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    Boolit Master
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    Mould Recommendation

    Mould recommendation for 45 Colt lever action(Rossi)?

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    The lyman 454190 works good in mine.
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    454190 does work, but has no crimp groove. Find the OAL, and use a Lee FCD to crimp into the boolet

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    Mine loves the Lee 452-255 as cast, no sizing. My mold drops them right at .453-.454". I tumble lube them with 1 light coat of BLL.

    With the slow twist rate you would think that you would have to push them really hard. But when I was working out my loads I got a pleasant surprise.

    The same load of 8.5 gr of Unique that I use in my Vaquero and my Blackhawk is deadly accurate in the Rossi. I have never chrono'ed them out of the Rossi but my guess would be 1100-1200 fps.

    And one more that surprised me. I have loaded 8-8.5 gr of Unique as a standard load for a long time. But I have a load that is even more accurate though not by much.

    The same Lee 255 gr bullet over 7.5 gr of Bullseye. What a great combo.

    Best of luck,


    Steve in N CA

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    I second the Lee 452-255. If your hunting deer, the NOE 280 grain WFN is tough to beat as well.


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    454190 is not recommended for tubular magazines. I cast a lot of 454190 for revolvers.

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    Ideal 454190 or Accurate 4X clone of 45410, 255gr RNFP
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    Is the regular standard .45 Colt's. (PB, 255 - TP is 190)
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    John

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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