Originally Posted by axxe55
i think that if a person needed or wanted a pistol for using when moose hunting, that there would be much better choices that a 1911 in 45 acp. personally i am thinking a 44 magnum or a 357 magnum would be better suited.
How about a 460 Rowland with a 255gr hard cast? Works for hogs and deer, not sure about Bullwinkle.
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From Buffalo Bore;
Buffalo Bore - 460 ROWLAND 255 gr. HC-FN
460 ROWLAND 255 gr. HC-FN 1300fps / 957ft. lbs.
Press Release for Buffalo Bore 460 Rowland Ammunition
Again, as a result of popular demand, Buffalo Bore has added a new cartridge to its line—the 460 Rowland.
The 460 Rowland, as we load it, is squarely at mid 44 magnum power levels. This means that a person can now carry a 1911 style combat pistol that has the power of a 44 mag. revolver, but is slimmer, faster to reload, faster to shoot and holds nine rounds instead of a revolver’s six. The 460 Rowland casing is simply a 45 ACP case that has been slightly lengthened so it won’t chamber in a 45 ACP chamber. It also has a stronger web area in the casing, so as to avoid "blow outs".
To acquire 460 Rowland test guns, I sent two of my 1911 45 acp pistols to Clark Custom Guns and had them install their 460 Rowland conversion kits. To date the converted 1911’s work great. I can fire a 255gr. hard cast bullet @ 1300 fps or a 230gr. FMJ-FN bullet @ 1350 fps. What a great "woods" pistol that still maintains combat pistol qualities.
We are using flash suppressed powders in each 460 Rowland load, so that if you have to shoot a bear or “bad guy” in the dark, the muzzle flash will not blind the shooter and we feel this feature is a big tactical advantage as most civilian shootings in America, occur in low light and we are willing to bet that most emergency wildlife shootings in the wilderness will be in low light too.
Note my real world velocities (below) from real world pistols, not laboratory test barrels.
Colt series 70 govt. mod. 5 inch with Clark 460 conversion
a) 1524 fps - 954 ft. lbs. - Item # 35A - 185gr. JHP
b) 1347 fps - 926 ft. lbs. -Item # 35B - 230gr. JHP
c) 1345 fps - 924 ft. lbs. - Item # 35C - 230gr. FMJ-FN
d) 1300 fps - 957 ft. lbs. - Item # 35D - 255gr. HC-FN
Colt 2009 circa Gold Cup govt. Mod. 5 inch with Clark 460 conversion
a) 1527 fps - 958 ft. lbs. - Item # 35A - 185gr. JHP
b) 1351 fps - 932 ft. lbs. - Item # 35B - 230gr. JHP
c) 1353 fps - 935 ft. lbs. - Item # 35C - 230gr. FMJ-FN
d) 1298 fps - 954 ft. lbs. - Item # 35D - 255gr. HC-FN