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#5985335 - 10/20/15 08:25 AM SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle
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I have been reloading for quite some time for pistols and revolvers.

Question #1....I have some .45 long colt with 200 grain lead SWC (Semi wad cutter) ammo loaded that I use in my revolver. I have just acquired a Henry Big Boy in .45 long colt and would like to use this ammo in it. I am concerned about having a round go off in the tubular magazine. I mostly see Round Nose Flat Point ammo being used in tubular fed magazines. Is it safe to use SWC ammo?

Thanks.


Edited by sleeper16 (10/20/15 10:12 AM)

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#5985409 - 10/20/15 09:08 AM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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SWC is fine.
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#5985467 - 10/20/15 09:44 AM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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If the meplat is larger than the primer, then you're good.
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#5985472 - 10/20/15 09:49 AM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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.45 Colt and .45 ACP are different cartridges entirely. Who told you that it was okay to shoot the ACP in a .45 Colt?
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#5985509 - 10/20/15 10:12 AM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: syncerus]
sleeper16 Offline
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No one told me I could use .45 ACP in the rifle. I was asking the question, can I. I just realized that the .45 ACP cartridge headspaces on the front of the brass so it will not work. I'll delete that question from the post.

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#5986075 - 10/20/15 04:41 PM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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Sorry, didn't mean to come across as the Spanish Inquisition. In addition to the headspace issue, the extractor on your rifle is designed to work with a rimmed cartridge, so even if you could fire the round, it would promptly jam the rifle.
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#5986220 - 10/20/15 06:32 PM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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No problem. After your comments I gave it some thought and realized the big differences between the non-rimmed .45 ACP and the rimmed .45 colt.

I should have thought that out and not asked the question. Thanks for your response.

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#5986783 - 10/20/15 11:28 PM Re: SWC ammo in a tubular magazine rifle [Re: sleeper16]
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You can shoot swc.
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