45 lc load data for hunting revolvers



45 lc load data for hunting revolvers

Postby grumpyvette » August 25th, 2013, 12:25 pm

be aware that theres a large variation in the strength of revolvers made that chamber 45lc, the RUGER and FREEDON ARMS revolvers tend to be significantly stronger than many of the others made by other manufacturers ,especially older colt or colt clones , and a 6"-7.5" barrel is REQUIRED to maximize velocity
the 45 lc has a larger expansion ratio and heavier bullets than a similar 44 mag, but its not designed to operate at the same pressure levels in MOST 45lc chambered revolvers, and if you want max performance get a revolver chambered in 454 cassul it will chamber and fire 45lc also
a 45lc can,t be safely loaded to 44 mag pressure levels, but it can still provide surprisingly good performance as the larger bore diam. has a larger expansion ratio and allows use of heavier bullets, this allows you to push the same weight bullets as a similar 44 mag revolver to greater velocity at similar pressure levels, now you can,t load to the same peak pressure but at lower pressure you get more effective use of that pressure, thus you can push a 250-300 grain bullet to lets say 1000 fps at a lower peak pressure than a 44 mag could

If you find a great double action smith & wesson N frame limit the pressures to the moderate range but these are top of the line and exceedingly accurate, a load like 11 grains of blue dot under a 250 grain cast bullet makes it a great personal defense option in skilled hands, and fully up to hunting deer and hogs out to at least 50 yards
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you don,t need a magnum or high velocity to be effective at hunting deer with a revolver ,the guy I hunt with now and have hunted with for the last 9 years has used that same 11.5 grains of blue dot in his ruger single action 45 LC revolver and this mold
casting 95% wheel weights and 5% tin bullets, hes use an older ruger
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/i ... 0004482050

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I can without reservations assure you its deadly on deer !
Ive personally seen him shoot 3 now and one dropped instantly two ran a short distance but every one dropped inside of 30 yards
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