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Offline BOOMSTICK BRUCE

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.45colt T7
« on: February 02, 2017, 08:14:27 PM »
so as most of you know i have gotten into reloading (the cost of .45colt is ridiculous!!!) anyway, i started with universal powder and 255gn swc's, im switching to trailboss due to being new at this and fears of blowing up my guns, but here is the question, is triple 7 loaded into .45colt brass and fired just as dirty as using trip 7 in cap and ball? i have a few rounds i have loaded up with trip 7 for trying out in my Remingtons and am wondering what the clean up will be like...
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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:30:56 PM »
so as most of you know i have gotten into reloading (the cost of .45colt is ridiculous!!!) anyway, i started with universal powder and 255gn swc's, im switching to trailboss due to being new at this and fears of blowing up my guns, but here is the question, is triple 7 loaded into .45colt brass and fired just as dirty as using trip 7 in cap and ball? i have a few rounds i have loaded up with trip 7 for trying out in my Remingtons and am wondering what the clean up will be like...
WELL the residue will be contained in the casing unlike in the chamber  so the chamber of the conversion cylinder will be somewhat cleaner.
However your barrel bore will be just as dirty.
You are still going to have to clean the gun properly
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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »
One thing I enjoy about shooting T7 in 45 Colt, it really gives a deep loud boom in comparison to low pressure smokeless powder loads. I fired a cylinder full at the local range and then noticed everybody else was looking to see what the heck was making that noise.
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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 09:38:06 PM »
I used to T7 in cartridges,  both 45 Colt and 44wcf.   It leaves your barrel and the cylinder face pretty dirty but T7 is easy to clean so I never minded that part.   Trail Boss is dirty too but you can leave the gun dirty and clean it later without worrying about corrosion.

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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 05:41:44 PM »
I to am going to start loading The in 45 Colt.
The cleans up easily.  I have left my guns uncleaned for days without any corrosion.

Are you guys using fff or ff

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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 06:09:04 PM »
Are you guys using fff or ff

I used fff with good results.

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Re: .45colt T7
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 11:31:10 PM »
I use Bullseye and T7 in .45 Colt and .38 spl.........
T7 is great for visual effect, and is as accurate, as modern smokeless at 25 yds.
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