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 I am starting to get ready to emerge after my back fusion and I have several powders in multiples  what would be a  good load for  a cowboy 45 case  with a 160 gr. RNFP.?

 

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I have used 2F and 3F granulations from Swiss, Goex, Schuetzen, and Elephant, all with satisfactory results for our game.  About 15 grains of any of these would be good for the 45 Cowboy Special cartridge. For precision shooting there is only one, Swiss. Just my opinion.

Lucky :P

 

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19 minutes ago, Warden Callaway said:

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  I do use Black when  loading my early Colts and Winchesters. I also watch your videos  very enjoyable.

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I've been using 4.2gr Clays or Clay-Dot for that 160gr. pill in C45S. Currently trying CleanShot, at 4.4gr It milder than the Clays load, but leaves a yellow/gold debris which seems harmless, but I find it a tad distracting as I can see it come out the muzzle! When it warms up in a few months, I'll experiment some more. Cleanshot can be had by our great supporter Scarlett Darlin and others. Clays seems to be currently unobtanium.

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2 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

OP, list your powders. 

 

  Unique

  Red Dot

  Tite Group

  Clays

  Bulls Eye

 231

Accurate 9

Accurate 5

VV 320

Noble Sport B9, AO,BA9

Hi Skor 700x

T B  

And Black and all the subs

 I want to save some TB  and use up some of the others

 

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4 grains Red Dot is the load that I use.

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I shot 4Gr TightGroup for years before becoming Enlightened to the Dark.  Were I shooting TightGroup today, I'd be shooting 160Gr Coated bullets from Scarlett.  Or Missouri Bullet Co.

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I'm shooting BullsEye right now, have shot WST, Clays, ClayDot, RedDot and TiteGroup.   All work fine.  It's just a gallery load, and not even an accuracy target load.  Most anything works.  GJ

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 Thank You all 

Any good loads using

17 minutes ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

I'm shooting BullsEye right now, have shot WST, Clays, ClayDot, RedDot and TiteGroup.   All work fine.  It's just a gallery load, and not even an accuracy target load.  Most anything works.  GJ

 how about 4 gr Tite Group with the coated 160 ?

44 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

 

I shot 4Gr TightGroup for years before becoming Enlightened to the Dark.  Were I shooting TightGroup today, I'd be shooting 160Gr Coated bullets from Scarlett.  Or Missouri Bullet Co.

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1 hour ago, Texas Jack Black said:

  Unique

  Red Dot

  Tite Group

  Clays

  Bulls Eye

 231

Accurate 9

Accurate 5

VV 320

Noble Sport B9, AO,BA9

Hi Skor 700x

T B  

And Black and all the subs

 I want to save some TB  and use up some of the others

 

Thank You

 

I've loaded the two Accurate powders for other purposes.  They are slower burning powders than I would choose for CAS.  You are fortunate to have your powder stash.  Supplies are still spotty and prices horrible.

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4.2 grains BE with 160 to 180 grain bullets is fine.  I use a 175 grain TC conventional lube myself - cheap and easy to make. 

I didn't like 4.0 grains TG - had to get to about 4.5 grains to suit me for consistent performance and cleaner cases.

 

GJ

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1 hour ago, Texas Jack Black said:

  Unique

  Red Dot

  Tite Group

  Clays

  Bulls Eye

 231

Accurate 9

Accurate 5

VV 320

Noble Sport B9, AO,BA9

Hi Skor 700x

T B  

And Black and all the subs

 I want to save some TB  and use up some of the others

 

Thank You

 

Try 5.5gn of WW231

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50 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Try 5.5gn of WW231

  Will do

 

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1 hour ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

4.2 grains BE with 160 to 180 grain bullets is fine.  I use a 175 grain TC conventional lube myself - cheap and easy to make. 

I didn't like 4.0 grains TG - had to get to about 4.5 grains to suit me for consistent performance and cleaner cases.

 

GJ

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1 hour ago, Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971 said:

I've loaded the two Accurate powders for other purposes.  They are slower burning powders than I would choose for CAS.  You are fortunate to have your powder stash.  Supplies are still spotty and prices horrible.

 Been shooting for over 50 years and always stay well supplied.

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With the 160 pill from Badman, I've been loading 3.4 grains of Clays set off by a WLP primer for years.  Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall, from WA to FL, TX to MI, not a whit of variance, shoots about the same.

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54 minutes ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

I don't believe it!  He has Unique, but Lumpy suggested 231!  :o :lol:

Because Unique is special right now. Best powder in the bunch. I'm saving mine just for my little girls shotshells.

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3 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

I don't believe it!  He has Unique, but Lumpy suggested 231!  :o :lol:

 And I have 19 pounds of Unique anyone use it in the cowboy 45 with a 160 pill

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35 minutes ago, Texas Jack Black said:

 And I have 19 pounds of Unique anyone use it in the cowboy 45 with a 160 pill

Look at .45acp load data.

I have always used 231 in my .45acp loads.

231 was developed especially for the .45 acp cartridge. 

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The C45S is almost identical to the 45 Autorim. Speer doesn't have a listing for a 160-grain bullet. But they list the minimum charge for Unique for a 200-grain bullet as 5.0 and the maximum as 5.5 grains. I would try the 5.0 and see how you like it.

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I've been using Win 244 (.38 Spec) but it has applications for .45 Auto.  I'd use it there if I was loading C45S.  Seems to be quite available.  You might look at it.

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