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Let me explain.
There is a "Side match" in Cowboy Action Shooting called "Wild Bunch".

For these matches, all shooters must have a 1911, a 1897 12 gauge, and a lever action Rifle in .40 caliber or higher.

I've resisted this side match because I didn't want to load another caliber in a rifle AND .45 ACP to shoot the match.

THEN I heard that Cody Conager could do a conversion on a .45 Colt to chamber .45 ACP rounds.

I just loaded several 200 Gr. SWC and 200 Gr. RNFP rounds and they all worked great in the rifle and in my 1911!

I like it so much that I may even use it for my regular match rifle.




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That's awesome!!!


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I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow, but Externally it looks like any other 1873.




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A Winchester 1873 in 45ACP. Cool

I've been wanting a lever action, but having to buy or load in revolver calibers is a something I've wanted to avoid. But to get one in 45ACP would be awesome.


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Lots of work involved. Cody has to remove the barrel and cut it down.

Then recut the threads for the receiver.

Then recut a new lifter.

Worth the price!




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That's awesome. Someone needs to make a 9mm for giggles.


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That's awesome. Someone needs to make a 9mm for giggles.


Bill,

Actually, he mentioned that he has already built one, and is going to build another one for himself. He built one for a guy in Colorado after they passed the magazine ban.

My .45 ACP holds 15 rounds.I bet that the 9mm would hold 17 to 20.




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Sweet, 15 rounds of 45acp is no joke


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It sounds like a sweet rifle. The 200gr. RNFP, or 225gr. RNFP bullets would be a natural in that rifle I would think.

The SWC bullets in a tubular magazine though... kinda pointy Eek!
 
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It sounds like a sweet rifle. The 200gr. RNFP, or 225gr. RNFP bullets would be a natural in that rifle I would think.

The SWC bullets in a tubular magazine though... kinda pointy Eek!


If you lay SWC "nose to base" you'll see that there is no real danger in detonation.




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Waiting for that pictured you mentioned.
 
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Rolan, I just saw this thread...looking forward to the photos and range report Smile...hopefully to see it in person if I can get down your way later this year for a shoot...

Did he do the work on one of yours or is he selling reworked 73s?


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Rolan, I just saw this thread...looking forward to the photos and range report Smile...hopefully to see it in person if I can get down your way later this year for a shoot...

Did he do the work on one of yours or is he selling reworked 73s?


Bisley,

He will do either. I choose for him to do a whole new rifle. I've been playing with it this week. It shoots anything (SWC or RNFP) .452 size. My Ruger 1911 seems to like them too!

I am going to try to shoot it in tomorrow's match at Riverbend. www.rbrr.org

Come on down if you can get a day pass.




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I've put a hundred fifty rounds through the rifle.

50 200gr SWC
50 200gr RNFP
50 235gr RNFP

All ran flawless and really rang the steel. Little or no recoil. I DO need to get a butt cover for it. I feel confident enough that I'm going to shoot it this coming Saturday at the Piedmont match in Toccoa.




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Originally posted by Rolan_Kraps:
Let me explain.
There is a "Side match" in Cowboy Action Shooting called "Wild Bunch".

For these matches, all shooters must have a 1911, a 1897 12 gauge, and a lever action Rifle in .40 caliber or higher.

I've resisted this side match because I didn't want to load another caliber in a rifle AND .45 ACP to shoot the match.

THEN I heard that Cody Conager could do a conversion on a .45 Colt to chamber .45 ACP rounds.

I just loaded several 200 Gr. SWC and 200 Gr. RNFP rounds and they all worked great in the rifle and in my 1911!

I like it so much that I may even use it for my regular match rifle.


With those stubby little rounds you could load on Sunday and shoot all week!


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Rolan have you had a chance to Chrono the rounds?


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You rascalion SASS shooters...

Don't load that thing too light, Rolan. You do not want a bullet stuck in the barrel followed by another bullet.

PS: Our sheriff is an SASS shooter and NO ONE wants to test him in a gunfight. They might be the best shooters out there. Other guys buy guns and look at them. The SASS crowd actually pops caps.


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Rolan have you had a chance to Chrono the rounds?


No, I don't own a chronograph. I have to wait until a buddy brings one to the range.




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Ballistics by the inch.
This site has some pretty useful info as to what pistol caliber rounds do in carbine length platforms. 16-18" seems to be optimal for velocity in a lot of pistol choices, but I can imagine how a lack of substantial recoil would make for an exemplary SD or competition shooter.

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto.html




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I shot it today in a local match. I had 5 out of 6 flawless stages. The 6th was my fault. I didn't push the rounds far enough into the magazine, so it didn't feed right and cost me 10 misses. TOTALLY my fault, but I know how to fix it if I screw up again. I really love this rifle and will really enjoy shooting it.




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