Looking For 45 colt Ammo - 2 Questions:


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tpelle
August 9, 2011, 09:46 PM
I'm getting back in to shooting my Peacemaker replicas again.

First, I have some 45 Colt ammo that spent a long time (years!) in the cartridge loops of a holster rig, and the cases are tarnished/corroded where they were held in the loops. Is this stuff safe to shoot?

Second, I am amazed at the COST of this ammo. I did, however, find some Magtech "Cowboy" ammo at a relatively decent price. I know it's low velocity/low recoil, but is the brass suitable for reloading to "normal" velocities?

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BCRider
August 9, 2011, 09:51 PM
Yes, it'll be fine to reload.

The old stuff will do fine to shoot. But if there's any pits in the brass check carefully for cracks before reloading. And with that brass check each time it's shot. But for the small number in the belt it's likely best to just shoot 'em off then chuck the brass if pitted at all.

waidmann
August 9, 2011, 11:56 PM
Buff them with #0000 steel wool or run them in a vibrating case cleaner. I spent the evening loading .45 Auto Rim that been around longer than I have.

Ditto the above, inspect carefully.

EnsignJimmy
August 10, 2011, 09:41 AM
I'm getting back in to shooting my Peacemaker replicas again.

First, I have some 45 Colt ammo that spent a long time (years!) in the cartridge loops of a holster rig, and the cases are tarnished/corroded where they were held in the loops. Is this stuff safe to shoot?

Second, I am amazed at the COST of this ammo. I did, however, find some Magtech "Cowboy" ammo at a relatively decent price. I know it's low velocity/low recoil, but is the brass suitable for reloading to "normal" velocities?
As has been said, your old stuff is fine to shoot. Just clean the cases and inspect for pitting before reloading them.

Magtech cases are just dandy for reloading.

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