remington or colt?

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  1. Apr 27, 2011 #141

    Geraldo

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    Because conicals have been around as long as the revolvers. Colt had recommended loads for round ball and conical bullets.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 #142

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    You know where I stand: big gun, big bullet. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 #143

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    Don't forget, the original double-bullet mold that came with the Colts had 2 styles of cavity, the RB and the conical. Plastic little bullet carriers didn't come around for a few years after that! :wink:
     
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    Discussing plastic bullet sleeves is not allowed because they weren't invented until well into the 20th century. Same thing applies to jacketed bullets because although they were invented before the turn of the century they were unheard of during and prior to the Civil War.

    The Handgun Forum is a little special here and we do allow some discussion of things that are not permitted on the other forums like the fact that all of the C&B revolvers are basically "in line" guns.
    We do not allow discussions on them little brass cans that some folks stick powder an' boolets an' primers in though. :)
     
  5. Apr 28, 2011 #145

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    You wouldn't have that problem arise with a Remmie... :blah:

    I've never fired conicals out of my Army before. My Navy is, of course, .36, and I've fired the Taurus Belted Conicals through it, but they are much shorter.
    I'd say if you were gonna load conicals with a big Colt, a cylinder loading ram would make short work of it. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sho..._l=SBC;cat104792580;cat104701680;cat104218380
     
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    I don't load in the gun, so it's a moot point for me. I find it easier and faster to load the cylinder.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2011 #149

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    Folks say the darnedest things.

    While saying, "But unlike the Remmie, the loading cutout on my Colts is rather small, and I could see it being a PITA to angle a conical in there. " I think you must have been referring to the .36 cal 1851 Colt.

    The .44 cal. Colt 1860 Army was designed with conicals in mind. For that reason it has enough room under the loading ram to load most of the conicals that folks might want to use. :)
     
  10. Apr 29, 2011 #150

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    My new Remington 5.5 inch came in. I will take it to the range today and start a thread about it.
     
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    Zonie, if I may:
    As I said previously,"I've never fired conicals out of my Army before".

    You're probably correct here, but I never stated that I shot conicals out of my Army. Because I haven't. I suppose I should have pulled the two out of the safe and viewed them together before making a blanket statement like that, as I am doing right now, and I can see the Army is profiled better, and in fact the loading lever ram extends further towards the cylinder in the Navy than the Army, so...yes, it appears conicals would be easier to load. But I stand by my statement on the Remmie; conicals are quite easy to load on that particular gun.
     

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