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Win 231 and 45 colts

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Been using 6.5 gr of 231 with a 200 great bullet.  What is y'all's go to load using 231 fo 45 colts?

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Dave

6.0 gr W231,Fed. primer,200 gr.RNFP

Choctaw Jack

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I'd have to flip open the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, and find what weight of 231 would push about 800 FPS from revolvers (add 150 for rifle).  Thus, with a 200 grain cast bullet, 6.5 grains of 231.   Double checks your load, doesn't it?

 

I run about 6.0 grains of Winchester Super Target with same bullet, because I find it is more accurate and cleaner for light cast bullet loads.  Less powder, too.

 

And the cartridge is .45 Colt.

 

Good luck, GJ

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9 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

 

 

And the cartridge is .45 Colt.

 

Good luck, GJ

Actually it is " .45 colts" as per how both ammo and early guns were marked ...

No capital and a S on the end .... this being pre 1880 .....  :o

 

Jabez Cowboy

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I load 5.8 grains behind a 250 grain RNFP for my rifle.  I changed to Schofield Brass for the pistols with a 200 grain Bullet.  For that I'm using 5.6 grains.

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