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i bought one second hand[my friend has over 15k in engine for his race truck and it's still not enough!] in 45lc and wow! just went out and shot it today, the loads i had at home were for the vaquero, so both were pretty stiff, one being redline to barrel leading with bullseye/250gr.lfp[could not find post-it note spec. in coffee can of ammo as to powder charge] but muzzle whip was severe, 4"to 6 " high @25yds. the other was about 75rd. loaded with 17gr. h4227 that one was more to my liking in that little beast. the one point i'd like to share is that when i first loaded the pistol, the weight felt like it actually doubled in my hand,with those 5 cartridges[this my friends,is about as 'advanced' as i've gotten with the light weight material out there]

thanks for letting me share, as i plan to to leave a few more boot prints on this planet.

thanks.
 

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Yeah, I've got an Ultralight Titanium in 45LC myself. Seems to shoot pretty well, but I do wish it didn't have those ports in the barrel. LOUD as all get out.

One problem I found is that if you reload your own ammo, you need to REALLY crimp those projectiles. Recoil is so sharp that by the third shot, the last remaining cartridges in the cylinder will have walked part of the way out of the cases and will bind the cylinder, keeping it from turning.
 

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thanks a heap for your reponse, rich,on this one ! i don't even know why i bought it to begin with[i felt like i stole it @$300] but i think i have the crimp on my reloads down pretty good.but given that,and that the cylinder ejector rod 'can' back out,[binding up the whole works] are basically the only two problems,i think,a person would encounter with these nightstand/backpocket
buddies. i love the 'given' defensive reliability of the wheelgun. :cool:

thanks. p.s if you want rattle snakes, i got them here! as i have to kill about 3to4 a year when they get into the back yard around the pool and the girlfriend has a kineption fit [i can't blame her]
 

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You got a good deal on that Taurus. If I found one in 45LC or 44spl for $300, I'd buy it too. Thanks for sharing.

RIKA :)
 

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If I remember correctly, I paid around $300 for mine as well. So I think if you keep your eyes peeled and attend a few gunshows, you might find one at that price. Of course, if you hear all the dealers whining about poor sales at the show, that might give you some bargaining advantage if you see one a little higher than you would like to pay. Those guys want to at least pay for the trip to be at that show, so a little money is better than NO money.

Speaking of which, I look at some of the ammo dealers and all that heavy crap they have to lug around. No way I would want to do that every weekend unless I was making a LOT of money at the shows!
 

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wheelgun or not, those sort of loads dont amouint to much, and the slowness of repeat shots would really suck in a gunfight.
 
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