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Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex #7241997
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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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Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs] #7242001
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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

Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs] #7242003
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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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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

Re: Hand loading .45 LC cowboy Loads using Pyrodex [Re: rdhibbs] #7242012
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Thank you guys, I will see what I can find


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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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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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Like others have said, I would opt for the trail boss powder.


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Thank you sir
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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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