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    Great caliber, great history. Thank you both for sharing something that I know very little about.

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    Flyer .

    Some tidbits amassed from many forums and probably weeks of reading over the last 30 years .
    The 45 Colts most likely was saddled with Long Colts because it was commonly used to separate it from the shorter 45 S&W "Schofield" . Briefly something like 1887-89' the Army also had a cartridge intended to cure the supply chain difficulty of the 45 S&W's larger rim dia in the SAA Colts . It was the correct length for the S&W Schofield pistol with the smaller dia rim for the SAA Colts and allowed enough purchase for the ejector to function in the S&W. It was effectively a Short Colts .
    Most users wanted the Longer Colts cartridge .
    So in the company of CASS &SASS as well as collectors you'll get beat up if you call it a 45 Long Colts . It doesn't end there though they will also argue about the Colts vs Colt's vs Colt . In my mind since Mom's 1917 Colts built on a 1905 frame is plainly marked Colts manufacturing I would have to draw the conclusion that Sam Colt wanted it to be Colts' possession plural not Colt's possession singular . This is made more likely by the lingering proper English and the common teaching of Latin in Highschool . It then became just Colts plural as the ' was dropped because print cost per letter or character . That happened long before the 1873 SAA probably closer to 1848 .

    Now I've shared my otherwise useless information .


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    I did a little playing around recently with my Super Blackhawk 45 Colt. I have a mess of Xtreme 255gr FN plated bullets I got from Wes. 8.6 Gr of unique with those Xtremes is a beautiful combination out of that Ruger.


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    when u said light loads my thinking was my cowboy action loads. Ya'lls def. of light is a bit different than mine.
    200 grain cast bullet over about 6 grains Trail Boss...sadly gone for now.....you can go to 5.5 but it sux, 6 grains ignites better,and I like that I can see them large grains in that large case while setting the bullet in place.

    ..most of u won't like this load it smokes the cases but...it's light !!
    mike cox


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    Quote Originally Posted by throckmorton View Post
    when u said light loads my thinking was my cowboy action loads. Ya'lls def. of light is a bit different than mine.
    200 grain cast bullet over about 6 grains Trail Boss...sadly gone for now.....you can go to 5.5 but it sux, 6 grains ignites better,and I like that I can see them large grains in that large case while setting the bullet in place.

    ..most of u won't like this load it smokes the cases but...it's light !!
    mike cox
    My 5.5gr trailboss with 250gr cast load is right on par with your favorite cowboy load


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    Not really Colts I've been dabbling in 45 S&W . 5.5 Unique or 6 Herco under a 451-228 NEI SWC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harter View Post
    Not really Colts I've been dabbling in 45 S&W . 5.5 Unique or 6 Herco under a 451-228 NEI SWC.
    I wish I still had my Herco, I really like that powder


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