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45 Colt ~ 255gr SWC ~ 1000 Rounds
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45 Long Colt Ammo

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- 45 Colt (Long Colt)
- Quantity: 1000 Rounds
5 Boxes of 200 Rounds
- Free Ammo Crate

- Velocity: 900 fps (pistol)
- New Manufactured
- Federal Primers
- Bullet: 255 grain SWC
- New Starline Brass
- $0.63 Per Round
Our Price: $629.99

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45 Colt Ammo (Long Colt Ammo)
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255gr SWC Ammo

This 45 Colt ammo is not a "cowboy load" but still in the within SAMMI spec for "45 Colt standard pressure". We wanted to offer a 45 Colt ammo with a little more knockdown power then the competitive cowboy action loads that we offer. The semi wad cutter style bullet has been popular for years as a personal defense round and as a great hunting bullet. Many people today still prefer the hard hit lead bullet over the newer defense ammo designed to fragment. This 45 Colt SWC Ammo works great in the pistol but may have feeding issues in the rifle's because of the flat edge of the bullet itself. Our 45 Colt ammo uses nothing but the best components on the market. Handed loaded with new Starline brass, Laser-cast hard alloy bullets, and Federal primers this ammunition is clean shooting and accurate.
We offer a standard 50 round box, or for those looking to save a little money at the range, we offer bulk ammo discounts on both our 200 round bulk box, and on our 1000 round option. For more information be sure to check out the spec sheet below.

45 Colt Ammo 255 grain SWC
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  • Similar to most great Western cartridges, the .45 Colt started out as a black powder cartridge and was developed in 1872 for the Colt Single Action Army, the famous Peacemaker. Like many cartridges over the years, much of its success and popularity is in part due to the U.S. Army adopting the 45 Colt as the official US military handgun cartridge. You may also see or hear 45 Colt ammo referred to as 45 Long Colt ammo or 45 LC ammo. 45 Long Colt ammo was just a nickname that was developed to differentiate it from the slightly shorter but very similar 45 Schofield. 45 Colt Ammunition and 45 Schofield ammunition were both used by the military in the same era, so naturally the nickname helped to distinguish between the two. One interesting fact about the 45 Colt that a lot of people do not realize is that the original 45 Colt ammo did not eject reliably out of the rifles, based largely in part to the minimal rim on the casing and due to the fact that it was not designed to be a rifle cartridge like the 44-40 cartridge. Modern advances have since created a thicker rim and the ability to cycle 45 Long Colt ammo through the lever action rifles, with many manufactures today cambering their lever action rifles in .45 Colt.

    At Powder River Cartridge, we take pride in both our 45 colt ammo and in the history of the cartridge, as well as the guns that it runs in. We offer .45 Colt ammo options for competitive cowboy action shooting, general plinking/shooting, hunting, and even personal defense. The 45 Colt is very popular both for its nostalgic history in this country and also because it truly is a very versatile round that can do it all. After nearly 145 years of use, there must be some reason it is still a popular choice. With some more recent guns reaching the market, such as The Judge pistol, there seems to be a revived interested in the historic cartridge.

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