Forums | Stopping Power | Articles |
All | Accurate Arms | Alliant | Guests | Hodgdon | Vihtavuori | Winchester | Taffin Tests | New Loads | Calibers in list format
All Load Data
Handgun  
Rifle
Sort by: Powder  Velocity Set alternate row color
128 Handloads
45 Colt +P, all bullet weights
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
155gr LSWC 20.0 grHS6 1,694 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.0 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

155gr LSWC 14.0 grHP38 1,626 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 12.6 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

155gr LSWC 15.0 grUnique 1,610 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 13.5 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 29,400 CUP

185gr JHP 20.5 grHS7 1,554 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.5 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

185gr JHP 18.0 grHS6 1,514 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 16.2 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 29,400 CUP

185gr JHP 13.5 grUnique 1,418 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 12.2 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 28,200 CUP

185gr JHP 14.0 grHerco 1,327 fps1.6" CCI LP guest
High pressure .45 Colt Load work up carefully and use only in a Ruger Blackhawk or a firearm of equivalant strength.

200gr JTC 29.0 grH4227 1,488 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 26.1 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 27,600 CUP

200gr JTC 19.5 grHS7 1,442 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 17.6 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 29,400 CUP

200gr JTC 13.0 grUnique 1,349 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 11.7 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 29,000 CUP

200gr LSWC 10.0 grTitegroup 1,180 fps1.6" CCI LP guest
very nice round with little kick -- used this load to teach daughter how to shoot pistol.

205gr LRN 22.0 grsurpls. wc820 Unknownstd" Win LP guest
a fast accurate light recoil load estimate @1300fps plus used in a ruger super redhawk w/ 7 1/2"barrel. by. b german

225gr HP 24.0 grh 110 Unknown LP guest
 

225gr JHP 15.0 grBlue Dot 1,290 fps CCI LP guest
Fairly hot 45 colt load that I shoot in a Ruger Super blackhawk in 454 Casull. Very accurate and devistating hit.

240gr Sierra 22.0 grN110 1,300 fps1.580" CCI350 guest
Full power with no signs of over-pressure. Should make a great hunting load.

240gr JHP 28.0 grH110 1,532 fps1.6" WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 25.2 gr
Hodgdon 2006 Annual
7.25 in barrel

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

240gr JHP 27.8 grLil’Gun 1,489 fps1.6" WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 25.0 gr
Hodgdon 2006 Annual
7.25 in barrel

Pressure: 29,200 CUP

250gr LRN 9.0 grWinchester 231 1,070 fps1.600" CCI LP guest
Ruger Bisley 7.5"

250gr LRN 10.0 grWinchester 231 1,165 fps1.600" CCI LP guest
Ruger Bisley 7.5"

250gr XTP 9.7 grunique Unknowncrimp" Fed LP guest
GOOD G/P LOAD AND ACCURATE

250gr JHP 11.5 grunique Unknown CCI LP guest
Ruger Blackhawk 4 & 5/8th bbl.

250gr XTP 23.6 grH-110 Unknown CCI LPM guest
Good, stiff load. Work up carefully, but this is well below what Linebaugh lists as maximum with this bullet. Crimp heavily.

250gr XTP 23.6 grH-110 1,295 fps1.597" CCI LPM guest
Work up to carefully in Ruger class guns only. I used Winchester cases. Velocity is from a 5 1/2" Blackhawk.

250gr XTP 24.6 grH4227 1,343 fps1.600" Win LP guest
This is max load in Modern Reloading by Richard Lee. I fired this in my Redhawk and in my Marlin 1894 Cowboy rifle. The Redhawk handled it with no problems and when used in the rifle it virtually shredded a cardboard box at 30 yards. This load is very accurate and powerful.

250gr XTP 20.0 grH4227 1,120 fps1.600" Win LP guest
This is min. load as per Richard Lee’s Modern Reloading, 2nd edition. My Redhawk handled it easily and the recoil was mild.

250gr XTP 26.5 grH110 1,455 fps1.6" WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 23.9 gr
7.25 in barrel

Pressure: 29,800 CUP

250gr XTP 17.8 grAA #9 1,300 fps1.585" WLP Hornady
Suggested starting load: 16.0 gr
Velocity from a 10in Contender.

