807 (cowboy load) 606 FPS minimum 712 *** 981 (in 4 5/8" bbl EXCEEDS MAX) Unique 8.5 gr. No. Titegroup 5.0 gr. 1,180### 800 180 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) Space constraints keep me from looking at all of these powders in depth, but I can cover a few. 867 Hi=909 Lo=842 ES=67 *Blackhorn 206 24.4 gr. Everyone who has a Ruger Blackhawk or Freedom Arms single-action revolver realizes the roots of these modern guns go back to the Colt Single Action Army. HS6 13.5 gr. ----------------------------------------- 1,043 Max My powders of choice are Clays, HP-38, HS-6, Universal, Trail Boss, H110, IMR 4227, W296, and W231. (back off 15% to start these loads) Powders include IMR 2 5.9 gr. considered more the norm. Unique and Universal still don't fill the case Unique 7.0 gr. Universal 9.3 gr. 712 785 minimum 742 Cowboy mild W-296/H-110* 20.4 gr. 883 start All Freedom Arms cylinders are held to very tight tolerances and whether using 45 Colt or 454 Casull brass, I size with a special 454 die. 922 start HP38 7.5 gr. 867 Hi=909 Lo=842 ES=67 AA No.7* 13.0 gr. 865 near max HP38 7.1 gr. * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless I load the 250 JHP with that powder. 800 Unique 8.3 gr. (THESE ARE MAXIMUM LOADS- HUNTING) Trail Boss is based on new technology that allows very-high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most … ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= 1,239 fps(* Plus P) HS6 10.5 gr. That is, if the loading table calls for 40 grains of black powder, then one uses a 40-grain volume powder measure for the same amount by volume of Pyrodex. copper gas check or copper plating is best for INDOOR ranges to keep lead vapors out of the air. This EXCEEDS MAX LOAD, Use at OWN RISK) 9oz = 3937 grains. (back off 15% to start these loads) Trail Boss 6.5 gr. HS6 13.6 gr. 605 FPS 1,050 (MAXIMUM) 972 Max (full case) Reduced Recoil Shot Shell Loads. ZIP 7.0 gr. AA No. AA N100 6.9 gr. Lil'Gun 23.5 gr. 231 7.5 gr. 853 (Powder UP - see note) load the .45 Colt to levels of the .44 Magnum. Cowboy loads below: 730 (Actual in 4 5/8" bbl revolver) * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. 803 start ZIP 4.7 gr. My dad gave me my first .45 Colt a couple of years ago. Hope you enjoy. Universal 8.8 gr. He gave me a box of 100 .45 Colt rounds loaded with .455 250gr lead boolits pushed with 6.0gr of Trail Boss. HS6 13.5 gr. 7 14.6 gr. Everything I read seems to be divided between 45% Trail Boss, 45% Clays, 10% some other powder. Using the same bullet you describe (mine drop around 260gr.) 5 makes a nice cowboy load around 9 grains) It is simply more expensive to ship 1,000 250-grain .45s than 1,000 158-grain .38s. Unique* 10.0 gr. 914 982 Hi=1016 Lo=900 ES=116 ZIP 6.1 gr. The Freedom Arms Model 97 also is in this group. 640 RUGER AND CONTENDER ONLY AA N100 6.0 gr. 869 Max (full case) 961 MAX 667 Cowboy loads below: I didn’t realize how many different powders from Hodgdon I use in loading the 45 Colt until I began putting this article together. 225 grain JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point) barrel differ from a 4 4/5" revolver by AA N100 6.2 gr. * For Ruger and T/C ONLY ! 871 Hi=938 Lo=797 ES=141 (Colt Anaconda 6") 800 7* 14.5 gr. 884 975 FPS MAXIMUM Lyman now offers it as #452424, and it is a 255-grain bullet—or thereabouts, depending upon the alloy used. Nitro 100 use 6.0 to 6.7 grains of OLD formula VV N320 6.8 gr. LOAD 723 983 start (No. ----------------------------------------- Universal 6.5 gr. 5, No.7, No. 884 max - OK for all guns. Trail Boss Reduced Rifle Load. Contender) as these are maximum loads, even for these strong Moving up to the second level, loads at around 1,000 fps with the same-weight bullet are used in the Colt New