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View Poll Results: Your choice for the next factory .45Colt loading
200gr @ 1350fps (safe for all modern guns) 29 9.93%
230gr @ 1250fps (safe for all modern guns) 34 11.64%
255gr @ 1150fps (safe for all modern guns) 89 30.48%
300gr @ 1000fps (safe for all modern guns) 45 15.41%
200gr @ 1500fps (Ruger, FA, or T/C only) 9 3.08%
255gr @ 1400fps (Ruger, FA, or T/C only) 36 12.33%
300gr @ 1300fps (Ruger, FA, or T/C only) 33 11.30%
335gr @ 1250fps (Ruger, FA, or T/C only) 17 5.82%
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:49   #1
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.45Colt loads. Choose one.

For those of you that shoot .45Colt, what is your load of choice?
I am putting together some loads for DoubleTap Ammunition and need everyone's input.
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Old 02-17-2005, 14:40   #2
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265gr or heavier, JHP or HardCast @ 1300fps would be my pick. Using a good quality buller from CPB.
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Old 02-17-2005, 16:54   #3
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Choose one?????

Mike,

I want them all!!! ~2
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Old 02-17-2005, 16:55   #4
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BTW, What bullets are we talking about in each given weight?

200gr @ 1350fps (safe for all modern guns)
230gr @ 1250fps (safe for all modern guns)
255gr @ 1150fps (safe for all modern guns)
300gr @ 1000fps (safe for all modern guns)


These loads being safe in all modern guns would really turn Colt SAA clones into true powerhouses! Far more stomp than a +P .45acp (and even full-power 10mm). Talk about breathing new life into an old horse! John Linebaugh uses a 300gr. Keith slug at 1000fps to take every game animal in North America. He has taken large game past 100 yards with this load. It would be a killer woods load and bear flattener. There is an unlimted list of cowboy action-type loads available for the 45 Colt and a decent number of +P/magnum loads. These loads fit very nicely smack-dab in the middle for our non-Ruger 45 Colt wheelguns.

Mike, outstanding!! Let's put them all in the DT lineup!!;f
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Old 02-17-2005, 17:53   #5
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I would buy the 200 for defense in my wheelies and the 300 for hunting. When will they be available. BTW, I'd also like the 200 in a .44 special for my 696.
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Old 02-17-2005, 19:37   #6
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How about a 5 shot 45 colt load for specialty guns like Bowens great 5 guns. I currently load a 350 grain lead hard cast bullet at 1350.
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Old 02-17-2005, 20:08   #7
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I used to deer hunt with a 10" Contender .45 Colt using handloads with the Speer 200 gr "Flying Ash Can" at 1500 fps.

Worked pretty well on the 2 deer I shot with it. The bullets did a lot of damage and didn't exit on broad side shots. 2 hops was the furthest they went after being shot.

I use a .44 Mag now, rarely shoot the .45 Colt barrel and don't have another gun in .45 Colt anymore.

So while I like that load, I wouldn't be ordering any from you.
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Old 02-17-2005, 22:14   #8
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I really need to get a chronometer to see what velocity that one can get with a compressed load of Goex fffg.
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Old 02-17-2005, 22:17   #9
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Bring a dustmask for your chrono to wear while doin it, SS. LOL

You forgot one: 250gr, 800fps - COWBOY load. (YEAHBABY!) Oh, Conversion Remmie 58, of course.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:49   #10
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Mike,

Speer offers 250gr. Gold Dots for reloading. Any chance they could be implemented in the 45 Colt line? I for one would find them to be a great carry load at S&W velocities (1150fps?). Matter of fact, Speer offers their entire .45 caliber Gold Dot line as reloading pieces. Their 200gr. GD would be great for SD, too.
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Old 02-19-2005, 20:44   #11
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haven't posted in a long time but

i love the 45 Colt!
Make whatever you decide on available in hardcast fullwadcutter! I'm serious. the 45 LC needs a full power wadcutter load.
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Old 02-21-2005, 13:21   #12
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While I have yet to get around to ordering any of MCNETTs 10mm (which I plan on)-- I would JUMP on the opportunity to get some of these 45Colt loads- esp. the 255gr @ 1150fps. This would be the perfect all around woods gun caliber as well as doing fine on whitetails.
Hope to see these in production as I do not reload (yet)...
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:58   #13
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I've been buying Buffalo Bore's Heavy .45Colt 325gr for my Ruger Vaquero and Marlin 1894 Cowboy. Looking forward to trying out the Double Tap product.
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Old 02-25-2005, 18:06   #14
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255 swc at 900 to 1000fps is all I need,kills every thing in the Buckeye state and its accurate.
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Old 02-25-2005, 18:37   #15
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I voted for 255 @ 1150,although I don't presenly own a 45 colt.
However,with the right ammo,that could change!
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Old 02-25-2005, 18:46   #16
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The real bottom line is price.
Right now PMC makes the cheapest Colt +P ammo and because of that I buy it.It works great out of my gun and groups well.
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The question is, is the bullet used in their ammo worth a damn? Bullet quality is of top importance for a self defense or hunting load. I am willing to pay a little more for a quality, proven bullet that can be trusted to do it's job.

Price isn't always the "bottom line". When your life is on the line, quality is the bottom line!
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Old 02-26-2005, 12:30   #18
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I put a phone book infront of a 4X4 post and the round went right through both.
Is that wortha damn to you?
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Yeah, sounds like a great self defense load.;Q

If I ever feel threatened by a phone book and a 4x4 post, i'll be sure to take your advice and load up with some PMC 45 Colt ammo.;z
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