250gr LRN 24.0 grlilgun Unknown CCI LPM guest
only shoot in modern .45 cal. pistols.

250gr XTP 25.5 grLIL’GUN 1,293 fps1.6" CCI LPM guest
Velocity of this load is from 4&5/8" Ruger Blackhawk. It is the maximum load listed in the Hodgdon Annual Manual for the Hornady 250 grain HP/XTP and Lil’Gun propellant. Pressures are in the 30,000 CUP range, so work-up to it in a measured manner and only in strong-framed, heavy-cylinder revolvers capable of handling +P .45 Long Colt loads in the 25,000 to 32,000 CUP range. At this velocity level, the Hornady 250 grain HP/XTP opens to impressive diameters. Fired into wet-newsprint, expansion was between .75 and .80 caliber. Weight retention was above 90 percent, also. This is likely a fine general purpose .45 Colt +P handload, fine for whitetail and similar-size game.

250gr XTP 21.5 gr#2400 1,233 fps1.6" CCI LPM guest
Borrowed this load from John Taffin of American Handgunner. The velocity I’ve posted is from a short 4&5/8" Ruger Blackhawk. Expect higher velocities from longer barreled Long Colts, obviously. According to Taffin, this load "kills deer quick."

250gr XTP 26.5 grH110 1,266 fps1.6" CCI LPM guest
Avg. velocity derived from Ruger Blackhawk w/ 4&5/8" bbl. As with loads using Hornady 250 grain HP/XTP I’ve posted, air temps were in the lower 80s during chronographing. Also, as with the other loads I’ve listed for this bullet in the .45 Long Colt, they are maximum and should be worked up to cautiously and in strong, heavy-framed guns only.

250gr XTP 24.0 grLil gun 1,250 fps1.6" CCI LPM guest
Nice BEAR load -- had to buy Pacmyer grips for pistor -- very good hunting load.

250gr LRN 9.0 grwinchester 231 1,225 fps Win LP guest
 

250gr JHP 20.3 grLil Gun 1,187 fps1.575" CCI LPM guest
My Illinios whitetail load.Easy extraction from My Ruger Bisley-cases often fall out on their own without ejector rod help.

250gr LSWC 9.6 grWW 231 1,056 fps Win LP guest
Good consistent load fired from a Ruger Single Six with a 4 5/8" barrel. Extreme velocity spread was 28 fps with an energy of 619.9 lbs/ft

Admin Note: Max Hodgdon load for standard 45 Colt loads is 7.3gr with a 250gr XTP. This is probably a 20,000 CUP load.

255gr LSWC 13.5 grBlue Dot 1,000 fps WLP Admin
This is my favorite load in my S&W 25-7. Stronger than todays factory 45 Colt loads but easily within what the S&W can handle.

255gr RNFP 13.3 grADI AP100 1,430 fps1.555" WIN L/P guest
 

255gr LSWC 14.1 grHodgdon HS-7 1,086 fps Win LP guest
Bullet was Oregon Trail. Velocity is mean of 30 round string fired from a S&W 25-5 6". Original data came from Lyman #47. Stiff but controllable load.

255gr LSWC 11.1 grAA#5 901 fps Win LP guest
I loaded and fired hundreds of these based on load data from a now forgotten source. The load is stiff but controlable. Velocity is average of 30 rounds fired from a S&W M25-5 6". Very consistant load.

255gr LSWC 26.2 grH-110 1,390 fps1.595" CCI LPM guest
Work up to carefully in Ruger class guns only. Bullet is hard cast, and I used Starline cases. Velocity is from a 5 1/2" Blackhawk.

255gr LFP 22.0 grHodgdon Lil’Gun Unknown1.59" Win LP guest
Great strong load for RUGER only. No signs of high pressure. Accurate: 1 1/2" @ 25 yards. Gun used: Redhawk 5 1/2". Temperature: 90F

255gr LSWC 11.0 gruniversal clays 1,200 fps Win LP guest
ruger blackhawk 5 1/2"

255gr LSWC 20.0 gr2400 1,115 fps Win LP guest
As strong of a .45 Colt load as I want. Accurate in 5.5" Blackhawk, very managable. Regular primers, NOT magnum. Needs a good crimp.

255gr LSWC-HP 20.0 gr2400 Unknown Win LPM guest
Not to be used in Colt SAA, or clones. Ruger Blackhawk / Vaquero, Redhawk, & Freedom Arms only.

