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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2016, 09:02:47 PM »
Seems they are all smoking dope and protesting Trumps election which keeps them loaded all the time so they don't need to "reload".
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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2016, 07:12:47 AM »
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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2016, 02:49:03 AM »
I have a question on 45 Schofield.
Do you use your 45 Colt Dies to load these, or would I need Schofield Dies?
This might be what I end up going with on my 1851 Cartridge Conversion.

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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2016, 06:51:00 AM »
I have a question on 45 Schofield.
Do you use your 45 Colt Dies to load these, or would I need Schofield Dies?
This might be what I end up going with on my 1851 Cartridge Conversion.

Hi SledMan, .45 Colt in an 1851? Maybe you have the Italian concept .44 caliber version of the 1851? My 1860 .45 Colt conversion cylinders can be used in the .44 1851 steel framed revolver. However, the Howell 1851/1860 .45 Colt conversion cylinders require a COAL less than the specified 1.60" .45 Colt. I load all my .45 Colt to a COAL of 1.550" so they will chamber in the 1851/1860 Howell conversion cylinders.

Is that why you are going to use Schofield, to not have any COAL issue?

While the Schofield and .45 Colt have slightly different case and head diameter I understand that .45 Colt dies will work for reloading the Schofield.

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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2016, 09:34:30 AM »
Hello Richard,

Yes, that is what I was wondering about the OAL of a 45 Colt being to long for the conversion cylinder.
Looks like it isn't going to be an issue if I decide to go that way.
I would still prefer to go 44 Colt, but I don't think I want to make a cylinder (way to many other projects).

Thanks for the input.

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Re: 45 Schofield loads
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2016, 01:38:04 PM »
I use .45 Colt dies to resize/deprime and seat/crimp. However, with my dies, I couldn't get the expanding die seated down low enough to expand the case mouth with the .45 Colt die, so I use a .45 ACP die for that.