I know this is a long range forum, but..
Last night I loaded up some 250 grain jacketed flat nose bullets with blue dot. I wanted something that I could shoot through my ruger vaquero AND my mod. 94 lever action. Shot them this morning, and they were incredibly accurate through both the pistol and the rifle. Problem is, 2 out of the 10 brass split down the side out of the mod. 94. None of the brass shot through the vaquero showed signs of pressure. Is there more pressure in the rifle just because of the barrel being longer?
I used 10.4 grains of blue dot, (minimum load according to hornaday book), and it also says "do not reduce"
Maybe the 2 that split were just old, and a coincidence.
I put a pretty heavy crimp on them.
any .45 colt reloaders out there? thanks, Dan