Frontier, Smith & Wesson Model 25/625, Ruger Flat-Top New Model, and the Ruger New Vaquero. H110/W296 24.5 gr. At 1,400 fps it is an excellent hunting bullet. (No. I'm a big fan of IMR4227 in mine. 773 (in 5 1/2" bbl revolver) Load it like Trail Boss AA5744 17.0 gr. 744 True Blue 10.0 gr. 1,410 max 9 13.6 gr. 7* 14.5 gr. AA No. 230 grain RN Plated lead (full copper plating) Bullseye 6.8 gr. 700 No. 225 grain LRN, FP or SWC (Lead Round Nose) ---------------------------------------- Bullseye 5.0 gr. AA5744 17.8 gr. However, it cannot be approached the same as smokeless. IMR4227 16.5 gr. * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. However, my first test with OLD Nitro 100 were very light, too light. Up to this point Trail Boss has been portrayed as a propellant for older, large-volume revolvers and/or levergun cartridges. Normal powders vary quite a bit and also have a 904 Maximum for regular Colt. 1,124 max Clays 6.4 gr. HP38 7.1 gr. it's designed to take up a lot more room. ZIP 7.5 gr. 725# Unique 8.5 gr. The small charges of very fast pistol or shotgun powders traditionally used for reduced loads normally weigh from 6 grains in a standard … Universal 6.5 gr. 1,086 max closer. AA5744 16.0 gr. Bullseye 7.0 gr. 791 FPS minimum Clays 4.4 gr. 9 with 15 gr. 922 start like original Colts. No. (Experiment with A5744 powder) Less "position sensitive." Accuracy is not a concern with this one, it will most likely be used for CAS and plinking. 11 FS Accurate No. Bullseye 5.0 gr. 886 MAX 860 Unique 7.5 gr. and FMJ-RN bullet. On paper, the 357 Magnum was the first cartridge to exceed the 45 Colt’s muzzle energy, but many knowledgeable sixgunners, Elmer Keith included, believed the 45 Colt actually offered more practical power than the “First Magnum.” Today, it remains one of our most popular sixgun cartridges. 742 FPS minimum HS6 13.5 gr. Clays 4.8 gr. If you have an older can of Scot Nitro 100 or Accurate Nitro 100, please note, it is NOT the same as the "New Formulation" at Western Powders. Over the nearly 15 decades since its arrival, there have been many attempts to pronounce it dead. It is just a guide and the reason you should start under these charges and work up. In their effort to achieve better loading density, IMR has excelled with their new Trail Boss powder. That is, until I tried IMR 4227 with Lyman’s #452424 and a 20.0-grain load, and that combination produced one-hole groups. True Blue 10.5 gr. AA No. A bullet with a 756 Hi=800, Lo=674, ES=126 * 1,000* True Blue 6.4 gr. 753 The day of the percussion revolver would soon be over, and even Colt could see the future and began converting 1860 cap-and-ball sixguns to fire cartridges. Unique 8.5 gr. In actual weight, Pyrodex is lighter than black powder, being about 80 percent of the weight of black powder. *** 981 (in 4 5/8" bbl EXCEEDS MAX) it's shaped like a donut, and it fed through my RCBS powder charger like a champ. *** 992 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver) Titegroup 6.5 gr. S.A.A.M.I. 5 10.7 gr. 916 Maximum 785 minimum Clays 5.1 gr. * which 980 max My powders of choice are Clays, HP-38, HS-6, Universal, Trail Boss, H110, IMR 4227, W296, and W231. 761 FPS minimum 846 (mild) Discussion: The old Western Style COLT normally uses IMR-4227 21.0 gr. * 1,130* 866 Hi= 890 Lo=855 ES=35 (good Cowboy load) ----------------------------------------- a typical 1 pound powder can holds 9 ounces of Trail Boss… ---------------------------------------- 907 minimum 2400 13.2 gr. HP38 5.8 gr. ---------------------------------------- It is an excellent compromise between the 250- and 300-grain cast bullets. Lil'Gun* 20.0 gr. 935 (IMR Max load) ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= Trail Boss 4.5 gr. Instead of being overly large, Rugers have been way too tight, with some measuring around 0.449 inch, but now Ruger is cutting all cylinder throats at 0.451 to 0.452 inch. guns. 947 872 (in 7 1/2" bbl revolver)(ES=38 fps) 180 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) * 1,100* ***1,023)* (13.6 to 15.1 MAX is good range) N32C Tin Star 9.6 gr. 685 (IMR start load) It is a good choice for self-defense, long-range shooting, hunting everything on four legs, and just plain fun shooting. 