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    Anybody read the bit on loading the 45 colt in the Redhawk?
    WOW........those are some smoking 45 colt loads.......27gr H-110........325gr cast.......
    I'm going to try some of the Power Pro 300-MP loads.
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    That must be for a five-shot cylinder? That load is more than max for casull with a 325 gr cast from Hodgdon data!
    I think that would be too much recoil for me, plus I don't have a five-shot 45.

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    Wow me and one of my buds have worked up to 24grs of H110 w/ 335gr cast Gas-checked boolit and they aren't comfortable to whang away with. 27 grains sounds a bit spooky.

    I've been interested in Power Pro 300MP too for .45 Colt, but the last article I saw didn't have any .45 Colt data. Definitely be looking for this issue to make it's way down here.
    Now what ?

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    I'll pass, thats got to be over 60.000psi in the short case.
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    I picked up 3 1# cans of Power Pro; I'll have to work up some loads. I tried some a year or so ago and didn't see much difference between it and H110, Lil'gun etc.

    Check out these .45 loads by John Linebaugh: http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=12 Note he even shoots the heavy ones in his S&W!


    Quote Originally Posted by stevelyn View Post
    Wow me and one of my buds have worked up to 24grs of H110 w/ 335gr cast Gas-checked boolit and they aren't comfortable to whang away with. 27 grains sounds a bit spooky.

    I've been interested in Power Pro 300MP too for .45 Colt, but the last article I saw didn't have any .45 Colt data. Definitely be looking for this issue to make it's way down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    I'll pass, thats got to be over 60.000psi in the short case.
    I ordered the back issues mention in the article.

    The 27 gr H-110 load is listed at 50,000psi .

    Way too warm for me, I'd just use my casull.
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    The redhawk is a very strong gun, and those loads have been tested.

    That said, the redhawk grip is IMHO painful with 300 gr 1200-1300 fps loads, and I just can't see brutalizing the web of my hand with those loads out of redhawk. The super redhawk 454 isn't much better in that regard, fast 45 loads simply sting more then jumping up in bullet dia and weight to gain terminal performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvfinak View Post
    I picked up 3 1# cans of Power Pro; I'll have to work up some loads. I tried some a year or so ago and didn't see much difference between it and H110, Lil'gun etc.

    Check out these .45 loads by John Linebaugh: http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=12 Note he even shoots the heavy ones in his S&W!

    Thanks. I actually have a printed copy of that and other Linebaugh articles in a dedicated .45 Colt binder I put together.
    Now what ?

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