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Col Del Rio

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45 ACP Ammo
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:34:57 AM »
Greetings,

Is there good factory ammo for WR pistol shooting. I don't (as of yet reload) and would get a good stock of factory loads to begin with.

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 12:28:33 PM »
WR pistol shooting?

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 02:16:35 PM »
Col - Welcome!  First of all, for Wild Bunch (WB) the 45 ACP ammunition has to be lead bullets.
Looking around the Internet for you, here's the best price I could find for you at Buffalo Arms, which is in stock ... http://www.buffaloarms.com/45_ACP_Ammunition%20_it-1080901.aspx?CAT=4439
Only a couple of other vendors with 45 ACP with lead noses - but double the price

You might want to also read the Wild Bunch Rules Handbook ...
http://www.sassnet.com/Downloads/RO/Wild%20Bunch%20Handbook%20v7_1.pdf

If you are planning to reload:
* Buy once fired 45 ACP brass
* 1000 bullets - 200gr
* Large pistol primers
* Unique or Red Dot powder (if you can find either now)
* Dies and a press - your in business at less than 1/2 the cost of store bought
« Last Edit: August 31, 2014, 02:20:16 PM by John Boy »
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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 02:41:30 PM »
get 230 grain bullets rather than 200 grain it will be easier to make power factor.

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 05:30:06 PM »
Cabelas has RNL reloads in bulk
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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 06:59:50 PM »
45 ACP brass is available with Small Pistol Primers or Large Pistol Primers.

Ask your supplier of brass, whether new or used, whether the brass is SPP or LPP. 

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Col Del Rio

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 12:07:17 AM »
Thanks All.  Getting started is quite elaborate.  After I get the firearms, guess next step is reloading gear. 

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 07:19:14 AM »
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Ask your supplier of brass, whether new or used, whether the brass is SPP or LPP.
Both new and used brass sellers will identify SP or LP.  The used brass vendors will say 'maybe some SP cases in with the LP cases and I've been sold used brass with very few SP cases
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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 07:46:17 AM »
Thanks All.  Getting started is quite elaborate.  After I get the firearms, guess next step is reloading gear.

Yep, Wild Bunch generally is a "reloading required" sport.   No one really makes excellent ammo, although there are a couple of adequate ammo sources.

Powder River has ammo that was spec'd out by Evil Roy.   There have been generally good reports about it, after early lots were a little light to meet Power Factor.

http://www.powderrivercartridge.com/Cowboy-Action-Ammo-s/28.htm

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 11:27:49 AM »
Col Del Rio, where ever you get your ammunition be sure to chamber check each round prior to going to the range to make sure you do not have some fat rounds that will not chamber...
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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 11:49:17 AM »
CDR, I'm a little slow to second but hoodoo brown that is loading the BAMM rifle ammo will also custom load the WB 45acp ammo for you his company name and phone number are in the post "loaded BAMM ammo ". He loads high quality match ammo at reasonable rates. Dusty Boddams

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 04:29:50 PM »
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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 06:30:49 PM »
JB, thank you for posting the link. I need to get to where I can do that too.  DustyBoddams

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Re: 45 ACP Ammo
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2014, 07:56:03 PM »
Have no connection with or have used their products, but this looks pretty good.
https://www.pbrammo.com/catalog/perfect-cowboy-ammunition%E2%84%A2/deputy-line/45-acp-wildbunch


I use 230 grain and it has absolutely nothing to do with easier to make power factor. You can make power at a lower velocity with a  softer recoil impulse. Faster followup shots and less movement off target. Learned that from J. F. Norfleet.