.45 Colt Redhawk brotherhood and I'm adopting you as my official advisor on loading the .45 Colt. Uhhh....... this is an unpaid position you understand.
Went to the gun show in Palmer last week and a 4" Redhawk fell in my lap.
I've picked up some horrendously expensive ammo to run through it just to break it in, but i knew this is going to be a reloading proposition and have been planning and gathering accordingly.
Cheap crap like the Remington garbage is $50/box, Win. cowboy is in the $40s and Ultimax is about $40.
Anyways, I have a couple boxes of heavy hitters, one being Corbon and the other AK Backpacker, both with 335gr cast bullets. I think i probably will want to duplicate one these loads for serious work.......maybe drop down in bullet weight a little to 320-325.
For general use I'd like to go with a 250-260gn load in the 900/950-1000fps range.
Your powder and load recommendations please.
Also, are magnum primers required or recommended to light off loads with H110/W296 and Lil'Gun? I find there are conflicting opinions on the subject.
What about H4227?