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Thread: Colt 1917 on the way

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    Boolit Master Rapier's Avatar
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    I found an old Lyman AR mould for the 236 grain that casts at 252 grains. I use 4.2 of 452 AA but understand that WST reloads similar. I just use 45 ACP and full moon clips, easier to get the brass, etc. The big meplat makes a handy pin gun for revolver with a 25-2 DA setup.
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    Mine like any load that works well in my 1911.
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    I've never bothered with clips for .45ACP revolvers in that I find it quicker to lift out each fired case rather then bother with clipping and declipping. I use .45 ACP brass exclusively because I have a lifetime supply. I'm considering trying the Arsenal molds 230 grain Keith bullet pictured earlier in this string, and wonder what (if any) difference would be evidenced by using clips to allow roll crimping. I'd be curious (as I imagine the original poster might) to hear comments on this approach.
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    Go with the 452423 and I like the 1/3rd moon clips as it makes for an easier partial reload. Big old rough, awesome beasts. Wonder what happened to them all./beagle
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    Ranch Products catalogs 1/3 moon clips. If I was worried about a rapid reload, I would use a .45 with a magazine, but that's just me. I like the 1/3 clips because they can be carried in cartridge loops.

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    I got to handle the revolver yesterday, can't believe how solid it is, built like a tank, the finish was much better than what was shown in the pictures... I have to be infringed of my constitutional rights for 10 days now before I can take possession of it... can't wait!
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    Just a tiny bit of maybe useful info, the Rimz clips are too thick to work in an S&W Governor, but metal moon clips work fine. The Rimz work just fine in all my other 25 series .45 ACPs. GF

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    I bought this mold from Accurate Molds for my S&W 25-5 45 Colt but after trying it in a 625-3, it shoots so well with Accurate #5, it has become my go to with Auto Rim brass. I run it between 790 and 800 fps and it is a pleasant load with s bit of smack to it.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by murf205; 12-07-2023 at 10:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murf205 View Post
    I bought this mold from Accurate Molds for my S&W 25-5 45 Colt but after trying it in a 625-3, it shoots so well with Accurate #5, it has become my go to with Auto Rim brass. I run it between 790 and 800 fps and it is a pleasant load with s bit of smack to it.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice! That is very similar to the NOE 454255, thats what I am going to load up and shoot with the 45 AR brass.
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    The revolver came in and I am pleased... the original walnut grips were a little small so I made some elk antler grips from a dog chew and they are larger and give the gun a better feel:

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check