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View Poll Results: What Is Your Favorite 45 Caliber Cartridge

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  • 45 Winchester Magnum

    1 0.26%
  • 450 Magnum Express

    0 0%
  • 45 Webley

    0 0%
  • 45 Auto

    28 7.33%
  • 45 GAP

    0 0%
  • 45 HP

    0 0%
  • 45 ACP

    117 30.63%
  • 45 Super

    1 0.26%
  • 45 Schofield

    3 0.79%
  • 45 Colt Government

    4 1.05%
  • 45 Colt

    126 32.98%
  • 45-70

    82 21.47%
  • 45-75

    4 1.05%
  • 45-60

    0 0%
  • 45-100

    0 0%
  • 45 Sporting

    0 0%
  • 45-90

    4 1.05%
  • 45-125

    0 0%
  • 45-85

    0 0%
  • Other

    12 3.14%
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Thread: 45 Caliber Cartridges

  1. #101
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    QUOTE=Txcowboy52;5327322]I happen to like the .45 auto rim myself.[/QUOTE]

    I'll second that one
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    With this poll you will notice at least two things.

    There is no "45lc" and due to the 45-70, the ".45 caliber bullet" is not a "pistol caliber"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savvy Jack View Post
    With this poll you will notice at least two things.

    There is no "45lc" and due to the 45-70, the ".45 caliber bullet" is not a "pistol caliber"!
    I have a BFR revolver in 45/70. Does that make it a revolver firing a rifle cartridge or does that make it a rifle and handgun cartridge?
    I also have Encore frames that I have rifle cartridges chambered in handgun barrel length barrels.
    The BFR with a 515 grain at 1450 is nice. Course it is a slight handful.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44MAG#1 View Post
    I have a BFR revolver in 45/70. Does that make it a revolver firing a rifle cartridge or does that make it a rifle and handgun cartridge?
    I also have Encore frames that I have rifle cartridges chambered in handgun barrel length barrels.
    The BFR with a 515 grain at 1450 is nice. Course it is a slight handful.
    It means that whatever the cartridge was designed for is what it is.....but can be used in other firearms.

    Just because it can be used in a pistol revolver doesn't make it a pistol cartridge. A .30 Carbine has been chambered in a revolver, does that make it a pistol cartridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savvy Jack View Post
    It means that whatever the cartridge was designed for is what it is.....but can be used in other firearms.

    Just because it can be used in a pistol revolver doesn't make it a pistol cartridge. A .30 Carbine has been chambered in a revolver, does that make it a pistol cartridge?
    Well,. While it is being fired in a handgun could it be called a handgun cartridge? I have 45/70 rifles too. There it could be called a rifle cartridge. Could the 44 Mag be called a rifle cartridge if it is being fired in a rifle?
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44MAG#1 View Post
    Well,. While it is being fired in a handgun could it be called a handgun cartridge? I have 45/70 rifles too. There it could be called a rifle cartridge. Could the 44 Mag be called a rifle cartridge if it is being fired in a rifle?
    If it is a rifle cartridge, it is a rifle cartridge that can be used in a handgun....or a tank, whichever you decide to argue.

    If I have a pistol chambered in .308, is it a pistol cartridge? No, it is a rifle cartridge that is being used in a pistol.

    I am at work and have nothing better to do but reply all day long....or at least until 6pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savvy Jack View Post
    If it is a rifle cartridge, it is a rifle cartridge that can be used in a handgun....or a tank, whichever you decide to argue.

    If I have a pistol chambered in .308, is it a pistol cartridge? No, it is a rifle cartridge that is being used in a pistol.

    I am at work and have nothing better to do but reply all day long....or at least until 6pm
    What if one calls a rifle cartridge/Handgun a "rifgun" cartridge?
    Just having some jocularity on a nice Sunday morning. None of this really matters. You know that. My wife calls me nutjob but that really isn't my name.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    thought it was a pifle
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    I shoot both and load both in hollow point the 45-70 And the 45 Acp
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    the only bullets that go through my 45 colt are ones I cast myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44MAG#1 View Post
    What if one calls a rifle cartridge/Handgun a "rifgun" cartridge?
    Just having some jocularity on a nice Sunday morning. None of this really matters. You know that. My wife calls me nutjob but that really isn't my name.
    You know, the more I learn about cartridges and the more I experiment with different powders and bullets in them, the more I think that designation as a rifle or pistol cartridge is pretty meaningless, sort of a relic of an old way of thinking about things - or at least, it's an artifact of a time when almost everyone was stuck using factory ammo with factory powder and bullet selections.

    If a distinction must be made, I feel like the most useful one is straightwall VS bottleneck cartridges, because that actually tells you something about how the cartridge functions and what kind of powder might be appropriate in it. Only to an extent though, the barrel length really should be considered when choosing a powder.

    I'm biased though, I mostly shoot the same two cartridges in both rifles and pistols: 22LR and 357mag.
    I'm a big fan of data-driven decisions. You want to make me smile, show me a spreadsheet! Extra points for graphs and best-fit predictive equations.

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    I like the 460 since you can shoot 45 LC, 454 Casull and 460. Covers the power bases in 45 calibers..

  13. #113
    I have three of those 45 calibers as favorites. Among revolvers is 1st , last, and always 45 colt. My two granddads told me was no such thing as 45 long colt. Is strictly 45 colt. They both carried that caliber as law enforcement folks for a lot of years. I am originally from Oklahoma, and one was a town marshall, carried an old SMITH 1917 in 45 colt, before smith had model numbers.
    The other carried an old SAA colt, for about 20 years as a county deputy, and sheriff.
    I went into the ARMY reserves at 17 1/2 with my moms permission, transition over to full time COAST GUARD, and carried a 1911 for 20 years, and had my own for about 30 years. I am now 71 and 1/2. My favorite rifle of all time, a Marlin 1895 45-70. I have a Henry Lever 45-70, and an old H & R single shot shikari 45-70. I also have an AR - 10 308, and a bolt , left handed ruger, 30-06.
    Load for all of them.

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    the 45-70 is one of the best do it all cartridges in existence IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoked turkey View Post
    the 45-70 is one of the best do it all cartridges in existence IMO.
    I'd have to agree with that

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