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Old 04-27-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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I made the big purchase of a .45 LC Scofield.I'm not doing well with the realoading. I'm using IMR 4227 22gr .235 Hard case bullet;and all the powder isn't burning. The residue powder is getting between the cylender and foweling the cylender from rolling as smooth as it should. Open to any and all suggestions.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Try 9.0 grs. of Hodgens HS-6. and Mag Primers,with a Heavy roll crimp.and 250gr. LRNFP bullets. this is a light,and accurate load I use in my Ruger Blackhawk,and my Cimarron Thunderer.
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I'll try it. Is that still a leathel load to carry when hunting? For that good close shot?
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Not reloading now but are you sure it is a .....45LC? Seems to me there were some Schofields that were chamber for a shorter, less powrful round.
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If it were a real Sofield it would shoot a regular Colt .45 and the action shooters have developed a cartridge called " The .45 Scofield" This is a reproduction by Uberti
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4227 can be a difficult powder to set off in a revolver case. You might consider switching to a magnum primer (work up a new load). Make sure you have a firm roll crimp on the case. Insufficient crimp can lead to incomplete ignition and the described powder residue. I have played with 4227 in .41 mag and .44 spl/mag but was not completely satisfied with the results. You might try 2400 or blue dot.
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Hell, don't want an arguement but there were original Scolfields chamber for a .45 round shorter than long colt way before action shooting; the Gov issued both rounds because the Scofield would work in the Lc but not vice-versa; realize this one is a Uberti not an original S&W but didn't know that at first.
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I think you have a scofield replica made by Uberti that chambers the .45 colt. H4227 at 20grs with a 455 gr lead bullet is a pretty standardload for the .45 colt. I wouldn't push a breaktop revolver with heavy loads and would stick to using faster powders than 4227. 7.5 grs of W231 or 6.5 grs of Red dot should serve you better with velocity up to 850fps. H4227 will spike in pressure if you overload it so you should be careful.
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4227 in my opinion never was a good powder for a revolver because it will always cause the problem you are having. My experience with it is that it works much better in a Thompson Contender or bolt action pistol (closed chamber)than a revolver. I would suggest you go to 8 or 9 grains of Unique and a 250 to 260 grain bullet. That will make for a load of around 900 fps and it will not hurt your gun.
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The other posters are 100% correct. While the reproduction you have is of good quality the design itself is not strong enough to stedily digest heavy hunting loads. I do like the schoffield design as a plinking gun. 4227 is entirely too slow of a powder to use in any loads except heavy hunting type loads,and then MY "go to" powder is H110. I would by all means reccomend unique,AA#5,or some other faster burning powder. If you're looking to hunt with a revolver,I would STRONGLY reccomend buying a ruger blackhawk to feed the heavy hunting loads thru as the rugers are among the strongest revolvers on the market.
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