OH NO!!! Does this mean that I'm going to need to take appart all of these I have loaded???? The powder is pretty tightly compressed but 40 gr and more will fit with a 250/255 gr bullet. Burns clean (for BP) and makes the ground shake.Nobade said:It does depend on what sort of firearm you are loading for. If it's a revolver, you will need some way to crimp the mouth of the cases so the bullets don't fall out under recoil. If it's a rifle, and you are willing to use it as a single shot, then a punch to remove the primer and a way to seat it is all you need for black powder. BTW, you aren't going to get 40 grains of Goex in a 45 Colt case and still have room for a bullet.
I know this is a old post but I was looking for confirmation on what I was told long ago because I'm going to reload 45LC now as well. I was told fill the case for a light pack (no loose black powder loads) when the bullet is set, sounds like it was good advice.You don't need a filler or wad for pistol ammo and BP loading.