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45 Long colt load needed
trainman115 Member Posts: 119 ✭✭
edited September 2012 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I have lots of Sierra #8820 45 cal bullets and IMR 800X powder can any one tell me a good starting load I am shooting hem out of a OLD 92 winchester and a ubertia hand gun Thanks for any info
Whatever caliber it's in, I wouldn't worry about it coming apart.
Keep loads for the Uberti to no more than 900 fps with that Sierra 240-gr JHP. The same loads fired in the rifle will probably give you 1000 fps.
select pistol and 45 colt get data
many loads for 800x
Always good to ask. I wouldn't hesitate to use data for a 250 gr to load 240 gr bullets especially in the starting end. I do question the use of jacketed bullets in soft bbls.
Thanks but no loads for the 240 grain JHP I am not sure if I can use the 250 grain load data or not Ed
Yes you can.
so you can expect a maximum gain out of the longer barrel.
The 92 action is very strong and in its' day, high speed ammo was specifically made for it and marked "For Winchester 1892 Only".
The conversion can't be that old because until the early-mid 1960's balloon head cases were still being made for 45LC. Not having an extractor groove they can't be used in the '92 as there is too little rim to grip. That was solved with the 38-40 and 44-40 in 1873. After the 1960's the 45Long Colt became a viable lever gun candidate.
There are shops that specialize in reboring and rerifling shot out barrels. Your rerifling job was a good one.
Reboring the barrel to a different caliber is a standard job, the real gunsmithing challenge was to get the action to feed a straight walled cartridge instead of the bottleneck it was made for. Even a .44-40 has enough bottleneck to help feeding out of a tubular magazine.
Stick to standard loads, as said up to 900 fps from a revolver.
The 92 action is strong but the barrel shank is rather small diameter. I have read of bulged barrels in .44 Magnum conversions and a .45 Colt Ruger-only load would have the same risk.
The American Rifleman Gunsmithing guide gives detailed instructions on converting 38-40 & 44-40, 92s to 44 Mag. The smaller 32-20 & 218 Bees can be reworked in a similar fashion to 357.
Since ammomakers stopped making high speed loads for the 92 and others,these calibers became illegal for deer hunting. Conversions became popular to make 92s more practical and legal for deer hunting.
It's not just a rebore job.