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Old 08-01-2005, 09:45   #1
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45 Colt : The .45 Caliber Grandfather

Fantastic article by John Linebaugh about the 45 Colt cartridge. Dissolving myths, realizing potentials, why it beats the 44 Magnum.

http://www.linebaughcustom.com/Default.aspx?tabid=114
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Old 08-02-2005, 23:29   #2
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Great article, definitely worth the read! ;c
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Old 08-03-2005, 14:50   #3
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I used to deer hunt with a .45 Colt and hot handloads in a 10" TC Contender. It's a great combo that worked very well for me.

But I've gotten to busy and lazy in my old age to keep messing with it. I now use a .44 mag 14" barrel on my Contender, drive over to Walmart and I can buy decent ammo easily.

The deer don't seem to notice any difference when hit.
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Old 08-03-2005, 15:37   #4
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Once we have shot through an animal, we have done all we can do. There are plenty of loads that will shoot through a deer in 44 magnum. But, they'll still have more recoil, blast and operating pressures than the 45 Colt and they'll still have a smaller, lighter bullet.

The 44 magnum is a great cartridge. IMHO, the 45 Colt is just better. I don't mind not finding hunting or self defense loads in 45 Colt at WalMart, I buy most of my ammo online. Besides, Wally World is phasing out their handgun from what I understand. It will be a non-issue soon enough.
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Old 01-11-2006, 21:00   #5
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Once we have shot through an animal, we have done all we can do. There are plenty of loads that will shoot through a deer in 44 magnum. But, they'll still have more recoil, blast and operating pressures than the 45 Colt and they'll still have a smaller, lighter bullet.The 44 magnum is a great cartridge. IMHO, the 45 Colt is just better.

Yes sir!

I can't think of another thing to add!
(well i can, but you said it very well).


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Old 12-23-2006, 00:44   #6
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The linked article no longer seems to be there...
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Old 01-09-2007, 16:12   #7
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Updated link

Just looks like a few revisions to the website.
The .45 Colt
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http://www.linebaughcustom.com/Artic...1/Default.aspx
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Old 07-19-2007, 22:24   #8
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Re: Updated link

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Just looks like a few revisions to the website.
The .45 Colt
I found the article here:
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Old 05-01-2009, 22:59   #9
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Here's a pic of what the old 45 Colt will do with a modern hollow point, the Sper 250 grain GDHP with 13.5 grains of Blue Dot (above book max - Speer 14 - but safe enough in my S&W Mt Gun).

It blew through 4 gallon jugs of water, dented the back of the 4th jug and the front of the 5th jug and was found inside the 4th jug. Classic expansion.


The 250 GDHP is on the far right.
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I often shoot +P rounds out of my Ruger Vaquero single six and have no doubt about the sturdiness and reliability of these pistols. 45LC is a great round and fun to shoot. Plus it's just damn cool...
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:26   #12
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Parking Sensor ElectromagneticoNo agujeres tu parachoques.Se instalan por detrás del parachoques sin necesidad de agujerearlo.Evita golpes y roturas muy fiables.Muy sencillos de instalar, no variara la estética de tu vehiculo.Guangzhou Carsda Industrial Co;ltd produce Sensor eletromagnetico do estacionamento, fashionable design and various choice!

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Old 12-08-2011, 14:03   #15
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Fantastic article by John Linebaugh about the 45 Colt cartridge. Dissolving myths, realizing potentials, why it beats the 44 Magnum.

http://www.linebaughcustom.com/Default.aspx?tabid=114
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Old 12-08-2011, 18:54   #16
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I love my Blackhawk in .45Colt, so much that I bought a Marlin 1894 in the same caliber.

Am I the only one who hates it when people call it .45 long Colt.
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Looks like the site is up for sale.

The link in post #9 works for me.
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I love my Blackhawk in .45Colt, so much that I bought a Marlin 1894 in the same caliber.
I missed a good opportunity to buy a S&W 45 Mountain Gun, but a 45 Lever does amazing things with the right ammo:

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The 45 Colt’s case held 40 grains of black powder and it heaved a 250 grain bullet to nearly 1000 feet per second. Soldiers, cowboys and frontiersmen soon discovered its effectiveness against their antagonists and the horses that carried them. Men on both sides of the law quickly learned that the 45’s bite was just as deadly as its bark. Changes in loads and components settled the velocity around 850 fps, which is still plenty of thump. In fact the 45 Colt proved so effective that its ballistics were mirrored in the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol, 39 years later.

If you’ve ever listened to Tom T’ Hall’s Faster Horses, you’ll understand what happened next. Between 1904 and 1935 high-speed cartridges like the 9mm, 38 Super and 357 Magnum were introduced and in 1956, the .44 Magnum arrived amid fanfare. Aside from a core of Colt aficionados, the 45 Colt cartridge was all but forgotten. Colt discontinued production of the Single Action Army in 1940 and there was a long dry spell without significant numbers of any new .45 Colt revolvers being produced. The development of good semi-wadcutter .45 bullets was about the only bone the poor old cartridge got thrown.

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The .45 Colt saved many a good cowboy’s hide and it is only fitting that in the end, cowboys returned the favor. America viewed the cowboy as an icon of rugged individualism, strength and perseverance. He was a staple of American entertainment. By 1951, television service reached from coast to coast. Western TV series proliferated like rabbits and the ‘Colt 45’ figured prominently in about all of them. This created a demand for single action revolvers and in 1953, Great Western Arms Company began marketing a respectable copy of the Colt. In 1955, William Ruger introduced the Blackhawk and in 1971, they finally began making it in 45 Colt. By 1956, Colt was making them again too. Firms like Iver Johnson, Interarms and J.P Sauer and Sohn fielded their excellent single actions and Americans no longer had to wish for a .45 Colt Single Action revolver.
The 45 Colt: 140 Years of Success
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