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45 colt for hunting?

shootuadealshootuadeal Member Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭
i was just wondering if the ruger bisley vaquero is strong enough to handle the heavy loads for hunting listed in the reloading manuals. i plan on loading them with 300 grain hornady xtps. any advice would be appreciated. i have been loading them with 200 grain cowboy loads but have never really tried anything bigger. thanks

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  • wtroperwtroper Member Posts: 736 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yup, strong enough to handle the Ruger & TC loads. At least the older vaquero (full sized). I do not know about the downsized version.

    I load a Ruger Bisley with 250 gr XTPs to about 1200 for hunting.

    Good Luck.
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