45 Long Colt Ammo

Introduced in 1872, .45 Colt ammunition was originally a black powder cartridge used in the Colt Single Action Army. It is most common today in cowboy action shooting--and unlike some calibers used for such activities, it was actually used during the "Wild West" period!

Most .45 Colt loads use bare lead bullets, which are well-suited to shooting both paper and steel targets but may not be allowed at indoor ranges due to lead exposure concerns. A typical action shooting load fires a heavy (over 250 grains) bullet at a muzzle velocity of around 800 feet per second. Defensive and hunting ammo in this caliber will have higher velocities and recoil to produce better terminal performance. You'll find both rounds for the field and for range training for sale here at Widener's.

Although new firearms chambered in .45 Colt are unusual, one popular revolver that can fire this caliber is the Taurus Judge. In some cases, a .45 Colt cartridge is a better choice than the 410 bore shotshell commonly associated with that gun.

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  1. Magtech 45 Long Colt 200 Grain LFN - 50 Rounds

    $33.85

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    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45F
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round 67.7¢ per round

    If you are looking for something highly effective and versatile, the 45 Long Colt is the round for you. Designed in 1872, the 45 Long Colt is no longer used for military service, but it is still fantastic for hunting, cowboy action shooting, and range training. When you want something historic and incredibly powerful to shoot, the 45 Long Colt is the round for you.

    Magtech has been making some of the best ammunition in the world from Brazil for years, using only the best equipment and quality control. These 200 grain, lead flat nose, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 705 feet per second and make round holes in the target due to their flat tips, making them prime for range training. With the high reliability and low cost of this ammo, you are set for a great time at the range.

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    These lighter rounds are great for cowboy action shooting.

    Review by Agarbers (Posted on 6/22/2018)

  2. Magtech Cowboy Action Loads 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LFN – 50 Rounds

    $35.00

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    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45D
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908168316
    Cost Per Round 70.0¢ per round

    Strap on your gauchos and load up your leather belt with these .45 Long Colt cartridge from Magtech's Cowboy Action brand. Just as the name suggests, these loads are expressly made for Cowboy Action competition and have features that make them a great choice for plinking and practice as well. Magtech is a Brazilian company that, along with parent company CBC, has one of the most expansive histories in the international ammunition industry. Their products are dependable, affordable, and highly recognized in the U.S. shooting sports. Each of these cartridges is made using a reloadable brass casing that can be reused in custom hand loads later down the line.

    The case has a fine ring of moisture sealant at its primer pocket to help protect the propellant and non-corrosive primer mixture from the elements both in storage and the humid environment of a cowhide holster on a hot, sunny day. The brass case itself is lightly crimped at its midsection to keep the lead flat nose (LFN) projectile from moving rearwards under recoil while in either a cylinder or tubular magazine; this prevents setback from causing a malfunction or hurting accuracy. The bare LFN weighs in at 250 grains which is heavy for the .45 LC caliber but has been loaded for low recoil, making it a prime candidate for shooting matches.

  3. Remington Performance WheelGun 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LRN – 500 Rounds

    $355.85

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    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU RPW45C
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700478715
    Cost Per Round 71.2¢ per round

    This 45 Long Colt cartridge comes from Remington’s Performance WheelGun line of ammunition, which the renowned American company offers to revolver enthusiasts so they may enjoy perfect performance out of their favorite weapons however old they might be. This round’s Kleanbore primer provides remarkably clean ignition, so you can assure that your heirloom’s barrel will be spared from rust and corrosion. Its propellant minimizes residue accumulation as well, and its high quality brass casing feeds and ejects smoothly and is sturdy enough to undergo multiple reloads.

    This cartridge sports a 250 grain projectile, a traditional bullet weight for its caliber. The bullet’s lead composition makes it not only cost-effective, but permits it to maintain its momentum downrange nicely. Its round nose profile give it the ability to convey superior energy upon impact, and further improves its penetrative characteristics. It’s a versatile type of bullet that’ll serve you well for a variety of applications.

  4. Hornady LEVERevolution 45 Long Colt 225 Grain JHP FTX - 20 Rounds

    $19.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX)
    Use Type home defense, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 92792
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255927924
    Cost Per Round 99.3¢ per round

    Hornady's LEVERevolution 45 Long Colt ammo is perfect for your lever action rifle, saddle gun, and revolver. Each round is loaded with Hornady's Flex Tip technology bullet, which provides excellent accuracy and lethal knock down. The polymer tip in the bullet forces rapid and devastating expansion, which will drop your game quickly. You can count on this 225 grain ball of lead, copper, and American innovation to do exactly what needs to be done. Each round is loaded with a brass case, using a Boxer primer, and is reloadable. The advertised muzzle velocity is 960 feet per second out of a revolver, and 1,000 feet per second out of rifles. This is a great load which will make the most of your 45 Long Colt firearm.

  5. Hornady Cowboy 45 Long Colt 225 Grain LFN – 20 Rounds

    $20.00

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 255 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type home defense, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 9115
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255391152
    Cost Per Round $1.00 per round

    An excellent choice if you're in search of a great 45 Long Colt round for home defense, plinking at the range. This New Hornady ammo comes loaded with a 255 Grain Lead Flat Nose along with a Boxer primer that's loaded in a Brass case. With this package, you'll receive 20 rounds ready to fire. Plus, you know it'll come fast from our warehouse to your door because we know shooting ammo is a lot more fun than looking at it online or waiting on delivery!

  6. Federal Champion 45 Long Colt 225 Grain LSWCHP - 20 Rounds

    $22.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point(LSWCHP)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU C45LCA
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465093099
    Cost Per Round $1.14 per round

    Federal Premium always gives you fantastic products, and these Federal Champion rounds give you some of their best value target ammunition. You know you can trust whatever you get from Federal, because with over 90 years of experience, Federal carries a massively positive reputation.

    The 45 Long Colt was invented in 1872 and was one of the most influential and loved rounds of the day. Out on the American frontier, the 45 Long Colt was one of the top few rounds that cowboys would turn to to defend themselves.

    Try out these lead semi-wadcutter hollow point round when you are next on the range. With this fantastic bullet design, you will be making round holes in the target instead of the usual frayed hole, which makes for easier scoring, perfect for range training.

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