.45 Colt Loads

Switching to the .45 Colt and sizing my cast bullets to .454" also resulted in excellent accuracy, just a shade above that encountered from the .44 Special. One of my all time favorite Single Action Army level heavy loads is the Lyman #454424 Keith bullet over 20.0 grains of H4227 for right at 1,000 fps. This load groups in 13/8". Switching to Oregon Trail Laser Cast bullets for the .45 results in their 250-gr. RNFP over 8.0 grains of Unique clocking out at over 900 fps and grouping in 11/8". Complete results of my tests with both the .44 Special and .45 Colt New Frontiers can be found on our Web Blast section online.