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Thread: 30-06 for .45 Colt

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    30-06 for .45 Colt

    I have a Ruger DA, and have been trying to use cut down 30-06 or 308 cases with a star to hold the cases. So far I havenít got the length right, and I think the cases are to large and stiff
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    Among other issues- That thicker rifle brass probably won't want to crimp properly.

    As easy as .45 Colt brass is to find, I'd just buy some rather than trying to make it.
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    The 308/06' cut down has to be reamed or turned it's just too thick even at .452 .
    I have a Smith 1917 reamed for Schofield via 45 ACP reamer . Gotta turn every piece of rimless and rimmed Schofield length brass with no crimp .
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    Why not try 460 S&W brass

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    I believe the OP want to use 45 Colt volume cases with full moon clips used for 45 ACP. https://shopruger.com/Redhawk-45-Aut...uctinfo/90483/
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    Try some .45 Winchester Magnum brass. You won’t have the case thickness issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoreed View Post
    Try some .45 Winchester Magnum brass. You won’t have the case thickness issues.
    +1 was going to mention win mag brass as it's the closest thing so far to what you want.
    Got a .22 .30 .32 .357 .38 .40 .41 .44 .45 .480 or .500 S&W cylinder that needs throat reaming? 9mm, 10mm/40S&W, 45 ACP pistol barrel that won't "plunk" your handloads? Shoot me a PM! Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cylinderhone-756429174391912/

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