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ok I have 45 colt cailber pistol's and rifle, so I need what is called a pop corn load for 45 long colt any help will be greatly apreicated.
 

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The Speer Manual lists 11 CAS loads for 225-230 gr flat nose cast loads.

Powder Grains Velocity
SR 4756 9.5-10.3 793-917
H Universal 7.8-8.5 813-887
Viht N350 8.8-9.7 783-857
231 6.5-7.2 788-852
Unique 7.8-8.5 804-850
Titegroup 5.6-6.2 775-832
AA Nitro 100 5.1-5.9 782-831
700-X 5.2-6.0 787-816
Bullseye 5.0-6.0 709-815
AA #2 Impr. 6.4-6.8 735-799
American Sel 5.5-6.0 724-782

If you have any American Select I would start there as I have used in shotshell loads and it burns clean and meters very well. Hope this helps.
 

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thanks for the help gives me a good start to see what will work for me.
 

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I like WARTHOG loads myself.
 

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in sass everything is timed so pop corn loads are what is needed.
 

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They only go "pop" instead of "BANG" when you fire them.
May I suggest either 6.8 to 7.0gr W231 or 7.2gr Unique with a 250 gr LRNFP. Very mild and easy loading and shooting. You need to find a good load that works with your gun & sights to keep it on target without major Kentucky windage factors. Change the powder or the bullet mfg and you may change point of impact. I like the heavier bullet in the Blackhawk.
 

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jimbo1096 hit the nail on the head in sass ya just have to either hit the traget or knock it down. No need for the full power loads as ya have to make several shots at each station. Right now I am using what I have in pistol's and rifle but I will be switching over to the 38sp soon as I can save the money up to do so. Its what everyone is shooting and cheaper to load and liter to carry to station to station. Thanks for the infro will try them all and see what works for me.
 

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I've had good luck with hodgdon clays load of 4.8gr under a 255 gr hornady lead "cowboy" bullet. Very mild and accurate.
 

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Looking in the Lyman #48 manual I found a suppper lite load for a 250 gr. bullet 8.5 gr. of H#6 moving at 640 that is pretty slow. I have a good bit of that powder as I bought a man out of his reloading years ago. So I am going to try that load and see how it works for me. Really don't want to spend more than I need to right now on powder and since I have the powder try it andsee how it does. I haven't ever used H powder before so this will be something new for me.
I will sure use all the in put I have gotten from ya 'll and I really do want to thank ya'll for all your help.
 

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Snuffy - do you have Hodgdon HS6?

If so I am showing with a 250gr LRNFP bullet 9gr start with 787fps and max at 10.5gr for 946fps. That's pretty mild.

Here are a couple from the MD Smith's Reloading Pages"
250 grain lead RNFP Cowboy loads
Trail Boss 4.5 gr. 606 FPS minimum
Trail Boss 5.8 gr. 727 FPS MAXIMUM
Universal 6.5 gr. 742 FPS minimum
Universal 7.8 gr. 941 FPS MAXIMUM
HP38 5.8 gr. 785 minimum
HP38 7.1 gr. 916 Maximum
Titegroup 5.0 gr. 716 minimum
Titegroup 6.2 gr. 881 Maximum
Clays 4.2 gr. 713 minimum
Clays 5.1 gr. 817 Maximum

http://www.reloadammo.com/45cload.htm
 

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yes I have several if not many pounds of HS6. Thanks for the help with the new powders, wow there has been many new powders out and here I guess I have been in a cave while this has been going on lol.
 

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I use Trail Boss for lighter than normal loads and am pleased with it for practice loads. Frank
 

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I plan to try that trail boss been hearing about it for a while now, I'll have to check it out.
 

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Snuffy, another powder I like is Hodgdon's Titegroup. It gives very uniform velositys & is very accurate for me & you can get a bit more velosity than you can with Trailboss. It will also load down to milder practice loads. Frank
 

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just ordered the dies for 44-40 WCF and 45 Scofield. Yep saw another lever gun I want its in 44-40WCF remake of the Winchester 73. I plan to shoot it some but mostly its going to hang on the wall over my saddles.
 

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i jusat tried trail boss and really liked it. Its very bulky and takes up a lot of room int the big 45 case and recoil is next to nothing i've been using it to teach my son with and he thinks its great
 

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well I guess I need to do some serious reloading to use up the existing powders that I have I can try these new powders. I guess I have been sleeping all a long.
 

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I have found 5 1 pounds cans of HS-5 I plan to load that up first to use the existing powders that I have but I will be trying out the new powders as soon as I am out of powder. Thanks again for all the help.
 

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Thought you said you had HS-6? Don't be wrong or sloppy when it comes to reloading-
no such thing as HS-5 that I know of.
 
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