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It finally happened!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ljnowell, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. ljnowell

    ljnowell Member

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    I finally did it! I finally managed to flatten a primer in my 45 colt Ruger Blackhawk. I have used 2400 in my 45 colts since i started reloading for it. I found that under a 255-325gr bullet it gives a great thump, outstanding accuracy and great velocity. I have no doubt that 296 would get me top accuracy but I am not worried about that last 50-100fps.

    Anyway, I have been playing around with different bullets in 45 colt that arent really made for it, like my 45acps. I have a moderate sized cache of 185gr SJHP from a while back. I started playing around with the 2400 just to see what I could come up with. When I hit 25gr of 2400 thats when it flattened the primers. None at 24.8, all of them at 25gr.

    I would also like to mention to the people here that talk about judging pressure and velocity by recoil, that this really shoots that concept in the foot, so to speak. These recoil considerably less than my 300gr LTC loads(Missouri Bullet sihloutte), but are obviously higher pressure due to the primer signs. There were with Tula and Winchester primers, I should mention. Brass used for all testing was the same also, new Starline.
     
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    How was extraction... errrr ejection?

    Whatever you call it in a SA.
     
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    They came out easily, but a difference could be felt between them and the other loads. Not difficult, just required more effort.
     
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