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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 08:41 AM
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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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Which is GREAT if it works right off; and always worth a go.
But when it doesnt result in satisfactory groups as one normally can shoot a similar piece.........ya gotta try door number 2.


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Being a lazy sort I usually don't look for the problem until its confirmed I have one.
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I have a stock "New" Vaquero. Loading 165 grain full wadcutters from Matt's Bullets over six grains of Unique gives me a load that is dead on at 25 yards.
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Dead on at 25 yds is great in my book! That has to be a nice looking trashcan of a load, and Id hate to get hit with it were I a bad guy (well, I wouldnt want to be a good guy hit with it either......).

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How many of those 165gr WC's are you jamming in there? Two? Three?
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some posts disappeared. remember no load posting unless you reference a manual you got it from. Keep the load posts to the reloading section

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me too DG, I'm so happy with how my load shoots
I dare not change it.
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I have a Blackhawk .45 Colt that I bought back in 1980. At that time, I had a Super Blackhawk that was very accurate and wanted another caliber, so bought the .45. I was very disappointed with the the poor accuracy and excess leading, so didn't shoot it much. In the last few years, I've had time to research and learn about cast bullets and accuracy, so I slugged the bore and cylinder mouths and found that they were .451 and .454 respectively. Wanting a hunting load for elk and deer, I bought some 335 gr. LBT wide flat nose gas checked bullets from Montana Bullet Works, sized to .454. The first group at the range was 2" at 25 yards. I had been getting 6" or even 8" groups before.


Shooting bullets sized to throat size is the key to accuracy. I am going to try some plain base bullets in .454 to see if it solves the leading problem as well. Everything I read says it will.
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One famous cast bullet maker says to test sized bullets in the cylinder by pushing it (the bullet) through the cylinder. The bullet should show very little friction and take only the smallest of push with a wooden rod to travel through the cylinder. He says this will make for an accurate shooter unless the barrel is way out of spec. The article mentioned the .45 blackhawk a few times and that was the gun used to make the article.


It's how I test cast bullets in my Blackhawk .45.
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