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Hoss

Loading 45 ACP?

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I shoot modern and this is illegal for a traditional shooter.

 

Since I don't carry a Barney, if I need to shoot one shot (or 2) and move, I will load a full mag (well loaded with 5) and place my support hand thumb under the slide stop. When I fire the one round the slide will lock open and I can move. Or, I can change mags to get back on sequence. There have been times that one round didn't get me back on sequence.

 

I quit carrying a Barney after the match I needed 3 more rounds and my last mag, the Barney, only had 1. I should have quit after the match I got it in the pistol by mistake and had an extra mag change and got off sequence. For me 5 rounds in every mag is the only way to go; other methods for other people.

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I found the Bear Creek makes a 205 grain moly coated RNFP that is priced right and with the powder I use, at a 160 power factor works great! Just over 820 fps out of my 1911 and the same cartridge is 980 fps out of my Uberti 1873 lever action with a 24 inch barrel. I load one bullet for everything and have narrowed it down to two types of powders that give good consistent results. I verified this with a chronograph last week using the same bullet with 6 different powders loaded to the low end of what the factory recommend. We are not supposed to post recipes on the forum for good reason, but look into a 200 to 230 gn bullet and pair it with IMR HP-38 which is the very same as Win 231. Or try Win Autocomp. Check IMRs web site and stay within factory specs! As for a case guage, GET ONE! Best way in the world to make sure your cartridges will cycle through any gun you use it in. Good luck and happy & safe shooting! W.L.

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I sure appreciate all the tips. I'm not 100% sure I'll like wild bunch all that much, but will try it to see. As I have the guns, might as well try it out!

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I'll tell you, Hoss, I would rather shoot Wild Bunch than cowboy any day!

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I'll tell you, Hoss, I would rather shoot Wild Bunch than cowboy any day!

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I agree too! Wild Bunch is about the most fun you can have with your pants on! And if you are really in for some fun, try Western 3 Gun! Everyone I have met that shoots CAS says western 3 gun is what cowboy should have been! Good luck what ever you choose. Maybe see you on the range someday. W. L.

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I would really like to try W3G! Just need targets and targets. Got the place!

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While you are getting a case guage I recommend the 7 hole guage that Dillon sells.

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I'm going to try WB, I'll report back!

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