Uberti Remington 1875 Question


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liveaboard
July 23, 2008, 12:13 AM
I have a Uberti 1875 Outlaw 45, love the gun. My question is about amo. I am going to Alaska next month and am wondering what amo I should get for defense against bears, will the Uberti handle hotter loads? Is this a realistic gun to take for this purpose? Thanks!

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Colt46
July 23, 2008, 02:03 PM
The steels are probably better than a hundred plus years ago, but the design isn't set up to handle +p loads that ruger's will digest.

There are a few ammo makers that make warmer loads that might be appropriate for a modern reproduction. These would be a 250 grain bullet at about a 1,000+ fps.
Standard loads offer the same bullet at about 100 fps less.
Don't know if that's the answer you wanted to hear.

rcmodel
July 23, 2008, 02:33 PM
Look at item number 3E, 255 grain SWC-GC standard pressure load.

http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#45colt

That is the best you can do for bear protection in your gun.
But I wouldn't even shoot a lot of them in a Uberti, as they are still pretty hot by normal .45 Colt standards.

rcmodel

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