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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1
 
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Hi New from Maine

Hi everyone, after all the semi autos I have I finally got bit by the SA bug

I wished I'd of come here before purchasing the New Ruger Vaquero in 45CL / 45acp as I was unaware of the pressure limitations it had I should have gone with a SS Blackhawk as besides plinking I was going to use it for a nightstand SD gun.

Have been researching for a good SD ammo for the New Vaquero here and still have not found one.....So if any of you have any suggestions please let me know.(as of right now I don't reload)

I'm torn about this because I still like the look & feel of the New Vaquero...especially after putting on the aftermarket Spanish rosewood grips

And will put up pictures of my humble collection soon!



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Welcome aboard from Orygun! Any of the standard pressure 225 grain rounds from the major ammo manufacturers should work well for home or self-defense. They provide .45 ACP level ballistics. The Hornady and Remingtons are my favorites with a little more power closer to .45 ACP +P ballistics. I have .44 magnums if I need more power for rural or woods carry.
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Welcome from NJ. As mentioned the new Vaquero will handle any regular factory 45 colt load and 45 acp plus p. I am going to bring up an old discussion here but please only use factory ammo for self defense as you will otherwise open up a liability nightmare. Read discussions here n this subject or read the writings of Massod ayoob on this subject. good shooting.
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If you indeed have the 45 Colt/45 ACP version of the Ruger New Vaquero then you have a huge selection of SD ammo in 45 ACP. I wouldn't worry too much about the pressure limits. The New Vaquero can handle all typical factory 45 Colt and 45 ACP ammo. You CAN NOT use the super-hot loads like Buffalo Bore or reload the Blackhawk-Only recipes for it. You can still have a great time using this SA revolver. I have two New Vaqueros in 45 Colt and shoot them in cowboy action shooting several times a month and they are so reliable. They are the preferred SA revolver for most CAS shooters and these guys shoot them in high volume and often.
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