250 grain Rainier Flat Point, Copper Plated 716 (very mild, caution, some bullets Universal 9.5 gr. 708##(lo-649/hi-762) ----------------------------------------- 2 Accurate No. 934 Maximum 946 (Actual in Rossi 45 Carbine) and shooting. Titegroup 5.0 gr. Solo 1000 5.8 gr. Titegroup 6.4 gr. AA No. 9 15.0 gr. 1,035 ----------------------------------------- 2400 12.5 gr. With the coming of Ruger’s Blackhawk chambered in 45 Colt in the early 1970s, we finally had a sixgun that could tap the tremendous potential of the 45 Colt cartridge. * 825 855 (IMR Max load) --- 9, #5744, #2230, and #2460 are products of Accurate Arms Company. Titegroup 6.5 gr. 824 MAX. 870 FPS IMR 4227* 20.0 gr. Powder Burn Rates. 767 Max Titegroup 5.0 gr. Unique 8.5 gr. HP38 7.3 gr. * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. 5 11.8 gr. Savage introduces a must-shoot straight-pull rifle: the Impulse. 704 (mild) ----------------------------------------- 759 Hi=790, Lo=734, ES=56 HS6## 10.5 gr. Space constraints keep me from looking at all of these powders in depth, but I can cover a few. 760 (mild) 870 FPS Currently my favorite "normal" load is a Missouri Bullets 250gr LRN and 255gr LSWC bullet over 10.5gr HS-6 with a WLP primer. 225 grain JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point) ----------------------------------------- 731 minimum makes jacketed bullets for the Colt SAA that are .4515" splitting the difference. 1,195 max IMR4227 16.5 gr. * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. 200 grain JFP Sierra 871 Hi=938 Lo=797 ES=141 (Colt Anaconda 6") Trail Boss 6.5 gr. Trail Boss 7.3 gr. ZIP 5.5 gr. (No. Because case capacity is large, trying to produce lighter loads with slow-burning powders can give very poor results. 865 near max bottom of lead bullet). Reduced Recoil Shot Shell Loads. Green Dot is also good with the same bullet. It's a Cimmaron Arms 1873 Peacemaker clone. 689 start 200 grain LRN or SWC (Lead Round Nose) Nitro 100 6.5 gr. Titegroup 8.0 gr. It was designed as a plinking load for Cowboy Action Shooting which has a velocity limitation . 605 FPS Alliant 2400). AA5744 17.0 gr. 817 Maximum 2400* 18.0 gr. Trail Boss was manufactured to be a BULK powder to fill the cases of black powder cartridges like the 45 Colt and 44-40 cartridges. * 1,250* Universal 6.5 gr. 810 True Blue 9.0 gr. Clays 4.2 gr. IMR-4227 21.0 gr. For several years Smith & Wesson cut throats at 0.455 inch or even larger, but now they seem to be running at a more proper 0.451 to 0.452 inch. 2 5.9 gr. for Ruger Blackhawk and T/C, levels in the 20,000 to 25,000 range are Gave me the remaining can of Trail Boss, as well. His 45 Colt bullet was #454424 and was available for decades from Lyman. * 1,180* MAX/MAX load Unique 10.8 gr. 45 Click "Get Data" to view results. Competition 5.0 gr. Universal 8.8 gr. Trail Boss is new for the .45 ACP, but it shoots very well with a lead bullet (you can use jacketed also) and is quite mild but works the slide well in loads I have tested so far. HP38 6.5 gr. respectively. Clays 4.6 gr. plated FPs. 766 ( mild cowboy) ============Ruger and T/C ONLY below========== 9 14.6 gr. Unique 8.0 gr. 2400 21.4 gr. 917 minimum Nitro 100 6.5 gr. 734 (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl revolver) When time is a problem, actually when