I use a 200 gr LRNFP Bullet while shooting Cowboy Action.
For hunting or serious shooting I'd like to use the same bullet with Unique. I'm thinking about 8.3 gr of Unique should give me about 900 FPS.
Any of ya ever use a similar load?
I use the LRNFP in 200 and 255 grain. Use 9 grs Unique for the 200 and 8 grs Unique for the 250. As far as hunting goes, I use as 300 grain hollow point with Unique. These are all 45LC. Both handguns are Rugers. Rifle is Rossi mod 92 with 24" octagon barrel. Don't know FPS as I don't own a chrono yet. Good luck, Bob
If I were thinking of hunting with a .45lc,I would be using a Ruger or the equivalent.The light bullets might be ok if they are pushed above 1200fps.I would however be using 250gr or such.If using a revolver strong enough to take pressures strong enough to make a .45lc viable for hunting deer or such,I would load 250,s to at least 1100fps. This will give the game a better chance to die a clean and merciful death,and you a better chance to take home what you shot at. sam.
I don't load much anymore for the .45 Colt but always used Unique with the 255 gr. Lyman 454190 Bullet. Elmer Keith used that bullet with 40 grains of black powder for a lot of his hunting. That was the bullet that was used when the SAA was introduced in 1873 and still going strong.
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