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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2016, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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Re: 45 acp bullets in a 45 colt?

Undersized and would probably affect accuracy.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 11:14 AM
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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.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 06:40 PM
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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.

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