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Thread: 45 Colt for Cap and Ball Conversion cylinder

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Feb 2016
    South Carolina

    45 Colt for Cap and Ball Conversion cylinder

    I normally use 25:1 for my cast in the 45 Colt. I have a stock pile of SOWW and was wondering if anyone has use this for their conversion cylinder.

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    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2005
    Butler, MO
    I don't have a conversion cylinder (yet), but I would use anything as long it as it wasn't harder than wheel weights. Use a good lube and size them right.


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    Boolit Man
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    Mar 2011
    Western, MO
    My brother has several and just uses whatever scrap lead he can get to put on top of trail boss.

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    Boolit Master Outpost75's Avatar
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    May 2013
    over the hill, out in the woods and far away
    Your soft SOWW lead as proposed is ideal for standard pressure .45 Colt loads. I use 1:30 or 1:40 tin-lead with black powder and 50-50 COWW and plumber's lead with 1% tin added otherwise.
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