255gr LSWC 18.0 gr2400 1,100 fps1.595" Fed LP guest
This is the load my Ruger RedHawk 5.5 barrel,liked accuracy wise, starting load of 16 gr-19 gr. behind Trueshot bullets. Best Group averaged 2 inches at 25 yards...Recoil is pronounced , but not intolerable...It becomes my Texas Hawg Load....Elmer Keith, Six Guns and Loads is where I obtained the initial Idea......Don

255gr LSWC 10.0 grUniversal 1,100 fps Win LP guest
Ruger Blackhawk 5.5". Dry Creek Bullet Works 255 gr SWC Keith, sized .452. 20 yards offhand 5-shot grp avg 0.55". Starline brass. Velocity over Shooting Chrony, SD 19.

255gr LRN 20.0 grsurpls.wc820 1,340 fpsstd" Win LP guest
good all around load used for target practice enjoyable to shoot and accurate in my ruger super redhawk 454 start at 19 and +p at 21gr. use accurate no.9 as a guide by b.german

260gr JHP 25.5 grH4227 1,340 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 23.0 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

260gr JHP 17.0 grHS7 1,289 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 15.3 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 29,000 CUP

260gr JHP 11.5 grUnique 1,116 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 10.4 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 28,800 CUP

260gr JHP 13.5 grBlue Dot 1,115 fps1.590" WLP guest
+P Load for Ruger Blackhawk, etc... NOT for SAA Colts and clones. Also works well with Hdy 250 XTP and Ranier 250 for practice/medium game

Email author: rlw 
See all of rlw's loads 
260gr JHP 24.5 grH110 1,175 fps1.660" CCI LPM guest
The bullet is the Nosler Partion-hg. only data I found was for the .454 cassull I worked up to this load. no pressure signs recoil is very managable in my 4 5/8 blackhawk,also goes 1675 fps from a carbine

260gr JHP 19.0 gr2400 Unknown CCI LP guest
 

265gr Cast Per 24.0 grW296/H110 1,275 fps1.600" WLP guest
Potent handload for medium/large game using Cast Performance 265 Cast w/gas check. DO NOT use in SAA Colt or clones. For Ruger & heavy duty, large frame 45s.

Email author: rlw 
See all of rlw's loads 
265gr LFP 25.0 grH110 1,358 fps1.600" CCI LPM guest
This load was developed with the Cast Performance 265gr WFNGC bullet. Recoil is easily manageable. This is from a 7.5" Bisley.

265gr LFP 26.0 grH110 1,416 fps1.600" CCI LPM guest
This load uses the 265gr WFNGC from Cast performance. Recoil is tolerable.

265gr LFP 27.0 grH110 1,475 fps1.600" CCI LPM guest
This load uses the 265gr WFNGC from Cast Performance. A VERY nice, but stout load. Only 9 fps variation over 5 shots. This is the pressures where this powder excels and becomes very stable ~ 30,000 CUP. This load will bag anything in the lower 48 with authority. Work up to this level slowly, and do not exceed this velocity. It’s on the upper fringe of chamber pressure for this cartidge when used in Rugers or equivalent.

265gr LBT-WFN 21.0 grLilGun 1,259 fps Fed LP guest
Hodgdon 2006 manual used as reference. Gun: Ruger Vaquero 4 5/8" barrel, spread 27 FPS.

270gr LSWC 24.0 grH110 1,100 fps1.645" Win LP Admin
This was loaded using Leadheadís new 270gr Keith LSWC. The load was very accurate in my 5.5" Bisley, Leadhead reports groups under 1" in some guns with this load. Itís stout but easy to shoot in the Rugers.

270gr LSWC 21.0 grIMR 4227 Unknown Win LP guest
Using Leadheads Keith Bullet. Accuracy is the best of any load I have tried yet. Sorry I haven’t checked velocity yet but I imagine in the 1100 range.

270gr LSWC 10.2 grUnique 1,130 fps1.645" Win LP guest
Leadheads 270 gr. Keith bullet (.453 dia). Std. Dev. = 12...Clement’s custom .45 Bisley conversion w/ 5 1/2" barrel. Moderate recoil.

