.45 Long Colt

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.45 Long Colt

Postby Nathan » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:10 pm

Even the cheap stuff is dang near $0.90 a round. What is a good source for economical yet quality loads?
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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby deadguy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:47 pm

Selway Armory in Montana has 200 rounds for $79. Great for plinking I hope. Ordered a jug yesterday.

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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby Nathan » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:03 pm

Thanks, I'll look them up. Jacketed or lead?
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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby deadguy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:45 am

Nathan wrote:Thanks, I'll look them up. Jacketed or lead?

These are lead rounds. I should have them by Thursday.

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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby Stickmaker » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:37 pm

This is why I handload. :-)

Seriously, I love reloading the .45 Colt. It's big enough to be easy to handle, you can custom-tailor loads to your exact need, and there are several propellant powders which work very well in it.

Just two things to be careful about: Overcharging is very easy to do, given all that case capacity, and.45 Colt cases will completely swallow most other handgun and a few rifle cases. The cure for both is checking inside the case before and during reloading.

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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby deadguy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:48 am

Nathan, I shot the Selway rounds yesterday, and had a blast. The recoil, or lack of, reminded me of my childhood shooting a .22 rifle. Great round for plinking, and only .40 per round.

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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby Nathan » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:35 am

Where did you find it?
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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby deadguy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:30 pm

Selway Armory website. A search for 45LC on wikiarms brought it up.

http://www.selwayarmory.com/choice-ammu ... f-200.html

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Re: .45 Long Colt

Postby Nathan » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks much! A little light for my preference, but certainly an economical alternative.
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