There are some good, reliable "custom" ammo shops out there. I guess high on that list would be Black Hills. You can find custom 45LC up to greatly over factory recommended pressures with really big balls (350gr and larger). Customarily these loads work well in lever action rifles and well designed pistols (typically not SAA replicas or reissues). Depending on your firearm mfg. recommendations, you may want to call some of these ammo houses and discuss where you want to go relative to how much pressure you firearm can deal with. (I would love to tell you what I pile on my .45 Super Redhawk but I shouldn't, so I won't).jetsiphon said:I'm looking for something a bit hotter than the semi wadcutter that Federal offers in .45 Long Colt.
You are correct. The Vaquero uses significantly stouter frame than the old SAA Colt and many replicas. I don't know if the "New Vaquero" is as strong as the old, larger frame (and cylinder) one or not.sikhed said:I have the Ruger Vaquero in 45lc (stainless birdshead with a 4" bbl) Glad to say you can run the hot loads threw that with no worries at all. On the Vaquero, you can safely push the 45lc to 44mag power