posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 10:45 PM
good idea.. old military rds can't be beat; if you think about ammo availability
your cal. is awesome.
1. make your own bullets..
2. make your own powder. (with out it fouling up actions and moving parts)
3. load your own shells with out much trouble. (as long as you have primers)
4. cowboy loads rock like wild bill.
5. you can have brush gun that can kill a moose. (food)
The .45 Colt is the basis for the much more powerful .454 Casull cartridge, with the .454 Casull having a slightly longer and stronger case. Any .454
Casull revolver will also chamber and fire .45 Colt, but the inverse is impossible due to the Casull's longer case.
The .45 Colt, when loaded to its potential, produces greater power with less recoil and chamber pressure than a .44 Magnum. All of this is achieved
with a larger caliber bullet.
The .460 S&W Magnum is an even longer version of the .454 Casull and the .45 Colt. Likewise, .460 Magnum revolvers can also chamber and fire the two
lesser calibers, but again, the inverse is impossible.
The .45 ACP round produces inferior game killing ability, as it cannot use heavyweight bullets. It uses a much shorter overall cartridge length, with
faster burning powders and higher chamber pressures, allowing it to be used in more compact autoloading pistols and submachine guns. Because of this,
the .45 ACP is superior to the .45 Colt for military purposes. from wiki