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45 colt Deerload

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    S&W 25 in .45 Colt with 8 3/8" barrel. 255 gr hard cast SWC over enough Unique to give about 900 fps.

    I took a big ole doe at almost exactly 50 yds. She was hit squarely in the shoulder quartering a bit to me. Bullet completely penetrated and exited through the midribs on the off side. Needless to say, tracking was short!

    The .45 Colt (especially from a rifle) will do a fine job and you won't have to 'hot rod' the load within your established range stated. Place that bullet well and you'll have meat on the ground.

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