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Old 10-24-2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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The original Scofields fired .45 S&W which was a bit shorter than the .45 Colt. The modern Scofield replicas are chambered for .45 Colt. Even with modern materials the break top action of the Scofield is not as strong as a solid frame/swing out revolver. I would not EVER fire heavy loads through a top break revolver.

4227 is a decent choice for MAGNUM revolver loads but to get anywhere near 100% powder burn you MUST use a magnum primer and a heavy crimp to let the pressures build enough to burn off the powder. I have given up on 4227 in revolvers. It works OK in .30 Carbine loads and light loads for my .45-70 (with dacron filler). I was never happy with the residue and unburned powder when using 4227 in the .41 or .44 magnums.

For the Scofield I would look at a faster powder like 231. Keep the pressures down and enjoy the Scofield clone. If you want a revolver for heavy hunting loads go with the Blackhawk from Ruger.

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just a little bit of nit picking here. there is no such round as a 45 long colt! the cartridge you are talking about is a 45 colt. look at your caliber designation on your firearm and then look at your cartridge headstamp and then a box of ammo. you will find only 45 colt. that being said there are rumors out there that are new products out there that is reputed to say 45 long colt on them. i havent seen on if you have one or a box or a firearm that states " 45 long colt" message me please with the particulars. thank you

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Very true. There is no such thing as a .45 LC. It is simply the .45 Colt. BUT, with the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) floating around, some folks can get confused. Many, if not most folks refer to the revolver round as the Long Colt to avoid confusion.
Nicknames and misnomers abound in the gun world. I have never seen an M-16 cambered in .223 but many people refer to them by that caliber. Is an M-14 a .308? Why is a .22 LR when fired through a pistol still called a "long rifle"?
I personally do not get too excited about "long" being used with the Colt, but to each his own.

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I have been using Titegroup for quite awhile and have had very good results from it for all my 45LC loads-light or full power.

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Very true. There is no such thing as a .45 LC. It is simply the .45 Colt. BUT, with the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) floating around, some folks can get confused. Many, if not most folks refer to the revolver round as the Long Colt to avoid confusion.
Nicknames and misnomers abound in the gun world. I have never seen an M-16 cambered in .223 but many people refer to them by that caliber. Is an M-14 a .308? Why is a .22 LR when fired through a pistol still called a "long rifle"?
I personally do not get too excited about "long" being used with the Colt, but to each his own.
the gun world has LOTS of misnomers.the m-16 isnt chambered for the 223 cartridge it is chambered for the 5.56 nato and the are so close in dimension they can be interchanged however the 5.56 is loaded to much higher preasures. other misnomers? 44-40 actually 44wcf, 38-40 actually 38wcf, 30-30 actually 30 wcf, 30-06 actually 30 springfield 1906 or 30 government 1906 just to name a few. just some fun facts
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22 grns of 4227 is too hot for a break top revolver. 20 grns with a 255 gr semi wadcutter was a popular load for regular modern sixguns that the pressure was safe and would achieve 1000 fps. I bought a pound of it and that load was accurate and achieved the 1000fps in my 7.5'' ruger blackhawk. I would love to have a schofield like yours but would use 6 grs of reddot or 7 grs of 231 and have lots of fun with it. CD

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