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Old 01-30-2006, 09:34 PM
>triggerhappy >triggerhappy is offline
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SST in 45ACP

I bought some 50 cal muzzle loader sabboted hornady that were 45 cal thinking that they would make my 1895 Guide Gun ballistacly superior to other 45-70 loads. They miked out as .451 which is small for the 45-70. I then supposed they would maybe work in 45 ACP,has any one tried this? Seems like they would open up ok at ACP velocities,being a muzzle loading round. Any and all comments are welcome....I know this is an expensive way to go but just curious......I don't shoot Hydra-Shocks as a steady diet either.
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:00 AM
Ol` Joe Ol` Joe is offline
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Muzzel loading velocity is double the velocities of most 45 acp loads. The bullets likely are also too heavy for the ACP and data will be very hard if at all possible to find. I`d forget it.

The 45-70 is not a slouch with loads from the books intended for modern lever actions. The cartridge is not ever going to be a flat shooting round but is a very potent stopping cartridge for large game. The round nose and heavy cast bullets made for it at velocity in the high teens will drop anything in north America, and at a good distance.
The tubular mags on lever guns also call for flat or round nose bullets to prevent setting off other cartridges in the mag with recoil. The SST is a pointed plastic tip if I remember. I`d be happy with it as it is and not try to make it something it never will be.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:43 PM
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Saboted rounds have been used in rifle for years but they feed differently. I don't think it will feed out the magazine, up the ramp, tip over and into the chamber in a 1911 reliably but you can try.
Old 07-30-2015, 05:46 PM
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This is a 9 year old thread. I don't think the mods will be too happy. Just saying.
Old 07-30-2015, 06:20 PM
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TC, you missed one.
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