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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, 11:49   #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, 13:40   #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, 15:54   #3
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Choose one?????

Mike,

I want them all!!! ~2
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Old 02-17-2005, 15:55   #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, 16:53   #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, 18:37   #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, 19:08   #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, 21:14   #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, 21:17   #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, 10:49   #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, 19:44   #11
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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, 12:21   #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, 01:58   #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, 17:06   #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, 17:37   #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, 17:46   #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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I put a phone book infront of a 4X4 post and the round went right through both.
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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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I think he is doing a fine job at moderating. You on the other hand just violated Glock talk rules by personally insulting him by calling him rude and dim. He simply commented on your post he did not insult you as a person. You sir are the immature one that has some growing up to do.
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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?
Power I got your power right here;c
Yup, i'm the immature one.;Q

You can't believe i'm a moderator, and I can't believe your posting privilages haven't been revoked yet. Perhaps you need to be reminded of the times YOU were warned for inappropriate posting behavior?

This thread was started for people to vote on proposed loads from DoubleTap, not to bring up the load you buy and shoot in your gun. If you don't wish to vote or discuss the proposed loads, anything said would be off-topic on your part...and has been to this point.

Report this, indeed!
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Old 02-27-2005, 00:02   #23
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McNett if you're gonna produce a few, I'd stick with "standard" pressure loads so that everybody can take advantage, not just us guy's with Rugers, etc.

On the the other hand, I myself would buy the 200 gr @ 1500 fps for personal defense and the 335 for hunting I really hope you put out some .45 Colt loads!

Oh, and if you decide on the 255 @ 1150, make sure it's a Keith sytle cast bullet
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I would like to see some defense ammo with 230 grain Golddots at about 950 to 1000 fps.
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...make sure it's a Keith sytle cast bullet
I second that vote ... Lyman 452424
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