Originally Posted by WiskyT
I've read where 45 Colt rounds will soot if held at the standard 12 or so kpsi that it was originally designed to operate at. In other words, if you use normal 45 Colt loads, you will get soot.
Pretty much, depends on the chamber size & brass used. I have a custom built Colt SAA/Army SM gun I used to shoot CAS with. It has tight chmabers & runs pretty well w/ light loads. Shoot the same ammo out of my generous chambered 1866 & soot half way down the case.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".