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Texas Ammo .45super in a revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SIGarmed, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. SIGarmed

    SIGarmed Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of getting a revolver with a 5inch barrel to shoot .45super. What do you think? Will this work in a revolver? I don't see why not but what do I know? Are the ballistics good?
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2002
  2. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    In a Ruger SA with a 45ACP cylinder, no problems whatsoever.

    In a Titanium Taurus, fuggedubaoudit.

    In the steel Taruses or the S&W 625, I don't know. Texas Ammo loads stuff HOT, so these are a "worst case scenario" 45Super. I don't know enough about the metallurgy of a steel S&W or Taurus to know for sure.
  3. Robert inOregon

    Robert inOregon Well-Known Member

    High pressure round without a significant payoff. Better off punching a deeper chamfer in the cylinder and going 460 Rowland.
  4. Jeff OTMG

    Jeff OTMG Well-Known Member

    You would have to contact the 'new' S&W to verify this, but there was a guy on Shooter's Talk who contacted them about shooting .45 Super in a 625. There opinion was not to worry since the N-frame was made to handle the pressures of a .44 and .41 mag.
  5. Wil Terry

    Wil Terry Well-Known Member

    The S+W N frame ain't the problem, Jeff,

    the problem is the cylinder strength!!! [ the 41 MAGNUM and the 44 MAGNUM have lots thicker cylinder walls ] The first thing to let go is always the cylinder, which then takes the frame topstrap with it.
    I do believe that anyone shooting 45Super or 460 Rowland in any pistol not specifically designed for it is courting disaster sooner or later. If the S+W sixgun were marked 45 Super and not 45 ACP it would be a horse of a different hue; REMEMBER, THE 45 SUPER AIN'T A 45 ACP or it would conform to established SAAMI specifications for 45 ACP.
    DAMN!!! I wish that 45SUPER case was 1/10" longer.
  6. Robert inOregon

    Robert inOregon Well-Known Member

    S&W 625 cylinder is 80% as strong as one from a 629 and that makes it a 32000 CUP cylinder. A 45 Super cartridge produces 29000 CUP and that fall well within the strength of a 625. As for the Rowland conversion, Clark Custom firearms has been doing 460 Rowland conversions on existing 625 cylinders for years and have not experienced any problems. I believe that if a 460 Rowland conversion were desired, Clark IS the best source for any Q&A.
  7. MarineTech

    MarineTech Well-Known Member

    Get yourself a Dan Wesson 7460. lt Takes .45ACP, .45Super, .45WinMag, and .460 Rowland. Had one for 4 months now and it's an excellent shooter.

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