275gr LSWC 24.4 grH-110 1,270 fps1.634" CCI LPM guest
Work up to carefully in Ruger-class guns only! This load uses the cast 275 gr Keith-style SWC from Dry Creek Bullet Works. I used Starline cases. The velocity reading is out of a 5 1/2" Blackhawk. Crimp very heavily!

285gr LSWC 22.0 grwc820 1,260 fps Fed LPM guest
surplus powders vary, work up.ruger 51/2" blackhawk(+p data)270 gr.RCBS SAA mould, starline brass, below other listed data

285gr LSWC 10.0 grUnique 1,030 fps1.660" Win LP guest
RCBS 270SAA mold. Wheel weights and homemade lube (85%Beeswax, 15%moly grease). Very accurate in my Ruger Super Blackhawk. 25 yard groups at 1.25 to 2.0 inches. Velocity spread 15fps max. I’ve used hardened (heat treated) and unhardened and get very little leading with either. By that I mean that you can shoot a 50 round box without worrying about cleaning

300gr LSWC 22.5 grH4227 1,164 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 20.3 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

300gr LSWC 23.0 grH110 1,330 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 20.7 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

300gr JSP 19.5 gr2400 1,166 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 17.6 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

300gr LTC 19.5 gr2400 1,166 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 17.6 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

300gr JHP/XTP 20.5 grIMR4227 1,300 fpsUNKN" Win Magnum guest
I handload this cartridge for my custom extra heavy barrel .45 Colt T/C Enchore pistol. I custom ordered this barrel after personally speaking to the barrel smith and telling him the load I would be shooting in it. PLEASE Dont use this load in any pistol that is not made for extra heavy loads *these are very HOT loads* use exstream caution!!

300gr LFP 23.0 grH-110 1,100 fps1.60" Win LP guest
stout recoil- will handle most anything from boar to buffalo.

300gr JHP 20.5 grW-W 296 1,125 fps Win LP guest
 

300gr XTP 22.9 grh110 Unknown Win LPM guest
Shooting 5 1/2" Ruger bisley stainless. Gives good accuracy of 2" at 25 yds. Havenít used hunting yet but hits 6in. blocks of wood very hard.

300gr XTP 18.5 grWinchester 296 1,050 fps Win LP guest
Heavy recoiling load for the .45 Colt. On the low end of powder but still a hard hitter. Used for bear hunting with a handgun. Reference Hornady load manual. FOR RUGER AND T/C ONLY.

300gr XTP 20.0 gr296 1,125 fps1.640" CCI LPM guest
I use the xtp magnum in the the 300 gr, this bullet penitrated over 4 1/2 inches of old black locust hard wood. The overall dia. of the bullet was .796 inches after I dig it from the tree stump. Held together and I will be using it on a wild pig in march 2004.

300gr XTP 22.2 grH-110 1,270 fps1.594" CCI LPM guest
Work up to carefully in Ruger class guns only. I used Winchester cases. Velocity is from a 5 1/2" Blackhawk.

300gr LBT-LFN 18.0 grAccurate #9 Unknown Win LP guest
I have loaded and fired the .45 Colt using new Hornady brass with up to 18.0 grains of Accurate #9 using Colorado hard cast 300 grain FP BB bullets. I want to emphasize that I am shooting a Ruger Blackhawk and not a SAA replica revolver or old model .45 Colt. I also do not recommend loading the .45 Colt to this level. The only problem I’ve had (so far) using 18 grains of Acc. #9 is case bulge. I think that this load is probably as far as you would want to go with the .45 Colt maybe too far. I backed off to around 16.5 grains of Acc. #9 and have not had any problems other than slight case bulge. It is fairly accurate and manageable to shoot. I only use new brass for these heavy loads and once I have fired them I will only use brass for significantly lighter loads. This info. is not intended for use just reference. If you use it it’s at your own risk. Is there anyone loading the .45 Colt to these levels and would you mind contacting me and sharing your information. Thank You, Brian

300gr XTP 19.5 grw296 1,100 fps1.580" Win LP guest
 

300gr LSWC 21.0 grwin 296 Unknown Win LPM guest
 

300gr LFP 18.0 grVV-N110 1,100 fps40,2m" Fed LP guest
By comparing data from differen pwder manufacturers and looking at "relative burning rate" charts, and using a chronograph to check my loads, i was able to use this powder.start at 17 grs. velocity in 7,5" ruger bisley. for tc/ruger only.

