45 acp bullets in a 45 colt? - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2016, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 61
Back To Top
45 acp bullets in a 45 colt?

Has anyone had any luck using 200gr. .451 bullets in a .452 45 colt? My hornady book says you can use .452 lead bullets in a .451 barrel but nothing about the other way around.
Liveoutdoors460 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2016, 11:49 PM
Regular Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tower City, PA
Posts: 1,048
Back To Top
Re: 45 acp bullets in a 45 colt?

Undersized and would probably affect accuracy.
PA/MDBowhunter is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 11:14 AM
Regular Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Allegheny county
Posts: 1,603
Back To Top
Re: 45 acp bullets in a 45 colt?

Swagged the barrel and mic it see what it comes out as..
some times its tighter then you think some times its more ""loose"" use a .458 round ball or a .454 size if you can get one... use dowl rod slowly tap it down then measure lands/groves.
reason you can go little bigger is again they are made little loose especially lower quality firearms and it basicley swagged the bullet down the barrel with a little more preasure build up.
slavage is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 06:40 PM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SE PA-Delco
Posts: 899
Back To Top
Re: 45 acp bullets in a 45 colt?

I have a Ruger with both .45 ACP and .45 Colt cylinders have never measured barrel or bullet but it shoots both about the same.

Freedom is NOT free!
Ralph46 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome