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Old August 1st, 2020, 03:02 PM #11
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Ah , your not looking the right places .

Look to the load data for .45 Auto Rim aka .45AR . Same COL and case capacity , lower SAAMI pressure level . There's a fair amount of data for 250gr in the .45 AR
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Well, I have a LEE bullet mold in .451 round ball (138 gr.+/-) and one in .450 bullet (200 gr. +/-) that I used in my Walker & 1860 Army. In a pinch, I know of an old guy that could probably scrounge up about 400 rounds of Remington or Winchester military .45 hardball (Circa 1962) that has been saved for the revolution. There's also a container (100-200?) of mixed batches (hand-picked from Mr. Top Hat at a Timonium Show). The old guy had always wanted a 1917 (still waiting to inherit it from his uncle), but happily settled for a Ruger Security Six in the meanwhile.
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To stretch my ammo through the crisis, I'm thinking about reloading for and shooting my .45 acp revolvers in steel challenge. I figure the moon clips should make brass recovery easy and large pistol primers haven't completely disappeared yet.

I cast pure lead for shooting black powder, and would rather not get into alloying if at all possible. If I keep velocities low, would leading be a problem? The powders I have now would be Titegroup or Win231.

The 1917 does have pitting in the barrel that might grab some lead? The other option is a Ruger Redhawk. I shoot the 1917 better, and would rather use that one though.

I figure I won't really know until I try, but wouldn't mind hearing other insight. Thanks.
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If you said you were wanting to load a 1911, I would tell you how to make it work. On a revolver, especially a 1917, you will get leading. The reason is the forcing cone is going to be sloppy and, your pitting will also be an issue. If you can powder coat them, then it would work for you. I shoot PC bullets in some bores with pits the size of lead shot and they do well. If I shot even hard lead they would lead up inside of 20 rounds.
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Not even 2 weeks and still no 3% antimony comments? Is everyone stuck in a running car in a cul-de-sac or have they been taken to the other side by JosephIV’s ghost?
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Try over here for all things about bullet casting:
http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/

Their search works much better than the one on MDS.
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