sometimes my own energy is the problem, I look to Oregon Trail Bullets. AA N100 6.2 gr. Bullseye 7.0 gr. AA #9 14.1 gr. AA N100 6.2 gr. HP38 9.0 gr. ----------------------------------------- 1,050 (MAXIMUM) H110* 22.1 gr. 727 FPS MAXIMUM The 45 Colt cartridge was originally loaded with black powder. (being copper plated, I should have loaded this bullet much hotter in some above) Zip 5.8 gr. 641 (mild) 1,033 MAX FACTORY SPECS 230 grain Round Nose LEAD (also see 225 gr. ==========-[only RUGER and T/C below]========= Unique 7.5 gr. 762 ZIP 6.9 gr. Universal 7.8 gr. * For Ruger and T/C ONLY ! like qualities. 719 (very mild) Nitro 100 5.5 gr. ============Ruger and T/C ONLY below========== 933 MAX 846 (mild) Bullseye 5.0 gr. Universal 8.8 gr. Unique 6.8 gr. W-296/H-110* 20.4 gr. Universal 9.2 gr. When he died in 1862, the company was dedicated to producing the same percussion revolvers. and Sierra even VV N320 8.7 gr. Trail Boss 6.5 gr. 260 grain JSP Speer HP38 8.0 gr. 871 838 (mild) Hi=883 Lo=784 ES=99 With the new... Handloaders can have a ball working 224 Valkyrie loads. 800 250 grain Hornady XTP (.452)(Hot, Ruger, Contender only -not old Colts) MAXIMUM+ Use at YOUR OWN RISK 587 Hi=670, Lo=521, ES=148 (too slow, wide spread) 1161 FPS MAXIMUM 733 * 1,180* MAX/MAX load AA5744 16.0 gr. 628 Hi=677, Lo=594, ES=8.3 (too slow, but good spread) AA5744 16.0 gr. 200 grain JFP Sierra * For Ruger and T/C ONLY ! 744 5 11.5 gr. LOAD 641 (mild) * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless Universal 6.5 gr. 587 Hi=670, Lo=521, ES=148 (too slow, wide spread) Bullseye 5.0 gr. type of bullet, seating depth, primer type and other factors, 9 14.0 gr. Trail Boss 4.5 gr. In this segment of "Cameras Don't Lie," a subsonic-ammo showdown, 9mm vs. .300 Blackout fired from AR rifles. 1,045 max HP38 9.0 gr. 2 6.1 gr. (Cowboy Load)(RNFP) IMR800-X 8.0 gr. True Blue 7.0 gr. 824 MAX. Reloading Components Manual, 14th edition - - Lyman Piston & Competition 5.0 gr. 802 (IMR max load) can stick in barrel- this is below MINIMUM.) 888 start * 995* The one glaring weakness in the .30-­caliber magnum cartridge lineup is best highlighted by... Trijicon has dominated the Carry Optic landscape on hard-use handguns for years. ----------------------------------------- Unique 8.0 gr. 785 cowboy mild 982 Hi=1016 Lo=900 ES=116 Unique 10.8 gr. ZIP 7.2 gr. 731 minimum For loading black powder 45 Colt loads, I use Goex as well as Pyrodex and Triple Seven. No. 667 Powder DOWN is to actually shake the gun in an up or down position 5 11.1 gr. AA N100 5.5 gr. Unique 8.5 gr. ----------------------------------------- ***1,080)* (10.6 to 11.8 MAX is good range) HP38 5.8 gr. Unique 8.5 gr. In 1935 we entered the “Magnum Sixgun Era” with the arrival of the 357 Magnum; however, long before that we had the 45 Colt. noted. Unique 10.0 gr. 652 start Blue Dot 15.4 gr. Bullseye 6.0 gr. 756 Hi=800, Lo=674, ES=126 Use at your OWN RISK It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles. CAUTION!! * 1,150* 777 minimum ZIP 7.8 gr. 4.3 of wst is a good 185 load so given the lighter 150 bullets id say somewhere between 4.6-4.9 would be about right. Universal 8.8 gr. (No. H4227* 19.0 gr. 846 (mild) No. Unique 8.5 gr. There were no 45 Colt heavyweight bullets available at the time, so we sized down 300-grain 45-70 bullets in several stages, going from around 0.460 inch to 0.452 inch. Clays 5.1 gr. ----------------------------------------- Universal 8.8 gr. H110/W296 24.5 gr. 805 833 Hi=873, Lo=783, ES=90 (old formulation) Clays 4.2 gr. * 888* FPS Due to different barrel lengths, Sr. .45 Colt (Hodgdon Pistol Data) reloading data with 230 loads. Our enthrallment with this fire-breathing cartridge occurred about 40 years ago, and while the... You might be surprised how many Americans (even gun owners) think machine guns are illegal. is just a little over maximum Colt loads (but mild for Ruger) 824 Hi=876, Lo=759, ES=117 Trail Boss 4.5 gr. 2400* 16.0 gr. 1,067 FPS MAXIMUM 881 Maximum Clays 5.1 gr. * 1,079* SWC) 797 FPS 713 cowboy mild 759 Hi=790, Lo=734, ES=56 Pyrodex P is the equivalent of Triple-F or FFFg black powder. 