What type of ammo ?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Harleygunner, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Harleygunner

    Harleygunner New Member

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    I have a Uberti 1858 Remington New Army, and am thinking of getting a conversion cylinder to allow using center fire .45 cal ammo.
    I have a Ruger New Vaquero .45 Colt, and I reload for it. I have been loading 250 gr laser cast lead, with 8.4 g Unique, and 6.2 g Bullseye.
    My question is can I shoot these rounds after conversion, or do I need to load a little less powerful round ?
    Any ideas would help, thanks.
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    You should be ok with those. Just keep velocity under 1000 FPS.
     

  3. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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    HG - what Hawg
    says is good advise. I have a Pietta 58 Remington with Taylor Arms conversion cylinder, shoots well with my reloads around 900 fps .
     
  4. Harleygunner

    Harleygunner New Member

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    Thanks, guys for your reply. My loads have been in the 785 to 840 fps, so I guess I'll stick to that when I do the conversion.
     
  5. mich1377usmc

    mich1377usmc New Member

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    HG - just make sure the cylinder timing is good or you will shave alot of lead