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45 Long Colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by czhen, Mar 21, 2004.

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  1. czhen

    czhen Member

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    Dear Forum
    Is the 45 long Colt disappearing.

    Thanks and have a safe shooting

    HTD
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  2. Murphster

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    Thanks in part to the popularity of Ruger Vaquero's and Blackhawks, Taurus revolvers, Marlin rifles, and Cowboy shooting competitions, the 45 Colt is alive and well. One of my favorite rounds. Long may it wave.
     
  3. czhen

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    Handy questions

    Thanks Murphster for replying
    What price could be for a very good Winchester 45 L colt and right ammo price?

    HTD1

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  4. Murphster

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    I'll have to defer to others on the Winchester and boxed ammo prices. My lever guns were all Marlins and I reload. Here's a link to one site that sells the ammo:

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=70814

    If you have access to gun shows in your area you might find it cheaper.
    Sportsmans Guide is a nice bunch to do business with. I purchased a lot of 8mm. from them (cheaper than reloads).
     
  5. Werewolf

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    Depending on brand 45 LC ammo goes for between $15 and $25.

    You can reload a box of 50 for about $4.50 if you save your brass.

    And by reloading you can build everything from a mouse fart cartridge to one with knockdown and penetration power that will take out any animal in the US.

    The 45LC is here to stary IMHO...
     
  6. BradN

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    I have a Marlin 1894 in 45 Colt. It's fun.

    I don't reload. In CA, I pay approx. $20 for a box of 50 Cowboy loads; $25-30 for a box of 50 stronger loads.

    Ammo is easy to find. Each store, though, may have only one brand.

    Brad
     
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    Nope its growing. I started shooting it in a Blackhawk in 1985, after reading lots of Elmer Keith, thinking I was really cutting edge. Now with Cowboy Action Shooting, its is and extremely popular round. No end in sight.
     
  9. Greybeard

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    I bought a .454 SRH earlier this year with specific intentions of shooting mostly the .45s, which has been the case. As others have said, great versatility. Fortunately, I've a buddy who reloads 'em for cheap. :)
     
  10. quiknot

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    45 colt reloads

    i read alot about reloading 45 colt ...but where can i find the recipes need to have safe loads...recently bought a Uberti clone and do reload....
     
  11. Biker

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    The .45 Long Colt (yes, I said LONG COLT:) ) and Harley Davidsons go together like peas and carrots.
    And that's all I have to say about that.;)
    Biker
     
  12. Detritus

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    most if not all of the standard load books include .45 (Long) Colt, and either the majority of teh loads listed will be safe for SAA types (and thus your Uberti) with the higher pressure loads marked for "rifle,ruger, or freedom arms only" or the like, or there will be a load list for Colts and clones, and a load list for the ruger etc.
    one powder that has come on the market that is made for rounds like the .45LC that are "high case volume/low pressure loadings" is a powder called "Trailboss" it is made to be a bulky (and i think cleaner than some) powder and thus allow safe loads to be created that run a lower risk of the charge settling below the flashhole and the possible dangers that is rumored to cause. the stuff is doughnut shaped, looks like someone made smokeless out of large typewrite "O"s.

    if you wanna load blackpowder, others will possibly chime in on that... it has it's upsides and it's downsides.
     
  13. XLMiguel

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    I'd stick to cowboy loads or the equivalent in the Uberti. They're nice guns, but they aren't built to take the guff that hot or hunting .45 LC loads can generate. I'd get the reloading maunal from one of the powder mfrs (and check into the handloading forum here) before I tried any hot stuff in a 'replica'.
     
  14. MountainPeak

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    HELL NO!!! :) More 45 Colt rounds are being put through firearms now, than EVER before!!!!
     
  15. bakert

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    I'm putting a lot of them through mine nowadays. Almost all of my .45 Colt shooting is with cast bullet reloads but it's a shame there's not more and better factory loads out there.
     
  16. MCgunner

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    It's not disappearing, just turning cowboy. So long as there are .45 Colt cases out there for reloading, I'm happy! :D
     
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    Hmmm... That Miwall stuff is pretty cheap for .45 Colt that's for sure.

    Zero experience with that brand. Are they any good?
     
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    Miwall stuff is good. Perhaps a bit light on the FPS scale, but well made with good components and good quality.

    I've been buying their stuff for my revolvers for 14 years.
     
  20. wheelgunslinger

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    .45 long colt is alive and doing well. and, Biker is right. it goes with a Harley-Davidson like peas and carrots. It even goes with my BMW motorcycle and me pretty well. :D
     
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    of all the handgun cartridges of the old west, few have had the staying power of the .45 Long Colt.

    luckily for all of us, it's not going anywhere, and i couldn't be happier about that.
     
  22. Denny Lattis

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    Still alive

    Will live forever. Especially with the new guns chambered for this and able to handle high pressure loads
     
  23. MCgunner

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    What, no 9mm with that Hun bike? Of course, I guess I'd have to carry a Nambu....forget it. :D
     
  24. unspellable

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    45 Colt

    The 45 Colt may be here to stay, but it could be greatly improved by modernizing the SAAMI specs for the dimensions. Even in today's revolvers, the chamber dimensions are the same as in the days of yore when the Lone Ranger rode.

    To be more specific, the chambers are oversized which leads to the rumours about poor accuracy, weak brass, and limited case life one occasionaly hears about this cartridge. One of the 454's secrets to success is that it has nice tight chambers. getting properly sized throats wouldn't hurt either.

    I have a raging Bull in 45 Colt. You read that right, 45 Colt, not 454 casull. I had hoped they would cut the chambers with the 454 cutters and I would have tight chambers, but no such luck, it has the standard loose chambers.
     
  25. Moonclip

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    It's not disappearing, too many guns out there already made in this caliber and still being made that need feeding. But don't ever expect to find it fro sale in as many types or in as many places or for the same price as 45acp.
     
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