300gr JSP 23.5 grH110 Unknown Win LP guest
I use this load in my Ruger Blackhawk for silhouet and hunting,heavy recoil,this is I think a max load for this gun and caliber,if you want something heavier use a 454 Casul

300gr JSP 21.5 grH110 Unknown CCI LPM guest
good all around hunting load, deer, boar, etc. i use it in a 4 5/8 blackhawk. recoil is stout.

300gr JSP 9.5 grunique 950 fps CCI LP guest
for blackhawk, nice midrange load.

300 gr LFP 22.4 grH-110 1,310 fps1.600" CCI LPM guest
extreme spread was only 12 fps. for 12 rds.enegry is 1143 ft.lbs. Very accurate should be good for any north americian game.Laser-cast bullets

300gr LBT-LFN 18.0 grli’gun 1,123 fps Win LP guest
Good shooting and very small groups.

310gr LBT 23.0 grH110 1,140 fps1.70" WLP Admin
Loaded with Leadhead’s Bullets 310gr plain base LBT. Not a max load in my Ruger Blackhawk.

310gr LBT 9.0 grUnique 962 fps1.70" WLP Admin
Nice lower velocity load. Shots well in both my Blackhawk and Smith M25-7. Not a high pressure load but I don’t think it would be a good idea to try shooting it in a SAA.

310gr LFN 22.0 grLilíGun 1,268 fps1.716" WLP Admin
Fired from a 7.5" Blackhawk, temp was 40 deg F. Std Dev of this load was 25.4 fps, for this powder and caliber not very consistant. Below average accuracy in my Blackhawk as well.

310gr LFN 24.0 grLilíGun 1,331 fps1.716" WLP Admin
Fired from a 7.5" Blackhawk, temp was 40 deg F. Max Load going to 25.0gr actually had a slightly lower average velocity, one sign that this gun/bullet/powder combo is at itís limit.

310gr LBT-LFN 25.0 grH110 1,230 fps1.700" CCI LPM guest
The load shows no excessive pressure signs, IN MY GUN. Work up to it starting at around 21 grains. DO NOT use this charge with other bullets, as the seated 310 grain LBT-LFN offers more case capacity than most other designs. At this velocity, Long Colt fans have a serious level of punch, enough for heavy-boned North American game. The velocity shown is from my short 4&4/8 Ruger Blackhawk. Recoil and muzzle blast are impressive!

310gr LBT-LFN 21.7 grH 110 Unknown Fed LP guest
Very accurate out of a Linebaugh tuned six shot Ruger Bisley. One shot stops on large feral hogs and white tail deer.

310gr LBT-LFN 20.0 grLIL’GUN 1,181 fps1.700" CCI LPM guest
This is a fine load for a deep penetrating hunting load. Twenty grains even of Hodgdon’s LIL’GUN offered 1181 f.p.s. for six shots fired from my Ruger Blackhawk 4&5/8" packin’ pistol (80 degrees air temperature). You can crawl up to approximately 21 grains for around the 30,000 CUP mark. Hodgdon’s 2004 Annual Manual list 20.5 grains LG as max. w/ the 325gr. LBT bullet. Listed as the ceiling for the 335gr. LBT is 20 grains of LIL’GUN. Simple math, then, suggest our maximum with the 310 grainer is at about 21 grains of LIL’GUN. Velocities right-at the 1200 f.p.s. mark from a .45 Long Colt with a short tube is serious business, so I’m not inclined to go higher here than 20 grains (Note: Mike Venturino has substantiated the legitimacy of this "Long" Colt "blasphemy" in Rifles Handloader V40, N2, ".45 Colt Variations"). The light charge adds some level of a margin for safety when using a progressive loader, anyhow. To boot, it’s a tad easier on the revolver, brass and shooter, without giving up anything real in the hunting fields. The same 20 grains LIL’GUN powder charge is also excellent with the Hornady 300 grain XTP-HP seated to its lower crimping groove. Propelled by this charge, the Hornady 300 grain slug expands beautifully in the wet newsprint test I’ve run. Between the two loads, you’ve probably got most of what you’d need from a .45 Long Colt in the field -- a very deep penetrating bone crusher and a softer expanding round for medium game such as whitetail. Starline brass and CCI350 primers used throughout. James J. Gibson of Oklahoma

310gr LSWC 20.0 grLilGun 1,205 fps Fed LP guest
Hodgdon 2006 manual used as reference: Gun: Old model Ruger Vaquero 4 5/8" barrel spread 18 FPS.

