Originally Posted by rjd3282
45 LC can be loaded to 357 specs and damn near 44 mag specs. or loaded very light like a 38 special. The 45 colt caliber coupled with a Ruger is one of the most versatile calibers out there.
Not in the New Vaquero, it can't. The Vaquero is smaller than the Blackhawk and not made for hi-power loads. You could probably get away with 21 kpsi pressure loads, but I wouldn't go higher. The "Old" Vaquero, on the other hand, was simply a fixed sight Blackhawk and could handle the hi-power loads.