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#187167 - 12/07/17 11:42 AM New Blackhawk 45 Colt
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This was my first year of hunting exclusively with a handgun. I tried my SW 629 44 mag first. I didn't get a deer so, figuring I had to change something, I bought a CVA Scout .243. Still no deer.

Obviously, something had to change so I bought and used a TC Contender in 45 Colt. Still no luck. So, I tried a Contender 30-30. Still nada.

Well, the season is over now and I have been thinking about my failure and trying to learn lessons from it. After much contemplation I have suddenly realized my mistake.

I just ordered a new Blackhawk 4 4/5 45 Colt from Buds. I just know next year will be better. (I mean it couldn't just be that I am a lousy hunter could it?) I think this is called turning lemons into lemonade.

Any recommended loads?

I have H110, 2400, Bullseye and HP 38 on hand at the moment.

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#187171 - 12/07/17 01:01 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: spinsail]
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Those guns can all be great for whitetail hunting. Did you shoot at deer and didn't succeed, or did you not get a shot all season?

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#187172 - 12/07/17 01:18 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: Seminole Wind]
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Never saw one. I am just joking about how little excuse I need to buy a handgun.

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#187173 - 12/07/17 01:38 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: spinsail]
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I was once told that "need has nothing to do with the purchase of a new gun" and I've mad it my credo.

I found a load for 2400 under a 250 grain bullet that is not only potent but accurate. Don't have the load a t my fingertips but it was referred to as Taffin's load for the .45.

I've also loaded a lot of 296/110 with 300 grain XTPs that shot well.
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#187174 - 12/07/17 01:53 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: spinsail]
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Must read for new 45 Colt revolver owners:

The 45 Colt - Dissolving the Myth, Discovering the Potential

I like H110 for heavy loads and HS-6 for more pleasant shooting that still packs a punch.
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#187178 - 12/07/17 02:57 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: s4s4u]
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I think you have the right idea. Keep buying new guns till your luck changes. If your luck does change, keep buying them to guarantee your luck.

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#187179 - 12/07/17 03:38 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: N-Frame]
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I like the way y'all think.

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#187180 - 12/07/17 03:43 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: Seminole Wind]
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250 XTP, 19 gr. 2400, CCI 350's. Check accuracy vs CCI 300's. For the LARGE FRAME Blackhawks only, not the mid frame Flat Tops.

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#187185 - 12/07/17 08:25 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: 500WE]
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These loads work in my guns and were worked up too. They have proven safe in my gun, use at your own risk.

13.5gr of HS-6 has been good for 260/315gr cast projectiles.

A thumper is 350 cast over 22grs of H110
For 250xtp I like 26.5grs of H110.
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#187186 - 12/07/17 08:30 PM Re: New Blackhawk 45 Colt [Re: cottonstalk]
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At least your collection is growing, it"s been slow here too.

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