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Having a brain fart, can you load cap and ball converted pistols with smokeless?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bobotech, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. bobotech

    bobotech Member

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    I have a Uberti 1858 steel frame with a R&D conversion cylinder. I haven't fired it at all yet but I forgot if you can load light cowboy smokeless loads in 45 colt for the conversion cylinder.

    Also, provided you can use smokeless: can you shoot jacketed bullets with light cowboy style loads? I have a large amount of jacketed bullets and would not mind testing this gun at my indoor range (jacketed only).
     
  2. kanook

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    double check the R&D web site for that 1858. The answer for Ruger is cowboy load:D
     
  3. rcmodel

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    The risk of a stuck jacketed bullet at Cowboy mouse fart levels is very high.

    Stick to lead bullets & light loads in your conversion.

    rc
     
  4. bobotech

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    Will do.
     
  5. ranger335v

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    "Having a brain fart, can you load cap and ball converted pistols with smokeless? "

    Sure you can. And, if you load light enough, some of them may not even KABOOM! :D

    But I wouldn't.
     
  6. VillageIdjit

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    Sure can - and you can also use poison ivy leaves if ya run out of toilet paper!:evil:

    But I don't.
     
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