays 4.2 gr. 839 (mild) Unique 7.0 gr. It is my most used powder both in cap-and-ball and cartridge-firing sixguns when black powder loads are desired. AA No. * 1,180* MAX/MAX load Titegroup 7.0 gr. IMR-4227 21.0 gr. HP38 6.0 gr. H110 25.7 gr. For example, with 405-grain bullets in .45-70 with a 24-inch barrel, a velocity of 1,007 fps is given. all cowboy loads below: Titegroup 5.0 gr. 773 (in 5 1/2" bbl revolver) Clays 6.4 gr. HP38 5.8 gr. The one glaring weakness in the .30-­caliber magnum cartridge lineup is best highlighted by... Trijicon has dominated the Carry Optic landscape on hard-use handguns for years. Using bullets from Cast Lead Round Nose Flat Point. AA No.7* 13.0 gr. 1,239 fps(* Plus P) Using bullets from Cast LRNFP, Hornady XTP, Hornady FTX, Speer JHP, Sierra JFP. * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. ----------------------------------------- Powder Burn Rates. AA No. Nitro 100 7.3 to 8.1 gr. 713 minimum It follows Keith’s original idea of three equally sized driving bands, one forming the base, the middle one serving as the top of the grease groove, and the front driving band helping true up the bullet in the cylinder and is located above a generous crimping groove. is just a little over maximum Colt loads (but mild for Ruger) Trail Boss 4.5 gr. 1,180### Titegroup performs well. ZIP 7.8 gr. HS6 10.5 gr. 818 (IMR minimum load) 185 grain JHP Sierra It is loaded not by weight, but by volume. Use at your OWN RISK 2400* 16.0 gr. 1,050 (MAXIMUM) Loads in this listing are reduced from full power but still offer mid-range performance. For the 45 Colt, I especially prefer the 250-grain RNFP and the 255-grain SWC. 928 Hi=958 Lo=902 ES=56 ----------------------------------------- My light 45 Colt load is a Missouri Bullets 250gr LRN bullet over 5.6gr Trail Boss. --- 640 935 With Accurate's 5744 the speeds with 17.0 were Bullseye 6.3 gr. Sr. Trail Boss 5.5 gr. 733 * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. 5.0 gr RedDot under a 230 gr. * For Ruger and T/C ONLY ! *** 1024 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 250 gr. 5 11.8 gr. 1,050 (MAXIMUM) Trail Boss 5.8 gr. 625 Hi=673, Lo=594, ES=80 (too slow)(old formulation) AA No. 777 minimum 870 727 FPS MAXIMUM I have been told as of 2011 that the NEW and current N-100 is faster burning in pistol calibers than the old. 722 (mild in 4 5/8" bbl) 883 start 975 FPS MAXIMUM Bullseye 6.0 gr. 689 start Manual (1996) - - Speer Reloading Manual, #12 - - Winchester VV N320 8.7 gr. 804 Clays, Universal, HP38, HS6, HS7 and H4895 are products of Hodgdon Powders. 914 935 (IMR Max load) 871 Hi=938 Lo=797 ES=141 (Colt Anaconda 6") 640 7 14.6 gr. ----------------------------------------- 716 (very mild, caution, some bullets For loading black powder 45 Colt loads, I use Goex as well as Pyrodex and Triple Seven. it's designed to take up a lot more room. 1,001 Max Trail Boss … 753 In the 45 Colt, I cast 3 or 4 different bullets but they all go over a full charge of black powder and again, give complete penetration on game animals, mostly the Ohio Whitetailed deer. This EXCEEDS MAX LOAD, Use at OWN RISK) Blue Dot 15.4 gr. HS6 13.5 gr. Powder Co. Reloaders' Guide (1995) - - Hodgdon's Basic Reloaders ## new Cowboy load from Hodgdon ZIP 6.6 gr. Trail Boss 4.5 gr. for Ruger Blackhawk and T/C, levels in the 20,000 to 25,000 range are 713 cowboy mild 225 grain JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point) H4227* 19.0 gr. .45 Colt (Hodgdon Pistol Data) reloading data with 230 loads. RNFP) respectively. 916 * 1,000* From RCBS there’s the #45-255 FN based on the original flat-nosed conical bullet for the .45 Colt, however, this one has a crimping groove. like original Colts. Titegroup 5.0 gr. AA No. IMR4227 17.0 gr. 1,044 max - Ruger only 1197 FPS MAXIMUM Given that the .224 Valkyrie is a very polite cartridge to reload, judicious handloading can... Dave Emary takes a look at the tremendous contribution Homer Powley made to the science of... Give a Gift   1,192 max ZIP 6.1 gr. True Blue 7.7 gr. We are blessed to have many excellent cartridges and sixguns available to us, but it would be hard to find any cartridge that is as versatile as the old 45 Colt. 225 grain LRN, FP or SWC (Lead Round Nose) ----------------------------------------- AA No. H-4227 20.0 gr. 1,195 max Clays 5.0 gr. 769 (mild) 45 ... trends and tips from the leader in reloading. H4227* 19.0 gr. 722 (mild in 4 5/8" bbl) ***1,180)* (15.8 to 17.6 MAX is good range) 805 Don't overlook Trail Boss for those 200 gr lead bullets. 5 11.0 gr. Nitro 100 use 4.9 to 5.5 grains (old formulation 1,018 (IMR Max load) Bullseye 5.0 gr. With the new... Handloaders can have a ball working 224 Valkyrie loads. HP38 8.2 gr. H110* 22.1 gr. 886 MAX Trail Boss is based on new technology that allows very-high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most … Everything I read seems to be divided between 45% Trail Boss, 45% Clays, 10% some other powder. Titegroup 9.5 gr. Both were great fun. Won't make them go the fastest but easy stuff to mess with. 2400 14.9 gr. RNFP) Unique 8.5 gr. 5 10.9 gr. Lead Free Bullet Data. (being copper plated, I should have loaded this bullet much hotter in some above) 5* 11.5 gr. HP38 8.5 gr. 909 FACTORY SPECS ----------------------------------------- shot an average of 880.2 fps pointing up and 708.0 fps pointing 983 start 941 FPS MAXIMUM 1,001 Max all cowboy loads below: At 650 … a database of.45 Colt - Manufacturer... 100 NF Accurate No Hornady XTP Hornady! Note on powders below or read all about various powders. to 1,450 fps with a 24-inch,! And my hands have become more tender, I use Goex as well Pyrodex... T/C below ] ========= H4227 * 19.0 gr Pyrodex and Triple Seven fps it an... Clays 4.2 gr other problem, that of cylinder throat diameters well in the weakest denominator. 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