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    I have burned many pounds of 4227 but these days I use 2400 in the colt. but unique is hardly ever beat ,,,,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    I have burned many pounds of 4227 but these days I use 2400 in the colt. but unique is hardly ever beat ,,,,,,,,,,
    I'm sure there are better loads, but ya, I started loading for the 45 Colt decades ago with Unique & lead bullets. That all just seems to go together real well. Besides, I've still got at least 7 pounds of Unique and need to use it in something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    I have burned many pounds of 4227 but these days I use 2400 in the colt. but unique is hardly ever beat ,,,,,,,,,,
    Need to try some Unique. Presently I use it for 45-70 and 444 Marlin reduced loads (Trap Door-ish).
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    I, too, find that IMR 4227 was quite accurate shooting "Ruger Only" loads pushing a 250 gr. XTP, out of my 5.5" Blackhawk. The only problem was that there was a lot of unburned powder left in the empty case and in the barrel. The same load burned clean in my Rossi carbine, which led me to believe that it should be used in longer barrels for a complete burn. I've since switched to Unique, with very good results. 2400 is rare as hen's teeth in my part of the country, and I haven't seen any in several years on the dealers shelves, and I'd really want to try it in my .45.
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    8.0gr Unique/250gr LRNFP from Missouri bullets is what I use in my carbine. 2400 and same bullet would be nice, just have a hard time finding that combo in a manual.
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    I have settled into a load with Hodgdon Clays powder for my 45LC loads. I checked their site for 160g through 250g and found that 5 grains of Clays falls between the minimum and maximum loads for all the 160, 180, 200, 215, 225, 230 and 250 grain lead bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L Pete View Post
    I, too, find that IMR 4227 was quite accurate shooting "Ruger Only" loads pushing a 250 gr. XTP, out of my 5.5" Blackhawk. The only problem was that there was a lot of unburned powder left in the empty case and in the barrel. The same load burned clean in my Rossi carbine, which led me to believe that it should be used in longer barrels for a complete burn. I've since switched to Unique, with very good results. 2400 is rare as hen's teeth in my part of the country, and I haven't seen any in several years on the dealers shelves, and I'd really want to try it in my .45.
    for a long time I used 20gr. of H4227 and a 250gr. lead boolit, it is very accurate. you need to use a mag. primer with it because it is a slow burning powder and it needs the extra heat to fully burn. it is safe with that load in the S&W model 25-5 when I shot it in the SAA I would back off a grain or so. I got this load from my good friend hank Williams JR.

    haha it is his load I found in a book, but no I do not know him. but the country singer josh turner has been out here a couple of times, my brother has worked on a couple of his old wooden sneak boats. my brother tried to talk him into letting him build a new one for him but josh is a little on the "thrifty" side. but hey there ain't nothing wrong with that,,,,,,,
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    I'm partial to 2400 these days in the 45 Colt as well, but unique has it's place in my stock pile of components.
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    I've been settled on 8.2-gr of Universal under a Lee .452-255RF seated to the crimp groove for a long while now.

    I run that load in my SAA clones and my 24" Uberti 1873 rifle.
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    I found a 45ACP cylinder for my Uberti in 45 Colt. The 185-200 gr. SWC is scary accurate with 4gr. Bullseye powder.
    My fixed sight is no problem; the 250/8gr unique/45 Colt load and the 200/4gr BE/45 ACP load are pretty close in the POI department.
    The 33oz. Uberti is a bit lighter than the Ruger; lots of luck with it when you get it.
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