Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#137383 - 11/01/13 11:32 AM Firelapping load for 45 colt
Scienceguy
enthusiast


Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 255
Loc: Central Arkansas

Offline
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.

Top
#137389 - 11/01/13 10:01 PM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: Scienceguy]
98Redline
addict


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 642
Loc: Eastern PA

Offline
Got a buddy who reloads? May me he could give you a scoop of W231 or Unique

Top
#137390 - 11/01/13 11:02 PM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: Scienceguy]
s4s4u
Shootist


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 9586
Loc: Northern MN

Offline
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.
_________________________
Rod, too.

Short cuts often lead to long recoveries.

Top
#137394 - 11/02/13 05:44 AM Re: Firelapping load for 45 colt [Re: s4s4u]
dhom
addict


Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 585

Offline
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.

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  jamesfromjersey, Gregg Richter, Gary 
Hop to:
 Portal Sidebar
Who's Online
4 registered (Gsj, Zee, FFguide, billa) and 67 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
9586
s4s4u
9216
Whitworth
8372
jamesfromjersey
7641
wapitirod
7327
TCTex.
6135
KRal
5055
Gary
4937
Ernie
4704
Tigger
4370
Dan B.
4204
pab1
3964
TN Lone Wolf
3936
Gregg Richter
3813
Franchise
3755
johnwilliams
  Member Hunts
Rocky Mountain Elk
Rocky Mountain Elk

Backpack Hunting
Backpack Hunting

   Access Requires Login

Generated in 0.034 seconds in which 0.008 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.




Copyright © 2000-2008
HandgunHunt.com, Inc.