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I'd like to hear some of your favorite loads for 45 Colt, 300gr flavor.

I don't know if my manuals are out of date or what, but after looking through my Lyman, Speer, and Hodgdon manuals, I can't seem to find any 300 grainers that aren't jacketed.

I've got some Cast Performance gas-checked as well as some non gas-checked cast pills. I'm looking for some loads that won't lead too badly from the non gas checked.

I've always loaded 255's, not any 300's yet.

I've got some H110 and some Unique laying around, waiting to be used up.

These are shot out of a 4" Redhawk.
 

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With the 300gr non gas checked, I'm thinking 20 grains of H110. I'm also using WLP primers and Starline brass.

I'd like to load the gas checked bullets for "serious" (meeting Mrs. Griz out in the woods) use and the non-gas checked for plinking, defense, all-around use.
 

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Interesting question.. I never noticed before, but none of my manuals list a 300 grainer either, at least not in the pistol section.

There's some data in the rifle section of my old Hodgon #26 that I'll be glad to relay to you if you're interested.

Shoot me an email if you're interested in the rifle data.
 

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None of my sources list any loads for the 300gr. bullet in .45 Colt. I found a few for .454 Casull, but that cartridge uses 29.0-31.5gr. H110/W296 for that bullet. 20.0gr is well below that, but it is H110 we're talking about, and this powder has a narrow window of safety on the pressure curve!

I don't believe the detonation BS about reduced loads with this powder, but just the same, I like to see several sources of a tried-and-true load in print for H110 before I'll try it! JMO, but I like for other people to do all the experimentation with this gunpowder. :)

If it was me, I'd try 2400 first. In that big Redhawk of yours, I'd start with 12-12.5gr. 2400, and I bet you can go quite a bit more if you're careful.

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I seem to recall Brian Pearce listing some loads for this in a back issue of Handloader magazine. Think it was in the Q&A section...believe there are a few loads listed for leverguns, too. Course we all realize that only guns like the Rugers (except the new style Vacquerro) and Freedom arms are the only ones we should consider for these kind of loads. Anyone reading this that owns a S&W in .45 should not consider this...

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