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Old 08-06-2017, 05:25 AM
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A member on a post I read made mention of using auto rim cases in a 45Colt gun. Never thought about it. Next poster stated that this is a no go.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thanks, Bob
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:53 AM
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It is a no-go.
Rims of AR are too thick, for one thing.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:27 AM
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It is a no-go.
Rims of AR are too thick, for one thing.
Thanks! If it was possible, I could use them in my JM & 25. I have plenty of ACP & Colt brass now. Bob
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:10 AM
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You would have answered your own question by trying to load an AR case in your .45 Colt and tried to close the cylinder! Or turn it if it is a single-action. Unless of course you don't have a .45 Colt, then what difference does it make?
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:17 PM
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You would have answered your own question by trying to load an AR case in your .45 Colt and tried to close the cylinder! Or turn it if it is a single-action. Unless of course you don't have a .45 Colt, then what difference does it make?
Unless you don't have any 45 auto rim to try in your .45 Colt, and don't want to buy a box of uncommon (read expensive) ammo just to try it - then the reason for asking the question makes perfect sense.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:57 PM
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Thanks! If it was possible, I could use them in my JM & 25. I have plenty of ACP & Colt brass now. Bob
You might enjoy having the option of using your JM like a standard revolver with Auto Rim brass. That's what Auto Rim brass was created for. It's rim is thick enough to fill up the space normally filled by the moon clips.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:43 PM
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You would have answered your own question by trying to load an AR case in your .45 Colt and tried to close the cylinder! Or turn it if it is a single-action. Unless of course you don't have a .45 Colt, then what difference does it make?
I do have a 45 Colt. Do not have 1 piece of 45 auto rim brass. Bob
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I do have a 45 Colt. Do not have 1 piece of 45 auto rim brass. Bob
If you don't have any Auto Rim brass why do you want to know? I'm being serious and curious, not wiseing-off. Is it the shorter case that interests you? If so you can use 45 Schofield brass.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:12 AM
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All I shoot in my 25-2 is AR.........I don't mess with moon clips. A friend of mine has a Ruger Blackhawk convertible with a 45 Colt, 45 acp and a 45 AR cylinder that he had made with recessed chambers for the AR round.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:38 PM
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I shoot AR in my one 625 that is chambered for 45 acp but those AR shells will not work in my other 625 that is chambered in 45 colt.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:07 PM
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Short brass was a trend in cowboy shooting a while back. They would trim 45 Colt brass to 45 ACP length and use an ACP load for their SAA rounds. I never saw an advantage, and that is a lot of case trimming! Some lever actions will feed properly with 45 Schofield ammo (my Rossi 92 & Marlin 1894 CB both do), but I never mess with ACP length ammo. Depending on the tube magazine capacity, Schofield length brass gets you one extra shot for a 10 round tube and 2 extra for a 14 round. I have found that comes in handy upon occasion! Some 1973's will work and some won't! (my 44 Special won't work with 44 Russian, but some do!)

I bought a guy out one time, 700 rounds of reloaded Schofield cowboy ammo for half of what the brass sold for. It works in any 45 Colt revolver with out a rebated chamber (of my 7, 45 Colt revolvers only 1 has a rebated chamber. It is always nice to have options.

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The shorter ammo will give you a round or two more capacity in a tubular rifle magazine. Beyond that, I see little point in using shorter brass. Back in my CAS days I always used .44 Special in my .44 Mag Super Blackhawks and my .44 Mag Winchester 94 Trapper. Mainly because I could get more rounds in the Trapper.
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...I see little point in using shorter brass....
I can think of two.
1) More positive ejection (cases shorter than the ejector rod)
2) Shorter rounds make for quicker easier reloads with speedloaders.
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Just to clarify, you want to shoot 45ACP out of a revolver chambered for 45 Colt, right? I never thought about doing that but I don't shoot long colt that often. Is that something a lot of people do?
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Just to clarify, you want to shoot 45ACP out of a revolver chambered for 45 Colt, right? I never thought about doing that but I don't shoot long colt that often. Is that something a lot of people do?
I do. Sort of. My 1917 commercial has been reamed to accept 45 Colt.
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