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#137383 - 11/01/13 11:32 AM Firelapping load for 45 colt
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I plan on fire lapping my Ruger 45 colt and am looking for a load.
The only handgun powders I have on hand are HS-6 and H-110. The kit should be here today and includes the soft lead bullets to use (Beartooth kit). I am going to guess the bullets will be in the 230-260 gr range. I am ruling out H-110 for use but is the any way I can down load HS-6 (500-700) fps for this? Website data shows this, would it be to fast of a load? Could I drop it down to 8.5gr?

250 GR. CAST LRNFP HS-6 9.0 787 7,800 CUP

I don't want to buy a pound of powder, only to use 80 total grains of it and have sit on my table forever.

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#137389 - 11/01/13 10:01 PM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: Scienceguy]
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Got a buddy who reloads? May me he could give you a scoop of W231 or Unique

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#137390 - 11/01/13 11:02 PM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: Scienceguy]
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I find HS-6 to be pretty forgiving. Depending on whose data, I see start loads a grain or more different. What I load for my daughter's 9 is well below Hodgdon's start but it functions perfectly in her P95. I will be testing it in an LC9 shortly.
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#137394 - 11/02/13 05:44 AM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: s4s4u]
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I have used 5.5 gr/Titegroup with a 255 gr cast. I don"t have a chrono but, I know the velocity is low and the cases come out pretty much dirty indicating very low pressure.

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