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Posted: April 02 2007 at 3:55pm | IP Logged Quote 45 Colt

I came into some blue dot and wanted to try it out in the 45 Colt. I was wondering if anyone has any pet loads for standard pressure loads with 250-255gr bullets. Thanks for any info.
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Posted: April 02 2007 at 5:23pm | IP Logged Quote J Miller

45 Colt,

Look straight up from your post, right under the Black River Bullets add were it says "Load Data".
Go there, click on 45 Colt, click on 250gr bullets and the first load listed is a Blue Dot load.

Oh, I didn't post the Blue Dot load I used occasionally because it's not a standard pressure load. Besides my loads in the Load Data section too.

Joe

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Posted: April 02 2007 at 6:33pm | IP Logged Quote JohnK

It's a little above standard pressure, but well below "Ruger" loads, 13.5gr under a 250-270gr cast bullet shoots great in my Smith, right at 1,050 fps. Some people have reported getting leading using lighter loads of Blue Dot and cast bullets, something to keep an eye on if you go with something like Alliants load (11.5gr).

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Posted: April 02 2007 at 7:36pm | IP Logged Quote dukers65

i shot a load of 10 grs blue dot and a 250gr rnfp
cast bullet. not a bad load
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Posted: April 02 2007 at 8:30pm | IP Logged Quote 45 Colt

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll start with 12gr and play with it up to about 14gr. Pressure isn't an issue of firearm strength, just wanted a good plinking load.
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Posted: April 03 2007 at 6:31am | IP Logged Quote Jim Higginbotham

My .45 Colt loads With Blue Dot were developed before they changed the appearance of the powder. I hesitate to list them because of this change.

They were pretty impressive but I havent done too much loading since they changed the powder (not because of that it just happened while I was fooling around with others).

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Hi I was wondering what colt are you shooting? If it is a S&W 45 colt you might want to read the artical by John Linebaugh in the sixgunner fourm. I used Ruger sbh in 44 mag. 250 kswc up to 15 gr bluedot. Had to back it down to 14 gr which is both accurate and will shoot clear through a 8-9 inch alder tree. What ever you do have fun.
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the_shadow2, James Welcome to Handloads,

We think you'll have fun here with this group of guys, don't hesitate to jump in.

Oh BTW I am The_Shadow, or Wade

Be safe, have Fun!

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Posted: April 11 2007 at 8:16pm | IP Logged Quote 45 Colt

Second Shadow,

Welcome to the forum!
I have both S&W and Ruger handguns in 45 Colt and a Marlin carbine.
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Posted: April 12 2007 at 9:29pm | IP Logged Quote JimP.

I like the 10.0 grain of Blue Dot with a 250 RNFP bullet for my Ruger NMBH and my Winchester Saddle ring carbine....shoots very well...JimP.
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Posted: April 15 2007 at 12:19am | IP Logged Quote the_shadow2

Thanks for the wellcome. I do enjoy shooting and reloading.
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Posted: April 15 2007 at 12:24pm | IP Logged Quote 45 Colt

I tried some 255gr SWC w/10.5gr of Blue Dot and Winchester brass and primers. They shot good (about 2" @ 25 yards) out of my M25 S&W. I will play with the load a little to see what happens to accuracy. Thanks for the input guys.
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Posted: April 15 2007 at 5:55pm | IP Logged Quote dukers65

yesterday i was shooting my taurus model 460 45 colt
using 9.1 grains of herco , 2400, and blue dot.
the blue dot load of 12.4 grs win brass and win. primers
produce good groups at 25 yds. the only problem my eyes changed again probably due to diabetes,and the target
wasn't quite as clear as days past. the 14 gr loads of 2400 were close to the blue's results,but the blue nosed out 2400,and the 9.1 grs of herco were a few rungs back. most important i definetly enjoyed the shootin,but i was cursin today cleaning that darn gun.

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Posted: April 20 2007 at 10:47pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

" definitely enjoyed the shootin,but i was cursin today cleaning that darn gun."

some powders do that...

Only low power loads in my mod. 28 made in to a .45 Colt.

Blue Dot is not one of the powders for mine.

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