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45 colt load

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Ruger Bisley Blackhawk 5.5" barrel. Will be shooting 250 gr XTP bullet. Available powders on hand:H110,Longshot, Titegroup,Lilgun,Universal. Looking for the most accurate load based on your experiences. Would like something in the 1000-1100 fps velocity. Running out of time deer season right around the corner. Out of my typical 255SWC bullets. Only bullet available locally (without ordering) is the XTP. FYI, I have had great results with the 255 SWC Hardcast with 21 grains lilgun. Looking for that mythical "magic load" with the XTP. Please help.
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personally, just get a few pounds of 2400 and put 17grs of it under those 250gr XTP.

You'll see about 950fps and kill anything you need to point a colt at. if you need more fps, 2400 can deliver it if desired.

it is by FAR the most versatile powder for the "magnums" and colt. Paper puching loads, or grizzly thumpers are easily obtained with 2400.
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I think the point I was making is that a 45LC can be loaded pretty darn stout if someone wants to in the proper gun. No, it's not a 44Mag, 454Casull etc but with the proper bullet most likely will get whatever you need done, done.

your right. the 44 mag isn't even a 44 magnum. :eek: it's a .429 magnum and it is inferior to the 45 colt in every way.:p

There is nothing the .429 can do that the 45 colt can't do better.;)
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