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45 long colt and herco powder
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: 45 long colt and herco powder Reply with quote

im looking for a herco powder 45 long colt pistol load. i have a new chrony but havent loaded pistol ammo yet ever. any suggestions on a starting load or max load.

astra 45 long colt

once fired winchester brass
herco powder
250 grain XTP bullets

im guessing about 7 grains to start and 9 grains max.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: 45 long colt and herco powder Reply with quote

Howdy Noslers # 3 manual has the following for 45 long colt.

HERCO
starting 7.1 grains. max 8.1 grains.
Thats with a 250gr hollow point Winchester brass and a rem 2 1/2 primer

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: 45 long colt and herco powder Reply with quote

thanks ever so much.

that tells me more than i knew to start.

ive reloaded shotgun shells for 10 years and 303 enfield shells about 6 months.

i have 10 pounds of herco powder i would like to use up in my pistol since i dont shotgun shoot as much any more.


1000 rounds per can of herco will really make me smell smoke for a long time.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: 45 long colt and Herco powder Reply with quote

Listed below is a page from the Alliant website at www.alliantpowder.com and these are maximum loads. Herco is listed as 9.0 grains for a 250 grain bullet. Speer reloading manuals have a bunch of .45 Colt loads using Herco powder. All the best...
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.45 Colt (start over with Pistols and Revolvers)
• 250L


7 Matching Recipes
Minimum OAL
(inches) Bbl Length Primer Powder Charge Weight
(grains) Velocity
(fps) Chamber Pressure
(psi) Print
1.550 7.3 Win WLP American Select 5.5 795 c.u.p.
13,000 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Bullseye 5.4 805 c.u.p.
11,800 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Red Dot 6.0 830 c.u.p.
12,000 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Unique 8.0 850 c.u.p.
11,800 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Green Dot 6.8 855 c.u.p.
12,300 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Blue Dot 11.5 890 c.u.p.
12,200 Print this recipe
1.550 7.3 Win WLP Herco 9.0 910 c.u.p.
12,600 Print this recipe

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