How much powder is in a 45 Long Colt?

40 grains
Cartridge loads. The . 45 Colt originally was a black-powder cartridge, but modern loadings use smokeless powder. The original black-powder loads called for 40 grains (2.6 g) of black powder behind an Ogival & flat nosed lead bullet 255-grain (16.5 g) lead bullet.

Is 45 Long Colt good for deer?

out to 50 yards, making it a perfectly viable choice for deer, black bear and hogs. There are heavier bullets available, like the Grizzly 335-grain hard-cast flat nose at 1,175 fps, which will hit like the hammer of the gods, or the Buffalo Bore 325-grain cast load at 1,325 fps, for a bone-smashing 1,267 ft. -lbs.

Can you shoot 45 ACP in a 45 Long Colt lever action?

You cannot shoot 45 acp out of a . 45 colt unless you get a conversion cylinder for it, no 44 ammo either.

Can you shoot 45 long colt in a Taurus Judge?

The Taurus Judge is a five shot revolver designed and produced by Taurus International, chambered for . 410 bore shot shells and the . 45 Colt cartridge. Taurus promotes the Judge as a self-defense tool against carjacking and for home protection….

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Can the Judge shoot any 410 shells?

The Taurus Judge is a five-shot . 45 Colt revolver with an elongated cylinder that allows it to chamber 2½-inch or 3-inch . 410-gauge shotgun shells (depending on the particular model). Because the barrel is rifled, the Judge is not considered a sawed-off shotgun or “dangerous ordnance” by federal law.

What is the load pressure for a 45 Colt rifle?

Both the Hornady and Speer reloading manuals have a section for 45 Colt Rifles. The loads are tame. primarily for CAS because that’s what 45 Colt lever guns were designed for. I have not seen and factory pressure data for 45 Colt rifles. other than the standard SAAMI max pressure limit of 14k psi.

Is there any rifle data for the 45 Colt?

However, you won’t find rifle data for the .45 Colt, due to the weakness of the 1873 rifles chambered for it. Published .45 Colt rifle data tends to use the same medium burning powders as non Ruger .45 Colt revolver data, with 255 gr bullet velocities around 1100 fps-about 200 fps faster than in a revolver.

Can you load a 45 Colt to levels of 44 Magnum?

Some people have tried to load the .45 Colt to levels of the .44 Magnum. Bad Idea! If you want those speeds and power, buy a .44 magnum.

How do I choose the best Colt 45 levergun?

Before choosing a .45 Colt levergun, it is necessary to decide just what one expects from the choice. Copies of the original three Winchesters are basically for standard loads only. More modern versions of the 1892 and 1894 Winchesters as well as the Marlins and Henry Big Boy will handle heavier loads than the original Winchesters.