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Old 06-28-2020, 05:46 PM
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I'm on an active hunt for a 625 in 45 ACP/AR and wondered if anyone has used the Buffalo Bore 45 AR products, either standard pressure or +P. I like the looks of their 255 grain LFN at 850 fps, but I'm wondering how close to published velocity that is from 3"-4" barrels. The 225 grain wadcutters also look good. Has anyone tried these?

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I haven't tried that loading, but I've chrono'd other calibers - .380, 9mm, .357 shot from the same gun or barrel length he used (he usually names the gun used in his velocity testing) and they were within 10-20 fps of what he published. If barrel length is not the same, I've often seen 40-50 fps slower cited for every barrel inch shorter.
He's proud of his product - call him up with your info and ask him. I'll think he'll be glad you are interested.
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All the Buffalo bore ammo I’ve used and chronographed has been very close to what is published. He will answer any questions you might have about any of his products. Some of his loads are my go to for carry rounds in more than a few calibers. They are expensive but worth it.


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That's great, thank you!
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If you reload, the classic 255 grain SWC 45 Colt cast bullet works very well. I size mine to .454" to accommodate the charge hole throats on my revolvers and they are very accurate.

As I shoot mine in 1917 (Colt & S&W) revolvers, I keep my loads out of the +P territory, but they'll knock a bowling pin over quite nicely.
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How do the pressures of a BuffaloBore 45AR +P compare to a standard 45 ACP??
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Same as 45 ACP +P according to the box.
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I checked Underwood, they don’t have the rimmed loads. I have found Underwood to be the quality of Buffalo Bore and far cheaper. But I will say BB is top flight—I think they and Underwood make the finest commercial ammunition made today.
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Same as 45 ACP +P according to the box.
I wonder how long before someone takes a shaved (converted) Webley Mk VI apart with one of these??
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I have tried 2 loads. They are hot. Much different than hardball. Expensive but great to keep for your first 6.
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Which did you try?
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#1 Standard pressure, 200 grn. JHP 1000 fps, 444 ft lbs.

#2 +P 200 grn. JHP 1200 fps, 639 ft lbs.

I could not get the other one I wanted, a hard cast solid SWC, not sure of the weight, 250/300?
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Very good, thank you. You were satisfied?
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As I said, too expensive for frequent range trips but outstanding ammo.
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I have a few boxes of BB 225gr +p wadcutters.

That big full diameter wadcutter should be an effective self defense round.

Might also be a reasonable bear load.

Have both a 25-2 and a 625JM to shoot it in.

The guy I bought the 25-2 threw in 500 rnds of AR handloads with semi-wadcutter bullets.

I've never shot any of those because I'm a bit leery of other people's handloads.
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Excellent, thank you!
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