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Old 01-13-2013, 06:01 PM
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I am very excited about finding a used Roger Vaquero in 45 Colt for $300. Pistol is in great shape. Been looking at new grips and reloading dies. I am even going to get into casting bullets for this pistol. I have yet to buy it (friend is holding till I get $, prob 2 weeks) but know its not going to be a mistake. I have read great reviews for this pistol. Its a blued model and everything is solid on it.

Anyone recommend a bullet for plinking? Can anyone comment on accuracy and range for best accuracy? What about cleaning frequency using lead or jacketed bullets? Any other comments will be welcomed, good or bad!

I am very new to the pistol world. Should have inherited my daddy's 45 Colt single action army, but a man told my mom it was worthless and gave her 50 bucks for a very expensive pistol. At least I can shoot the very round my dad loved.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:01 AM
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I have used Meister bullets for years, used to cast my own, but there are several excellent companies that make good bulk cast. The harder cast bullets don't lead too much compared to the soft crap in factory cowboy loads. The lead remover cloths are good to use every once in a while under the top strap and around the forcing cone. For the bore, there are the brass mesh patches to remove leading. For heavier hunting loads in the 1100 to 1300 fps. range, a jacketed bullet like the 250 gr. or 300 gr. Hornady XTP won't give you any leading, but a good hard cast like a 285 to 325 gr. wide flat nose will give hardly any leading either. I'd stay away from cast bullets by Speer, Remington and Hornady as they tend to be soft and dirty. For custom cast makers, Meister, Hunters Supply, Montana Precision, and Cast Performance Bullet Company are all good, and Midway sells all of them. When you work up a load with the bullet you choose, you should be able to get a 2" group or so at 25 yards from a rest. I like W-W 231 powder and Titegroup for lighter cast loads, and W-W 296 for the "Ruger Only" heavy loads.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:16 AM
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I also have a Rugar Vaquero 45LC in stainles. Like new, paid $450.00 for it. Put a pair of "Houge" pearl grips on it for looks. Beautiful gun. Am also going to buy a "Henrey" Big Boy, levergun in 45LC to round out the package. I would like to find a good hunting load that will work in both guns. Not looking for two different loads. I want to fire the same looad in both the revolver and the rifle. Does anyone have any suggestions that would help?
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