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I got to think'n about your new .45Colt Redhawk & I don't think you have realized the true potential of that hunk o iron! That Redhawk will handle some Monster .45Colt loads! You can load rounds for it that are similar to .44mag. rounds. You should look into some .45Colt+P loads. This is a load I've used, I found it on handloads.com: 250gr. Hornady XTP, 23.6gr. H110, 1295fps. COL 1.597 out of a 5 1/2" Blackhawk. I think you'll like it, shoot some after dark you'll get about a 3' flame! :twisted:

Not to mention its a great hunting/home defense load.
 

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I've been looking around at different loads, and thinking about different uses like hunting, defense, etc, and think I did better than I thought. I wanted the 5.5" 44 magnum, but I think I'm glad I found the Colt instead. :D
 

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Yea thats why I love Rugers they'll handle bout anything you want to stuff in'm! I also love Copper Plated bullets, they are less expensive than jac. bullets & you don't have to worry about leading up your barrel. Most of the manufactures suggest keeping them under 1200fps. but that's still plenty for blast'n ammo. You load them using basicly same data as lead bullets.
 

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Who's got good deals on copper plated bullets? I'll have to look into that. I love the price of the lead, but I don't want to deal with fouling. :|
 

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I can only tell you who not to go to and that is National Bullet Company. They charge your credit card immediately and after three weeks I called and asked them where the order was and they gave me some song and dance about the plating company being backed up but they were expecting them in another two weeks. I cancelled the order and have since heard that others had similar experiences.

If you want to load them up then look for some gas checks or contact one of the casting companies that doesn't list them and see if they will add the gas checks. They are probably cheaper than the plated bullets and should work. I'm curious as to how the "smokeless" cast bullets from Meister work in 38/357.

This company has some GC's so they may be willing to do some up for the Colt if the qty is high enough:

http://www.moyerscastbullets.com/pricelist.html
 

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Thanks Terry. I'll have to look around a bit I guess. I don't think my local gun shop carries copper plated. I didn't see any. I'll have to take another look. They sell components for a pretty good price.
 

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I get mine from Cabelas or Sportsmans Whse. I've never ordered them online, but you might try Berry's Mfg., Rainier Ballistics or X-treme Bullets. I've never used a GC bullet because I've read some articles concerning the GCs coming off as the bullet leaves the bore & affecting accuracy. Of course there are different views on both sides of the argument but I figure why not just use the plated bullets & not worry about it. As far as price is concerned I bought a box of 500 230gr. .45acp bullets at Sportsmans Whse. for $69.99. I'm not sure how much lead bullets with GCs will be but I can't see them being much lower.
 

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Nice! I'll have to do a little online shopping. I still need to order brass from Starline. :D
 

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Looks like Berry's is the better deal. 200 bullets for $23. That's cheaper than my acp bullets I've been buying.
 

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I'm going to chew up the 500 lead ones I got first. 9.5 grains of unique should keep the leading down. :)
 
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