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Georgia Arms' new .45 LC 260gr +P

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cookekdjr, Sep 29, 2005.

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  1. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Member

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    Saw some new ammo in the store yesterday, Georgia Arms' new .45 LC 260gr +P JHP. (In the store the ammo was in their "Master Cartridge" label box). I had never seen this on GA Arms' website before, and wanted to know more about it.
    I called the manufacturer today. It turns out that GA Arms advises that this stuff should only be fired in a Ruger or Freedom Arms revovler, or TC Contender.
    Like most GA Arms products, I assume that this won't be the most powerful ammo around, but will be highly accurate and reliable. I was wondering if anyone else has seen or used this ammo.
    Have a great day,

    David
     
  2. P. Plainsman

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    "only ... in a Ruger or Freedom Arms revolver, or a TC Contender"

    Which prompts a question that is likely to become more and more common:

    "Does that include the Ruger New Vaquero?"

    Don't know the answer myself, so I'd play it safe. Hard to fault someone who assumed their NV was included.
     
  3. GunGoBoom

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    Sweet!

    'Cept it's just ".45 colt" - there ain't no L in it, even if GA arms thinks there is.
     
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    'Cept it's just ".45 colt" - there ain't no L in it, even if GA arms thinks there is.

    I think people refer to the .45 Colt round as "Long" to differentiate between it and the .45 short colt round (kinda like .32 S&W long and .32 S&W short).
    See article below:

    http://leverguns.com/articles/taylor/45_short_colt.htm
     
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    Don't shoot those +P .45 Colt loads in The new Vaquero. The older Vaqueros built on the same frame as the New Model Blackhawk will handle the higher pressures OK but not the new Vaquero. Been a lot of talk over at the Ruger Forum about this issue. Use whatever loads you would shoot in a Colt single action or clone.
     
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    Yep, that makes sense.
     
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    They did make a regular .45 Colt (... or LC) 260gr JHP rated @ 900 fps. It had what looked like a Hornady heavy HP - but at just over 'cowboy' levels, it's opening was doubtful. They also have a 200gr GDJHP, actually '45LE', which resembles the thin walled lower speed Speer #4427 they load in .44 Special, but having thicker walls. Rated at 1100 fps, they should be decent 'deer stoppers', as they state. I have chrono-ed them at 1123 from my 4" 625MG, 1210 fps from my 5.5" Redhawk, and 1424 fps from my 24" Puma M1892. The key is that these two .45 Colt rounds are 'regular' .45 Colt, and thus must meet SAAMI spec's, making them 'safe' in anything labelled '.45 Colt', where the +P rated newer round wouldn't be.

    Stainz
     
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