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But, if the cyl. chamber mouths are at least barrel groove dia. what CW says will probably work right off the bat; and nowadays, with the improved Ruger cyl boring your chances for that are good.
BTW, for low pressure cast bullet loads I often do not resize the cases. I fit the largest dia. cast bullet that fits the fully fire-formed case mouth and only give a smidge of crimp. To determine that largest dia. bullet I will just barely roll back any residual crimp with a flaring tool or my ever present round backed needle nose pliers. This also lets me insert another bullet easily.
So, decap, flare, recap, powder charge, bullet, crimp lightly and its good to go. My loads basically fall or pop out easily and not resizing makes the brass last about forever and can save a good amount of time if you cant use carbide dies (no need for case lube, resize, then remove case lube).

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Y'all are scaring me on the 45 colt. I had my big bore wish list narrowed down to 41, 44, 45.......kind of leaning towards the 45 but I just want to buy one, take it out of the box, cast, load and shoot (accurately). Which of the 3 I list above would be the best bet for that?

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Don't let folks scare you off on a Ruger BH in .45 Colt. Ruger has their act together these days. All of my Ruger BHs are right on with the cylinder throats. These days in my hands they shoot as well as do FA revolvers cuz I'm the weak link. My hands aren't as steady and my eyes don't focus on that front sight like they used to.

All three of my Ruger BH 45s are right at .4525". Ruger is getting it right these days. I used to be one of their most vocal detractors but the guns I've bought from them in the last half dozen or more years have been as good as my S&W revolvers.



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Y'all are scaring me on the 45 colt. I had my big bore wish list narrowed down to 41, 44, 45.......kind of leaning towards the 45 but I just want to buy one, take it out of the box, cast, load and shoot (accurately). Which of the 3 I list above would be the best bet for that?

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Bill is right Charlie,

DONT be turned off to the Ruger and surely NOT to the excellent 45 Colt you would be missing out on one of the best hand gun calibers ever made.

I have 8 Blackhawks, two are 45 Colts. I also have four more "Italians" and Two actual Colt model P revolvers all in 45 Long colt. Then I have a few rifles and carbines too!! Its one of my favorite calibers and for good reason. its so versatile. Its also a great big game hunter at moderate ranges from strong guns. From ol timers its still a freezer filler but ranges need to be rebated a bit. There is GOOD REASON its 140+ years old!

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Sounds like you don't have a set of pin gauges. I would recommend purchasing a set or at least get the pin gauges for the revolvers you're interested in. For instance, for the 45 Colt, you probably want 0.4525 cylinder throats - so obtain a minus 0.452 and 0.453 pin gauge - The 0.452 will drop completely through while the 0.453 pin gauge won't, telling you that your throats are probably 0.4525. Take these pin gauges to your LGS and measure the cylinder throats before you put your money down.

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Don't let folks scare you off on a Ruger BH in .45 Colt. Ruger has their act together these days. All of my Ruger BHs are right on with the cylinder throats. These days in my hands they shoot as well as do FA revolvers cuz I'm the weak link. My hands aren't as steady and my eyes don't focus on that front sight like they used to.

All three of my Ruger BH 45s are right at .4525". Ruger is getting it right these days. I used to be one of their most vocal detractors but the guns I've bought from them in the last half dozen or more years have been as good as my S&W revolvers.
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I bought a Ruger Blackhawk convertible with the 5.5" barrel early this year, and when shooting with it's preferred load (jacketed 250 gr. XTP), it is probably the most accurate handgun I own. I'm getting 2" groups at fifty yards with it, and couldn't be more pleased. I also get good results with hard cast 250 gr. RNFPs. I like it so much, I bought a 4.625" version .45 Colt Blackhawk, that I haven't had a chance to shoot yet. I expect good results from it too. I don't think someone can go wrong with these revolvers. I began having a love affair with the .45 Colt, to the tune of the fact that I'm thinking about dropping out of the .44 mag handgun thingy. This Blackhawk with my load is that great.......
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Sounds like you don't have a set of pin gauges.
I assume this was directed at the OP. I do have a complete set of pin gages.



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^^^ You assumed right.

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5-Hole you assumed right about me as well ;D I don't have gauges but I may have to invest in the two sizes you recommended if I shop at LGS versus online.

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You may be overthinking this a bit. Buy a revolver, and go shoot it. If the bullet you want to shoot passes (barely) through the cylinder throat, you're good to go.

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