Ruger New Vaquero .45 Colt

filmjunkie4ever

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May 4, 2011
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I’ve owned and loved shooting this .45 Colt since its acquisition. Typically my handloads have consisted of Unique, Titegroup et al pushing a cast lead bullet to around 800 fps from my 5.5” barrel.

After reading some Ken Waters and others who wrote on the subject, I’m of the opinion that although my handgun isn’t of the strength of the Blackhawk or Contender, that I should be able to exceed Colt SAA pressure levels.

I want to cook up a load that will pitch a 250-255 grain Keith style lead semi-wadcutter to around 1000-1050 fps in my handgun for the express uses of bear protection, close range hunting and so forth.

I would like to use 2400 but would consider others if I could find any.

Thoughts?
 

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Slimfinn

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Nov 28, 2018
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Might find something in this tread
 
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