1851 Colt Conversion question


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tembotusk
February 6, 2014, 05:00 PM
For those of you who shoot an 1851/60 Colts in 45 Colt caliber and hand load:

What grain bullet do you use?

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45 Dragoon
February 6, 2014, 06:59 PM
I use 250 gr. LFP but, I just got a 230gr. mold so, I'll be shooting those from now own. I wanted a 230gr bullet with a crimp groove so I could load my .45 Colt and my sons .45 ACP. Now I can.


45 Dragoon

craiso
February 6, 2014, 07:47 PM
I have been loading El Paso Pete Ultra Gamer 45 Caliber 150 grain Big Lube bullets on top 30 grains of Pyrodex with a lubed wad. These bullets print close to the same as a round ball on a target, albeit I only shoot at close range :D.

savit260
February 6, 2014, 08:50 PM
For now I've either been loading a .454 round ball or a .452 250gr RNFP. Trail Boss and Goex have been the two powders I've used.

Probably going to try a 200 gr bullet soon to bring the point of impact down a little. The 250's hit a touch high, and the RB's a little low.

Hoof Hearted
February 6, 2014, 11:06 PM
The heavier the bullet the higher it will shoot............
If you can shoot a 160 or so it will shoot POA with a 6 o'clock hold.

Regards, HH

tembotusk
February 7, 2014, 12:09 AM
I like full house loads and I'm currently loading with both 255 & 160 grain bullets.

The 255 is very punishing to the revolver, especially the wedge and the 160 feels very light duty. I'm trying to find a happy medium that will feel gratifying while not beating up the pistol quite so much.

sltm1
February 7, 2014, 10:47 AM
230rn over 7.7g of Unique

jgh4445
February 7, 2014, 11:05 AM
Sorry Wrong Thread..say...how do you delete your post in a thread anyway?

tembotusk
February 10, 2014, 10:01 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions!

I am going to pick up a 200 grain Lee mold for 45 Colt shells and play around with different powder loads with the three different bullet weights.

Off to play!!

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