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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 12:18 PM
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Colts bullets are .454.
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Most all of my life it was a known fact that 45 Colt was .454 and 45 ACP was .452; period. I don't think that it was until I joined GBO that I found out that 452 was being used more and more in Colt barrels.

If I'm not mistaken the SAMMI specs for the Colt case mouth inside diameter is still .456 with a max minus variance of .006, but what do I know...

OH! I know what I know! I know I slug the bore of everything I may shoot cast bullets outa! Wait, that's what PastorP said... nevermind...

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Most accurate load I ever had from a Ruger Blawkhawk 45 Colt was with 452 swc ACP bullets. I've never slugged a barrel , wish I had from what I read here.
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I don't slug barrels. I shoot the largest diameter lead bullet that will fit snugly into a fired case, which is essentially also the largest diameter that will feed into the throat. From which famous cast bullet aficionado did I learn that? None other than our own gcrank1! 😉

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it's guys like you, he, and the rest that are making us brillunt..............
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I might have a Lee .452 200TL mould that I can send to you. I am away from home and wont be able to check until next Friday or Saturday.
Also....the absolute best lead ladle is the Rowell #1 bottom pour ladle. It is worth every penny. Holds a pound of lead melt so, if you need to, you can cast a six cavity mould in one pass. I have found it to be faster and less troublesome than my electric bottom pour pot.
I believe that Amazon carries them now.
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I don't slug barrels. I shoot the largest diameter lead bullet that will fit snugly into a fired case, which is essentially also the largest diameter that will feed into the throat. From which famous cast bullet aficionado did I learn that? None other than our own gcrank1! 😉

Thanks, Dinny
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As a rule I agree, but then you find the occasional revolver with a 452 barrel and a 449 forcing cone. Or like the safari grade browning in 375 H&H mag that had a barrel that miked 380. I could get it to shoot cast but nothing else.

Verbal Smith shure advocates slugging barrels. Read his book about shooting cast bullets. But I’m shure if a fellow searches long enough he can find a expert to back his opinions. 🤔

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I can't find the Lyman mould, I may have parted with it already.

If you are just trying to make inexpensive bullets, here is an option. I haven't bought from this company so I can't vouch for them. But their prices are low.
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Thank You very much for the info on the bullets, I have casting stuff but the cost of the mold and seizing die is the cost of 1000 bullets and I don't think I will shoot my 9 mm that much. again thank you.
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Sorry....cannot find that mould that I wrote about earlier. Will keep looking.
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