Re: 45 Colt out of a Henry
If I were you I would check out some of the loads listed for the Ruger/TC Contender. My Lyman manual does show that with some loads you actually loose velocity when going from a 10" to a 15" barrel. If I were you I would try to keep my shots inside 75 yards and use a Hornady 250 gr XTP or Speer Gold Dot bullet and work up from 19.7 grs to a Max of 20.8 grs of 2400 powder that the Hornady Manual list for the heavy Ruger/TC Contender. I know that the 250 Hornady XTP bullet will do a number on a deer. I have shot a few with it from my muzzleloader.
Last edited by RT2506; 09-15-2009 at 07:25 AM.