630 (very mild) 1051 Maximum Pyrodex is cleaner burning than black powder and results in less fouling of the barrel. 804 HP38 5.8 gr. ----------------------------------------- AA No. in speeds than others that I have tried in the .45 Colt. 733 AA5744 16.0 gr. HP38 8.5 gr. like qualities. 690 * 995* Universal 7.3 gr. AA No. MAXIMUM+ Use at YOUR OWN Nitro 100 5.8 gr. 734 minimum * 1,250* 700 (MAX) 5 11.0 gr. 350 grain JSP (Jacketed Soft Point)only RUGER and T/C Unique 7.8 gr. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type sets maximum standards for cartridges; this standard must be set at a level safely usable in the weakest common denominator. 762 767 Max 802 (IMR max ... Nitro 100 use 6.1 to 6.8 for normal Colt 45 loads … 630 (very mild) Titegroup 5.0 gr. I find the Oregon Trail 250-grain RN economical and easy to handle when loading in large numbers. Clays 5.0 gr. Elmer Keith was way ahead of his time in developing everyday working and hunting loads. Titegroup 9.5 gr. I have found HS-6, Universal, and W231 powders work very well for standard loads, while IMR 4227 bulks up nicely in 45 Colt brass. 812 Hi=898, Lo=707, ES=191 8.5" bbl Find what you need in four easy steps. HS6 9.0 gr. Then comes the Freedom Arms Model 97, the original Ruger Vaquero, Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger Redhawk, and the Ruger Super Redhawk. Hodgdon does have data for Trail Boss in very light loads for .38-55, .40-65 and .45-70. References: Accurate Arms Co. 1996 Reloading booklet - - Alliant 580 Hi=622, Lo=491, ES=131 920 MAX. 1,155 near max Solo 1000 5.8 gr. RUGER AND CONTENDER ONLY -----------------------------------------. Unique 9.0 gr. 839 (mild) Unique 9.5 gr. 932 minimum 773 (in 5 1/2" bbl revolver) 853 (Powder UP - see note) True Blue 8.9 gr. .45 Colt (IMR Handgun Trail Boss Data) reloading data with 12 loads. shot an average of 880.2 fps pointing up and 708.0 fps pointing 1,018 (IMR Max load) Lil'Gun 25.5 gr. 805 840 minimum JHP= Jacketed Hollow Point and if GC indicated, means Gas Check at HP38 7.3 gr. 9 17.6 gr. 830 *** ONLY USE in Ruger and T/C. 5 9.1 gr. 881 Maximum 870 FPS Not only do the Hodgdon folks offer excellent powders, but also they are simply some of the nicest folks in the industry. HS7 13.5 gr. Trail Boss 8.5 gr. 980 max Unique 6.4 gr. 1,398 start I have been told as of 2011 that the NEW and current N-100 is faster burning in pistol calibers than the old. Unique 10.0 gr. before firing each round and gently bring the gun to the horizontal (No. Clays 4.2 gr. For loading black powder 45 Colt loads, I use Goex as well as Pyrodex and Triple Seven. For the 45 Colt, I especially prefer the 250-grain RNFP and the 255-grain SWC. IMR800-X 8.0 gr. 802 (Powder DOWN - see note) Sam Colt became a millionaire producing percussion revolvers. It also is a most versatile powder as it can be used for standard loads for the Colt SAA and heavy loads for the Blackhawk. Trail Boss … AA No. My brass of choice is Starline’s excellent 45 Colt brass with CCI 300 Large Pistol primers for all powders, except I switch to CCI 350 Magnum Pistol primers with IMR 4227, H110, W296, and all black powder and black powder substitutes. 5 10.4 gr. Unique 6.4 gr. 1087 Maximum can stick in barrel- this is below MINIMUM.) 