310gr LBT-WFN 23.5 grW296 1,328 fps1.700" CCI LPM guest
310 gr. LBT-WFN from Leadheads. Heavy crimp w/ Lee Factory Crimp Die. Originally tested with Winchester WLP primers but had difficulty with consistency...standard deviation would stay around 30. Once I switched to CCI 350 (LPM) primers this load settled down to a consistent standard deviation of 8 and accuracy is very good. It seems that the W296/H110 powder needs a relatively full case and magnum primers to work well. I’m probably pushing pretty close to 32,000 CUP so I consider this a max load in my gun (Clements Custom .45 Bisley Conversion w/ 5 1/2" barrel).

310gr LBT-WFN 23.0 grW296 1,313 fps1.700" CCI LPM guest
Using Leadheads’ 310 gr. LBT-WFN (.452"). Std. Deviation is 11 and accuracy is good in my Clements Custom .45 Bisley Conversion w/ 5 1/2" barrel. Heavy crimp. Stout recoil. Very consistent round once I switched from WLP to CCI 350 magnum primers. Pressure is estimated at 30,000 CUP in my gun (nearly a max load).

320gr LSWC 19.0 grLil Gun 1,225 fps Win LP guest
Ruger Blackhawk 7.5" stainless. This is the same Dry Creek Bullet Works SWC Keith as listed by some others 325 grains - my lot cast closer to 320 grains. Starline nickel brass. 50 yard 5-shot rested group 3.2". Velocity over Shooting Chrony, SD 8.

323gr LBT-LFN 20.0 grVihtavuori N110 1,309 fps1.65" Fed LPM guest
The bullet used in this load is made by a Finnish manufacturer,Gunhill.It is a superhardcast with gascheck.Velocity is from 5.5in Ruger Bisley.Great site you have!(Max from finland)

325gr nei swc 18.5 grVV N110 1,240 fps WLP guest
Ruger Blackhawk/Redhawk, Dan Wesson, Colt Anaconda, Casull only. Powerfull load, enough to hunt any game in North America.

325gr nei swc 21.3 grH110 1,145 fps WLP guest
Another for Rugers, Dan Wessons, Anacondas and Casulls. Do not use this in S&W or Colt SAA revolvers.

325gr LTC 19.0 gr2400 1,122 fps WLP Alliant
Suggested starting load: 17.1 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 27,700 CUP

325gr LFN 23.0 grH4227 1,189 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 20.7 gr
For use in Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 28,000 CUP

325gr LFN 24.0 grH110 1,266 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 21.6 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 27,400

325gr LFN 20.5 grLil Gun 1,235 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.5 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 29,700

325gr LFP 22.5 grH110 Unknown1.665" Win LP guest
LBT design. Good heavy hunting load for animals with teeth and tusks.

325gr LSWC 21.5 grH110 1,150 fps1.667" WLP Admin
Dry Creek Bullet Works DC-45-320-K Keith bullet, seated to the crimp groove. Velocity was measured from a 5.5" Bisley

325gr LSWC 21.5 grLil’Gun 1,261 fps1.682" WLP Admin
Dry Creek Bullet Works 325gr Keith, velocity is from a 5.5" Bisley at 40 deg F.

325gr LSWC 22.5 grLil’Gun 1,317 fps1.682" WLP Admin
Dry Creek Bullet Works 325gr Keith, velocity is from a 5.5" Bisley at 40 deg F. Max Load. Primers were showing signs of flatteing and going up another 1/2 grain to 23.0 caused sticky extraction on all chambers. 22.5gr was extremely consistant at only 7.0 fps standard devation and quite accurate. Recoil is of course on the stout side.

325gr LSWC 23.5 grH110 1,260 fps1.682" WLP Admin
This load is using Dry Creeks 325gr Keith, fired from a 5.5" Ruger Bisley

335gr WLN 19.2 grLil gun 1,130 fps 155 guest
 

335gr WLN GC 22.5 grH4227 1,155 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 20.3 gr
For Ruger class firearms only, compressed load.

