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I have a colt anaconda in 45 cal. Is it safe to use the

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I have a colt anaconda in 45 cal. Is it safe to use the loads in this gun that are specified for Ruger Blackhawk and Thompson contender of the same caliber?

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I hand load and I have had this pistol for some years and have been thinking about using this for deer sized game next fall and I have only ran standard loads through it.

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If it makes any difference this pistol is stainless steel.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Firearms
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My name is Jon. I will do my best to help.

Generally speaking any load safe to use in your Thompson and Ruger should be safe to use in your Colt Anaconda. With that being said, I would start working up to that load by first starting with the lowest charge recommended for your particular powder and bullet weight. This information should be available in your reloading manual. Start with the lowest charge and work your way up to the load you are using in the other guns. Be sure to watch for signs of over pressure. This way you can play it safe. I hope this helps.

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