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06-11-2018 11:26 PM
marcel909 50 yards?hope work great.
11-16-2015 05:56 PM
Hunting Man thanks Karl for the history input. I know I'm on the short list but I hate to see deer hunters with 357 or 45 long colts. I just like the bigger the better on handgun hunting.
11-16-2015 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Karl.Luhr View Post
If the story is remember is correct the 454 casull came about because some shooters kept pushing the 45LC faster and faster. Some of the weaker Colt models blew up. Using Ruger Blackhawks the shooters got scary velocities and pressures. With the 454 casull they got heavy based brass and thick chambers to give them back the safety factor they had used up. Also a 454 casull will not chamber in a 45LC pistol. My reloading manuals list two loading for the 45LC. One for colt single actions and one for the stronger Ruger blackhawks. Some may also list a third for double action Colt and S&W revolvers. Your 45LC will kill very well any Deer sized animal.
Karl
Yes, it was a guy by the name of Dick Casull in the 1950s. He used three different powders to propel his bullet(adviced against today). He also, help with development of the Freedom Arms revolvers.
Steve
Steve
11-16-2015 05:07 PM
Karl.Luhr
The 45LC is almost as good as a 454 Casull

If the story is remember is correct the 454 casull came about because some shooters kept pushing the 45LC faster and faster. Some of the weaker Colt models blew up. Using Ruger Blackhawks the shooters got scary velocities and pressures. With the 454 casull they got heavy based brass and thick chambers to give them back the safety factor they had used up. Also a 454 casull will not chamber in a 45LC pistol. My reloading manuals list two loading for the 45LC. One for colt single actions and one for the stronger Ruger blackhawks. Some may also list a third for double action Colt and S&W revolvers. Your 45LC will kill very well any Deer sized animal.

Karl
11-15-2015 11:08 AM
S.B. Yes your Ruger .45 colt should suit the situation well.
Steve
08-26-2015 01:57 PM
S.B. You failed to mention the velocity of this round but, the old formula for deer is 40 calber with a bullet of at least 200 grains moving at least 1000 fps=40/20/1000. I know some will inevitably disagree with this but it's always worked for me.
Steve
11-04-2012 08:03 AM
Capt Rick Hiott I wouldnt use hollow points for deer.........
08-03-2012 05:39 PM
lwb It will be alright as long as you stay within 50 yrds. or less,I use a 357 Blackhawk 158gr. and have no problems.Just be sure of your shot ,GOOD LUCK
08-02-2012 12:23 AM
rdrader2002 "Long" Colt rounds definitely, .45 ACP doesn't have enough speed to penetrate a deer's thick skin.

RR
08-01-2012 11:46 AM
WisconsinDeer 50 yards or under? Should work great.
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