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Old January 27th, 2020, 03:45 PM   #16
 
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I do too, even if I just use it as a photo prop. I think they sell for maybe $30.00 or even less on sale.
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Nice leather too. What maker?
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Nice leather too. What maker?
The gunbelt is whatever brand they have on Amazon or Ebay, I forget. The holster is from Triple K.
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Thanks! The grips are Fiddle- back Maple from Chigs.
The grips drew my eye, too. Fiddle-back is more commonly called Tiger Maple. my first thought was Curly Maple which is very similar.
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It's a cold and wet day today. I opened the gun safe to wipe down some handguns and my stainless Vaquero drew my attention. I haven't shot it since last summer, as it isn't something I take hunting with me. I decided to reload some .45 Colt to have on hand for the next sunny day that I'm off. I loaded up 70 pieces of once fired brass and now I'm really looking forward to emptying them again. Hopefully Thursday I will be slinging big lead slugs downrange.
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Yup, half ounce plus are pretty big slugs!

Was near a computer so roughly plugged in your data. Since yours is a load I am interested in but will use lower charge of Power Pistol first, since that is currently what I have on hand. Mine are Lee 255g RNFP bullets that weigh 252g at about 15 brinnel hardness, a little bit higher psi may help me with these bullets.

Your load's initial estimate using Quickload (without any adjustments) is about 850fps at 400lbs muzzle energy. Will be interesting to hear how it goes as that is also about what I am looking for in my NV 45 Colt, next time I am out shooting.

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The grips drew my eye, too. Fiddle-back is more commonly called Tiger Maple. my first thought was Curly Maple which is very similar.
I just called it by how it was listed on the Chigs Grips website. I just like how they look!
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Yup, half ounce plus are pretty big slugs!

Was near a computer so roughly plugged in your data. Since yours is a load I am interested in but will use lower charge of Power Pistol first, since that is currently what I have on hand. Mine are Lee 255g RNFP bullets that weigh 252g at about 15 brinnel hardness, a little bit higher psi may help me with these bullets.

Your load's initial estimate using Quickload (without any adjustments) is about 850fps at 400lbs muzzle energy. Will be interesting to hear how it goes as that is also about what I am looking for in my NV 45 Colt, next time I am out shooting.

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Good information, thanks! I own a chronograph but have never clocked those loads. They are very mild, but more than the powder-puff Cowboy loads. I like rolling my orange "cubes" of self healing foam across the ground with them. The fat, slow moving slugs really make the targets jump. The .357 and 9mm just speed right through without imparting much motion.
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That sounds like great single action FUN!
A little more bang and excitement even though milder loads, I like it.
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Wow that is a beauty and the fixed blade too.
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That sounds like great single action FUN!
A little more bang and excitement even though milder loads, I like it.
I really recommend the various types of self-healing targets for big bore single actions. You can have fun rolling and bouncing the cubes, and the swinging plates really move. The smaller caliber bullets don't have near the effect.
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Wow that is a beauty and the fixed blade too.
Thanks. I had always wanted a revolver like that since I was a little boy toting my chrome cap gun!
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