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#6443155 - 09/07/16 10:46 PM Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt.
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Registered: 04/05/10
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Loc: North Texas.
My 'ol buddy Geezer Ranger found me one of these this past week (thank you SO much brother, you are the BEST!) and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I can dance soda cans around at 30 yards with factory 250 grain lead RNFP Winchester factory loads (which for me is freaking stellar performance as I'm not a very good pistol shot eek ).

Anyway, I think I'd like to try taking a hog or three with it (after a bit more practice). Looking for advice on .45 Colt loads as I have dies and components on hand already, except for bullets.

Suggestions?
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#6444213 - 09/08/16 05:48 PM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
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Registered: 08/18/13
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Loc: central Texas
congrats on your new 45 Colt! is it a regular large frame Blackhawk? or one of the Medium frame Flat tops from Lipsey's?


if it were me i'd go with a good hard cast bullet. the Elmer Keith 454424 or the RCBS 270SAA are both great bullets. you can find them here, http://www.mattsbullets.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=71





Brian Pearce did an excellent write up on the 270SAA and gave many loads to choose from.

www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/HL%20246partial.pdf


and John Linebaugh gives some Excellent hunting loads here.

http://www.customsixguns.com/writings/dissolving_the_myth.htm



Edited by LSCG (09/08/16 05:58 PM)
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#6444457 - 09/08/16 08:03 PM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
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Thanks! It's a regular large frame. Still getting used to it. Liking it almost as much as my 1911's, if I can find a good accurate hunting load I'll start using it.
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#6444518 - 09/08/16 08:51 PM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
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Registered: 10/20/08
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Great gun and a lot of fun to shoot!
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#6444611 - 09/08/16 09:50 PM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
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mine is a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley with 7 1/2" barrel...a hog slayer deluxe with Buffalo Bore 300 grain bullets.
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#6444675 - 09/08/16 10:53 PM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Originally Posted By: texaspatriot.308
mine is a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley with 7 1/2" barrel...a hog slayer deluxe with Buffalo Bore 300 grain bullets.


I've had one of those for almost two years, and though it's a great pistol I like the feel and balance of the shorter Blackhawk better. The new (to me) one has rekindled my interest in the round. No worries, I'll probably make a present out of the Bisley to my brother. He's wanted one for a while.
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#6444800 - 09/09/16 07:28 AM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
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My deer and hog load is a 255 SWC cast bullet over 10 grains of Unique for a Blackhawk frame revolver as well as leverguns.
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#6444810 - 09/09/16 07:38 AM Re: Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" in .45 Colt. [Re: tth_40]
Eyesofahunter Offline
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Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 180
Loc: Hill Country of Texas
Big Melplate Hard Cast Bullet for hunting. Great round and great gun, enjoy it.

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