Pressure: 28,300

335gr WLN GC 23.5 grH110 1,240 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 21.2 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 28,000

335gr WLN GC 20.0 grLil Gun 1,206 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.0 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 29,600 CUP

335gr LBT-WFN 22.9 grH-110 1,240 fps CCI LPM guest
This load uses the excellent bullet from Cast Performance. I used Starline cases and crimped them heavily. I started with 21.5 grains and worked up. Use only in Ruger-class guns! Recoil is heavy but not totally unpleasant. This load shoots very well in my Ruger single-actions.

335gr LBT-WFN 22.9 grH-110 1,240 fps1.665" CCI LPM guest
Work up to carefully in Ruger class guns only. This load uses the Cast Performance bullet in Starline cases. Crimp very heavily! Velocity is from a 5 1/2" Blackhawk.

340gr LTC 22.0 grH110 1,200 fps1.65" WLP Admin
This load is great in modern extra strong 45 Colts like the Rugers. The long bullet stabilizes well for long range shooting.

340gr LFP 21.5 grH110 1,131 fps1.748" WLP Admin
Very good bullet from Dry Creek Bullet Works for deep penetration. This design has an extremely long nose, so long that seated to the crimp groove itís to long for the S&W chamber. No pressure signs with this load in the Ruger, I'm sure there's room for more velocity if this load isn't heavy enough for you. Velocity is from a 7.5" Blackhawk.

340gr LFP 23.5 grH110 1,160 fps1.748" WLP Admin
Dry Creek Bullet Works LFP, temp was 43 deg F. None of the traditional pressure signs were visible with this load and it was very accurate and consistant.

340gr LFP 9.0 grUnique 880 fps1.748" WLP Admin
A nice light recoil load for this heavy bullet. Velocity is from a 7.5" Blackhawk.

340gr LFP 22.0 grLil’Gun 1,263 fps1.748" WLP Admin
Max Load Fired in my 5.5" Bisley this load demonstrated slightly sticky extraction. It is a very accurate long range load.

340gr LFP 20.0 grLil’Gun 1,174 fps1.748" WLP Admin
Nice easy shooting load, or as easy as a heavy bullet 45 Colt hunting load gets. Velocity is from a 5.5" Bisley, temp was 43 deg F.

350gr JSP 20.5 grH110 1,061 fps WLP Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.5 gr
From the Hodgdon Manual #26

Pressure: 30,000 CUP

350gr LSWC 19.5 grH110 1,079 fps1.705" WLP Admin
Velocity is from a 5.5" Bisley, bullet is a faithfull Keith design from Dry Creek Bullet Works.

350gr LSWC 22.0 grH110 1,246 fps1.705" WLP Admin
Absolute max load! Velocity is from a 5.5" Bisley, some cases had sticky extraction with this load - approach with caution, start low and work up slowly. The bullet is a faithfull Keith design from Dry Creek Bullet Works.

350gr LSWC 16.0 grLil’Gun 1,055 fps1.705" WLP Admin
Velocity from a 5.5" Bisley. Very consistant load and easy to shoot. Keith style bullet from Dry Creek Bullet Works.

350gr LSWC 19.0 grLil’Gun 1,204 fps1.705" WLP Admin
This is a max load Velocity from a 5.5" Bisley. Bullet is from Dry Creek Bullet Works, great heavy Keith style LSWC.

360gr WLN GC 22.0 grH4227 1,167 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 19.8 gr
For Ruger class firearms only, compressed charge.

Pressure: 29,800 CUP

360gr WLN GC 21.0 grH110 1,151 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 18.9 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 28,300 CUP

360gr WLN GC 18.0 grLil Gun 1,131 fps1.680"  Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 16.2 gr
For Ruger class firearms only

Pressure: 29,700 CUP

400gr Cast 18.0 grH110 1,100 fps WLP guest
 

Users assume all risk, responsibility and liability whatsoever for any and all injuries (including death), losses or damages to persons or property (including consequential damages), arising from the use of any data, whether or not occasioned by publisher's negligence or based on strict liability or principles of indemnity or contribution. Handloads.Com neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it any liability in connection with the use of any data.

It took 0.12 seconds to build this page


Questions or comments? | Donate to Handloads.Com | Site Map
Copyright © 2000-2008