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is no problem. The end result is a gun that's 11.5" long. Colonel Wesson used an 8" barreled, N frame 357 to take elk and grizzly, and that gun is 13.5" long. It also got a 160 gr swc to 1550 fps. When you bring the 357's OAL of gun down to that of the 1911, the .45 just keeps on outperforming the 357. .45 Super cases are not a lick thicker thru the web than are R-P .45 ACP cases. Yet the Super gets 165 gr jhp;s to 1450 fps, in a gun that's 8.5" OAL. So the .45 Super nomenclature is just a way to protect gunmakers from lawsuits, hat might arise from using clunker guns and/or poor reloading skills.

The .45 ACP case, and the 1911, are quite capable of serious big game hunting performance. It's smarter, of course, to go with the .060" longer, thicker-webbed case of the 460 Rowland for such work, in a fully supported barrel and with heavier springs and a neoprene shok-buff in the gun. I wouldn't shoot such loads frequently, but then, most don't shoot much full charge ammo in their M29 .44's either.
 

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Yet Another wonderful offering from the Doofus Formerly Known as Tincan Among Otherthings..... :dope:
 
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