off the shelf 45 colt bullet dia.


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TheRodDoc
March 8, 2010, 12:18 AM
Anyone know if the bullet dia. in the Winchester 45 colt cowboy action loads off the shelf is .454 or .452 like a lot of the newer guns seem to use? Doesn't say on the box.
I shoot 2nd and 3rd gen. colts and need the .454 and was wondering. I know they used to load lead bullets with the .454 but do they still?

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ArchAngelCD
March 8, 2010, 12:36 AM
From what I know all the new ammo is sized to .452" for the .45 Colt.

rcmodel
March 8, 2010, 12:32 PM
I believe both Remington & Winchester still load the old hollow-base RN-FP bullet always used in .45 Colt.

They are very soft lead, and the base will expand to fit either bore size.

It's a whole different deal with commercial cast bullets with flat or more likely, bevel bases, as they won't bump up as easy as the soft swaged HB bullets the factorys use.

rc

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