946 Cowboy Max load ## ***1,180)* (15.8 to 17.6 MAX is good range) 865 Maximum Bullseye 6.0 gr. (See note on Powders below or read all about various Powders.) (Hi=877.7 Lo=803.0 Spread=74.7 fps) 945 max - ok for all guns VV N320 6.8 gr. I have shot hundreds of them since my Trail Boss supply has ran low. Nitro 100 7.3 to 8.1 gr. 797 FPS 817 cowboy MAX 838 minimum IMR4227 19.0 gr. ----------------------------------------- 727 (IMR max load) ----------------------------------------- 1,018 (IMR Max load) 230 grain Berry's RN Plated lead (full copper plating designed for 45 ACP) 761 minimum 1,043 Max 935 AA No. lead loads) AA N100 6.9 gr. 905 MAX LOAD (I got 932.2 in revolver) Unique ----------------------------------------- Competition 5.5 gr. 1083 Maximum --- 817 cowboy MAX 9 14.3 gr. As I have gotten older and my hands have become more tender, I find myself moderating my everyday shooting loads. All Rights Reserved. LOAD 753 Clays 4.4 gr. 775 Approx. The 5.5 was fine in the Vaquero and the 5.8s worked well in the Rossi R92 carbine. 800 Hi=910 Lo=813 ES 190 you use any of these loads listed below with STARS (*). 947 IMR PB 6.5 gr. A check of Hodgdon’s loading manuals shows these two powders using the same charge weight produce the same velocities and pressures. 698 250-255 grain LRNFP (Lead Round Nose, flat point) Any time I have a 45 Colt that doesn’t shoot the way I think it should, I don’t give up until I try this load of IMR 4227 with Keith’s bullet. 853 fps UP and 802 DOWN, but spreads were much better at (Hi=877.7 Lo=803.0 Spread=74.7 fps) 917 minimum It has never failed me. Don't overlook Trail Boss for those 200 gr lead bullets. 231 7.2 gr. Be very careful using the loads for Ruger and T/C (Thompson True Blue 7.5 gr. 1,171 fps(* Plus P) * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless 1,140 start * 888* FPS (Experiment with A5744 powder) RNFP) |   (Note: No. They are my choice for the heaviest loads especially with cast bullets weighing 300 grains and heavier. 941 Maximum IMR4227 18.7 gr. 742 Hi=750, Lo=735, ES=15 (good spread, should have used more powder) 300 grain JHP or Hornady XTP 231 7.0 gr. 946 Cowboy Max load ## HP38 8.5 gr. Heavy loads that are safe for use in the Ruger Redhawk would destroy a fine Colt SAA. In the large .45 case, a large difference has been noted WAP 8.6 gr. HS6 13.6 gr. 1,192 max AA No. 1,398 start * 1,150* 1,033 MAX FACTORY SPECS 928 Hi=958 Lo=902 ES=56 VV N340 6.6 gr. HS6 10.5 gr. My light 45 Colt load is a Missouri Bullets 250gr LRN bullet over 5.6gr Trail Boss. 776 Bullseye 6.8 gr. 907 minimum 734 minimum 2400 21.4 gr. all cowboy loads below: Bullet sizes vary from .450" for jacketed to .454" for some lead in diameter. HS6 12.0 gr. 936 Hi=963 Lo=897 ES=66 (med. They do provide identical results of muzzle velocities and pressures using the same charge weights, and I use them interchangeably. However, a tight-chambered 45 Colt cylinder may require tolerances offered by a 454 Casull full-length sizing die. Clays 6.0 gr. 596 Hi=649, Lo=564, ES=85 (too slow) 5 11.8 gr. * 990* 185 grain Berry's HBRN (Hollow base round nose) Plated bullet designed for .45 ACP ZIP 6.6 gr. 1,198 max 787 Cowboy mild H110* 21.8 gr. Nitro 100 use 4.9 to 5.5 grains (old formulation 749 FPS minimum Nitro 100 6.5 gr. Universal 9.0 gr. * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder substitute with smokeless IMR4227 17.0 gr. 905 MAX LOAD (I got 932.2 in revolver) The .45 Colt and single-action revolver are a powerful and useful combination. 1016 Maximum HP38 6.0 gr. When the new “454 Magnum” revolvers (as they were first called) arrived, however, the brass was lengthened so it could not be used in standard 45 Colt sixguns. 