View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Wed May 04, 2016 9:00 pm

Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
.45 Colt cases / Hornady 452. -225 Gr FTX Trim Length ? 
Author Message

Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:33 am
Posts: 14
Location: Uhrichsville ,Ohio
Post .45 Colt cases / Hornady 452. -225 Gr FTX Trim Length ?

Hi All

I have the Henry Big Boy in .45 Colt . H006C
I like a .225 gr jacketed bullet ...Hornady now has the .225 Gr FTX for leaver rifles .
They have a reloading sheet with their bullets that tells you to train the .45 colt case to a over all length of 1.215/ 1.230 !!!! The suggested overall case for all other bullets is 1.280 .

I tried one case ( without a primer and powder ) that was 1.280 and tried to seat the Hornady 225 grain FTX . To just meet the Max over all loaded length The bullet had to be seated so far into the case that I wouldn't want to try it .

So I took 15 older cases I had and dimed about 0.050 off each one bringing it down to 1.230 Even at that the crimp almost misses the crimpring band on the bullet . With seeing this The cases would have to be trimmed to what Hornady says 1.215 length .

Those bullets fed / fired quite well with 10. 5 grains of AA # 5 and a medium crimp .

What I don't know id what will happen if I try and load use those cases with say a 250 / 255 grain bullet and whatever powder load is called for that bullet ????

I am going to try and just keep these cases that I have trimmed separate for the .225 Hornady FTX . ( just a added pain )

Anyone been into this ??

Jerry 944

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:28 am

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:25 am
Posts: 10
Post Re: .45 Colt cases / Hornady 452. -225 Gr FTX Trim Length ?
I reload for my Ruger BH 45 Colt, but have not tried those rubber pointy bullets from Hornady yet. From all that I have read/heard, the only way to use them is to trim the cases to an otherwise very short length (the factory loaded stuff is also very short brass). I would NOT try to use those short-trimmed brass with a "normal" bullet/45Colt load - the overly short case will raise pressure with a different, and heavier bullet. I would closely follow the Hornady recipes for those rubbery bullets..

Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:40 am
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 2 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.