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Posted: 4/9/2006 10:04:08 AM EDT
I just picked up a new henry in .45 colt, does this shoot the .45 colt pistol round or the .45 colt lc round?? thanks for any help
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:13:21 AM EDT
It shoots the .45 Long Colt round, not the .45CP pistol round.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:25:02 AM EDT
thanks, there not very clear on there web sight either it just say's .45 colt
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:48:38 AM EDT
There's no such thing as a ".45 Long Colt", it's just ".45 Colt", and that's enough of a description.

1911's are chambered in ".45 ACP".

Does this answer your question?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:00:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 12:01:04 PM EDT by graywolf]
then what does the .45 LC mean? they have .45 colt .45LC colt.45 Long Colt 235 Gr. RNFP 50 ? thanks for any help
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:54:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By graywolf:
then what does the .45 LC mean? they have .45 colt .45LC colt.45 Long Colt 235 Gr. RNFP 50 ? thanks for any help



.45 Colt is the CORRECT term. 45LongColt=LC, 235 gr RNFP=Round nose, or Flat Point. [bullet weight and design.]

The .45 Colt can be loaded to 650 FPS [there is a new very voluminous powder that is PERFECT for this and designed to properly fill the case] all the way up to .44 mag and above level. The GUN itself is the safety factor as the case is so large. It is very easy to double or triple charge this round, so beware of reloads especially in this caliber.
RN=round nose
FP=flat point
HP=hollowpoint
FMJ=full metal Jacket
SWC=semi wad cutter
HC=hard cast
FMJHP=full metal jacket hollow point
LSWC= lead semi wad cutter
TC=truncated cone [nose]
ST=silvertip

.45 Colt has a scad of different bullet designs.

Lots of bullet weights but 240-250-260 are all pretty common. There is a 225 grain Silvertip round also. You can go heavier also. 300 grain loads are out there also as are heavier ones.

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:35:52 PM EDT
Forget what he said the .45 colt cartridge usually comes in the 260 grain bullets(even the weak cowboy loads)! If your pistol has a strong back-strap (like a BH) you can get up to 320 grain,cast hardened lead(for really big game)!

Bob
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:40:24 PM EDT
The 45 Long Colt is a military term so that folks could tell the difference between 45 Colt and the 45 Schofield or Short Colt. Both were in use by the military in the later part of the 19th Century. A weapon chambered for the Schofield could only chamber the shorter round, whereas the LC chambered weapons could use both types of ammo.

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