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    New rifle need mould and powder help.

    4519A971-99A9-42B4-90BE-22DAB4CA8F08.jpegGot a 94 Legacy for pistol caliber silhouette in 45 Colt. Never loaded pistol caliber before so need advice on a mould and powder type to use. Got my 38-55 tuned up for rifle caliber but need help with 45 Colt.TIA
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    Hey Gos,

    That is a swell looking rifle!

    I use a 255gr LSWC (short snout) over 7.0gr to 7.5gr Universal Clays. 850-900fps from revolver .............. 1150fps from a rifle. Outstanding accuracy.

    https://hunters-supply.com/452-cal-255-swc-p-185.html

    Later, Mark
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    Wow! I have been on the lookout for one of those for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msharley View Post
    Hey Gos,

    That is a swell looking rifle!

    I use a 255gr LSWC (short snout) over 7.0gr to 7.5gr Universal Clays. 850-900fps from revolver .............. 1150fps from a rifle. Outstanding accuracy.

    https://hunters-supply.com/452-cal-255-swc-p-185.html

    Later, Mark
    Thanks, that’s what I needed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7dryver View Post
    Wow! I have been on the lookout for one of those for a while.
    Me too, I was really surprised to see it advertised here in Canada. As soon as I saw the pictures and found out it was “new in box” I ordered it. I’ll probably never see another for sale up here. Just proves, sometimes a blind pig finds a mushroom. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by msharley View Post
    Hey Gos,

    That is a swell looking rifle!

    I use a 255gr LSWC (short snout) over 7.0gr to 7.5gr Universal Clays. 850-900fps from revolver .............. 1150fps from a rifle. Outstanding accuracy.

    https://hunters-supply.com/452-cal-255-swc-p-185.html

    Later, Mark
    Mark, does the Universal more or less fill the case or is it possible to double charge with this powder?
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    I have a dozen or so molds for 45 Colt but the MP Cramer style are among my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshawk View Post
    4519A971-99A9-42B4-90BE-22DAB4CA8F08.jpegGot a 94 Legacy for pistol caliber silhouette in 45 Colt. Never loaded pistol caliber before so need advice on a mould and powder type to use. Got my 38-55 tuned up for rifle caliber but need help with 45 Colt.TIA
    Nice rifle. I was about to post looking for almost the same information, My reloading experience is only with jacketed bullets and I have my first cowboy silhouette match coming up next month and need to work up some loads. I think I am just going to buy bullets for a while though.
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    The classic 45 colt mould is the Lyman 454190.
    Cast it soft (30:1) and load with Unique and/or Universal (which is not the same as "Clays")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshawk View Post
    Mark, does the Universal more or less fill the case or is it possible to double charge with this powder?
    If you are worried about double charges, use Trail Boss. It was designed for Cowboy shooters. It works well IME.

    I would go with the RNFP bullet mould. These were also designed for the Cowboy shooter lever rifles. Levers can be fussy about what they will feed. Get a small quantity of the bullet you like and test them.
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