850 start In the 45 Colt, in revolvers of different strengths, I've used; Unique, Red Dot, 296, H-110, SR-7625, Blue Dot, Trail Boss, IMR and H 4427, HS-6 and HS-7, I think Accurate #5 or #2 and probably a few others I've forgotten...oh, and real black powder. Lil'Gun* 18.0 gr. ZIP 6.1 gr. ZIP 7.2 gr. Nitro 100 6.5 gr. Universal 6.5 gr. * ONLY for Ruger and T/C guns. AA No. Trail Boss 5.8 gr. 931 Maximum -------------------Ruger Blackhawk, T/C only--------------------- 777 minimum 250 grain lead RNFP Cowboy loads W-296/H-110* 24.9 gr. all cowboy loads below: 9 15.5 gr. Custom five-shooters built on the Ruger Blackhawk, the Ruger Redhawk, and the Freedom Arms Model 83 top the list. 941 FPS MAXIMUM Universal 7.2 gr. Stay up on the latest. This lets it feed in many cowboy-action guns and use common 45 ACP load data. 802 (IMR max load) HS7 12.0 gr. Bullseye is a bit fast for this big cartridge and ----------------------------------------- HS6 13.5 gr. H110* 20.0 gr. hot) Trail Boss represents a major breakthrough in assembling reduced loads because it does away with the necessity for using a filler between the reduced powder charge and the base of the bullet. RUGER AND CONTENDER ONLY 6.0 gr. HP38 6.0 gr. This lets it feed in many cowboy-action guns and use common 45 ACP load data. HP38 8.5 gr. 1,000 FPS AA No. 759 minimum Universal 7.3 gr. ZIP 5.5 gr. H110 26.5 gr. Titegroup 5.0 gr. Titegroup 6.9 gr. 942 start 606 (IMR start load) Unique 7.5 gr. One problem inherent with the original #454424 was the fact that when sized to 0.451 to 0.452 inch, the crimping groove almost disappears. 1,331 start For the 45 Colt this is the Single Action Army revolver. Trail Boss 7.3 gr. SAAMI pressures for STANDARD .45 Colt is 14,000 PSI MAXIMUM, but Clays 5.9 gr. This EXCEEDS MAX LOAD Use at your OWN RISK) AA No. 5 10.0 gr. and FMJ-RN bullet. AA No. (Cowboy Load)(RNFP) No. As an example, the .45 Colt with a 250-grain bullet at 800 fps will kick more than a .38 Special with a 158-grain bullet at 800 fps. 1161 FPS MAXIMUM 1,108 max 5 12.1 gr. 5* 11.5 gr. 860 ----------------------------------------- 833 Hi=873, Lo=783, ES=90 (old formulation) 7 Accurate No. 830 860 (-MAXIMUM LOAD Nitro) Bullseye 6.0 gr. AA No. AA No. * 970* HS6 13.5 gr. 704 (mild) Universal 8.1 gr. 260 grain JSP Speer No. 725# 5 11.5 gr. IMR4227 18.7 gr. Silhouette 9.5 gr. 5 Accurate No. (NOTE: Sections marked “Ruger Only” are not for the New Model Blackhawk Flat-Tops or the New Vaquero!) For example, No. 934 Maximum Cowboy shooters often load down to 700 fps or so. At 3 grains min / 5 grains max, even the 9oz containers should reload quite a few. 634 Hi=665, Lo=619, ES=26 (too slow) Unique 10.0 gr. Clays 5.4 gr. 652 start 888 start 868 (cowboy load) 9 17.6 gr. VV N320 5.9 gr. H4227* 19.0 gr. 722 (mild in 4 5/8" bbl) 640 With the 45 Colt, IMR 4227 is almost magical in being able to provide excellent accuracy when other powders will not. Trail Boss 6.0 gr. Unique 10.0 gr. *** 1024 MAX+ (Actual in 7 1/2" bbl 250 gr. ***1,023)* (13.6 to 15.1 MAX is good range) HP38 8.5 gr. (WAY too slow-stuck bullet possible)(old formulation) Titegroup 7.0 gr. 628 Hi=677, Lo=594, ES=8.3 (too slow, but good spread) That can not be accomplished with the # 45-270SAA bullet probably the best came from NEI Handloaders can a! 200 gr lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting which has a better crimping groove than the rim a... Equally as well as Pyrodex and Triple Seven now have digital access to their magazine content P is problem. 742 Hi=750, Lo=735, ES=15 ( good load ) Trail Boss has become my powder! 255Gr LSWC bullet over 10.5gr HS-6 with a 165-grain trail boss powder load data 45 colt at 650 … database. When sometimes my own & T/C ONLY ) AA No bullets fine, but I cover... Special ( or sometimes just 45 Special ) is a Missouri bullets LRN! ( 13.6 to 15.1 MAX is good range ) * Blackhorn 209 is a black powder load in! 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