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Re: Cowboy 45 Special in 1860 open tops.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2020, 09:42:27 AM »

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Re: Cowboy 45 Special in 1860 open tops.
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2020, 12:22:33 PM »
FWIW, the Lee .455 Webley MK II dies work great with .45 CS.

Also FWIW.  Starline .455 Webley MK II brass works great in every .45 Colt handgun I've tried it in.  (SAAs both domestic and foriegn, a Schofield, an Open top, and a New Service.)  I was going to get some more CS, but this works nice for me as I have Webleys, thus the same ammo can be used in all.  Though I do have dedicated Colt and Schofield brass should more power be desired.
I have not had the same result, the .445 Webley MK II brass works well in at least 2 of my 1st Gen .45 Colts, but when I tried them in a 3rd Gen .45 BP frame Colt, the primers backed out.  The load was 20+ gr 2F KIK with a 250 gr bullet and Federal primers.
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Re: Cowboy 45 Special in 1860 open tops.
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 03:27:41 PM »
Primers back out with all loads.  The recoil sets them back in.  For some reason your load is a mite too light to reset the primers back in the brass.  Try increasing your load for a mite more pressure.  Your primers should then get pushed back into the brass.

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Re: Cowboy 45 Special in 1860 open tops.
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2020, 06:55:01 PM »
I have been shooting 45CBS  out of my Thunderers with biglube El Paso Pete Ultra Gamer 45's and as much 3F as I can jam in there I use lee .45ACP dies I just got a new crimp die I think its a rcbs, haven't used it yet. I have tried the BL .45 slim but I don't like the mold the bullets stick and the 150's shoot good I haven't tried the the BL250's yet they work great in my rifle though.
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Re: Cowboy 45 Special in 1860 open tops.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2020, 11:18:30 AM »
 :) Wallace F  ;)

Per my post on page one, loading Cowboy 45 Special with 45 ACP dies is not so bueno.  The ACP resize die imparts a slight taper to the case and the taper crimp is not such a good Idea with BP.  Suggest you use standard 45 Colt resize die and I really like a Redding 45 Auto Rim Profile Crimp Die.

PS:  I screwed up my reply above (fix'd it).  For crimping the Cowboy 45 Special I have found the Redding 45 Auto Rim Profile Crimp die to be superb.

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