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#7241997 - 08/01/18 12:53 PM Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex
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You do not get any more green horn than me on Hand loads.

I am getting my son and I Cap and ball revolvers, pitta new model army's to be exact. Each comes with a .45 LC conversion cylinder.

The conversion cylinder specifics Cowboy Action loads with a max velocity of 800 fps and lead bullet only. I am considering getting the the Lee Classic loader for .45 LC. and loading with Pyrodex.

Can I just use the same powder charge in the cartage as I do the cap and ball cylinder? I do plan to use a filler wad in the brass to make sure that the powder is compressed.

I hope that this will be a good introduction to making hand loads for both of us.
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#7242001 - 08/01/18 12:58 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Pretty sure Hodgdon has data for that combination in their cowboy action loads. Like in a cap and ball setup or muzzle loader you want the pyrodex to fill the volume available to it no air extra air space
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#7242003 - 08/01/18 12:59 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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I would use ďTrailbossĒ. Itís an excellent powder for the loads you describe. No need for any kind of filler/wad that you mention.

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#7242009 - 08/01/18 01:03 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/reloading-education/tips-and-tricks/cowboy-action-loads




Unless you just want the smoke from the pyrodex I would load with a powder called Trail Boss that was developed for cowboy action ype loads.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol
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#7242012 - 08/01/18 01:04 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Thank you guys, I will see what I can find
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#7242036 - 08/01/18 01:35 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Depending on where youíre located I can hook you up with an unopened container of trailboss, plenty of brass, maybe some primers, and Iím relatively certain I have some bullets I can throw in. All for say. Free. Itís stuff I no longer use nor ever intend to.

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#7242041 - 08/01/18 01:40 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Just looked thatís a bit far to drive and the hazmat fee would be higher than the cost of the powder. I will ship you some brass and bullets if you want them. Itíll get you started.

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#7242083 - 08/01/18 02:05 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Like others have said, I would opt for the trail boss powder.
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#7242091 - 08/01/18 02:14 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: wp75169]
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#7242093 - 08/01/18 02:17 PM Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs]
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Never herd of trail boss, after checking it out some it sounds like some good stuff. I will see if I can get it here or Amarillo.

Thank You very much for all the information.
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