.45 Colt

My 1872 Open Top revolver is in .45 Colt, and I eventually want to build up a collection of reproduction firearms, which will ideally all take the same caliber and loads.

Firearm: 1872 Open Top Revolver


A cowboy plinking load, using 200 grain cast lead bullets and Trail Boss powder.

BulletOregon Trail 200 gr. RNFP
PowderTrail Boss

Hmm. I might consider using Titegroup for this, which would have similar velocity, but be a little more cost effective.

Oregon Trail 200 gr. RNFP: This bullet may have a Brinell hardness of 15.