45 Long Colt Bullets

45 Long Colt Bullets for Reloading

The products on this page are only the projectiles. These packages are intended for reloaders and will not fire unless combined with gunpowder, casing and primer. Head here for loaded 45 LC ammo ready to shoot.

The 45 Colt (often referred to as the “45 Long Colt” to prevent confusion with the 45 ACP or the now mostly defunct 45 Schofield) was introduced in 1872 to accompany the U.S. Army’s new Colt Single Action revolver. The original 45 Colt cartridges were furnished with bullets weighing 230 to 255 grains, and were loaded with 28 to 40 grains of black powder for a muzzle velocity between 900 and 1,055 fps. (Many experts would tell you that the 45 Colt’s muzzle velocity should not exceed 800 fps, although load data for four-digit muzzle velocities are readily available. These are not intended for classic Colt SA revolvers, but rather Ruger’s modern and much stronger revolvers.)

The 45 Colt actually predated the invention of the full metal jacket by ten years. That means the most common 45 Colt bullets for reloading are historically accurate lead round nose bullets, although flat nose bullets and wadcutters are also popular among handloaders. There are load data for jacketed .452 bullets available as well.

Colt revolvers predating WWII have barrels with .454 groove diameters. After the war .451 to .452 groove diameters became commonplace. It is possible to fire .454 bullets through the older, smaller barrels, but pressure will resultantly increase. Take care not to create pressure that is too powerful for a classic revolver’s chamber to manage.

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  1. Mixed .451 Bullets – 250 Count (Not Ammo - for Reloading)

    Mixed .451 Bullets – 250 Count (Not Ammo - for Reloading)

    $30.00

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 12.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight Not Applicable
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 Caliber, 45 Colt, 45 GAP, 45 Long Colt
    Quantity 250
    Bullet Type Unknown
    Manufacturer Mixed
    Manufacturer SKU 451MIXEDBULLETS

    These component bullets are not loaded ammunition. You cannot use these bullets unless you handload your own ammo!

    Are you looking for a great deal on component bullets for 45 ACP, 45 GAP, or any of the other cartridges that demand a .451 diameter projectile? Then you’ve just found the X that marks the spot!

    As we move mountains of component bullets across the countryside, we frequently receive damaged boxes that aren’t suitable for shipment. (Sometimes we even damage those boxes ourselves in our warehouse.) Once we’ve collected enough bullets we sort them out by diameter and offer them for sale in lots of 250.

    What we don’t do is sort the bullets by weight or type, which means the .451 diameter bullets in this bag could very well represent every weight and style possible. You might get a mix of 185 grain and 230 grain bullets, FMJs and JHPs – it’s a true handloader’s grab bag! Once you’ve weighed them out and sorted them yourself, you’ll be ready to put your reloading press to work!

    Customer Reviews

    Mixed .451 bullets

    Purchased 2 bags of these and had one full bag of lead. Other had about 30 / 40 cal/ 10mm bullets ( can't use), and the other were FMJ mixed, Meh! Not sure if I would buy any more.

    Review by Chachi Pop (Posted on 5/12/2021)

    MIxed .451 bullets

    I was quite disappointed as they were not what I expected. If you look at the photo you provided as Mixed .451- 250 count the bullets in the photo were copper and copper jacketed. I received lead bulletts all in 230 gr. they werent a mixed lot at all! Your add didn't once mention all lead or a mixture of lead. The photo was very deceiving, as was the add. If I had known what I was getting I wouldn't have ordered them!!!!

    Review by Randy (Posted on 4/15/2021)

    Very fast service and great products

    I've ordered several times in the past and I have always received top rate service and products and with today's craziness, they still provide the same great service and products.

    Review by Fred (Posted on 4/12/2021)

    .45 ACP Bullets

    Great price on a bulk bag of bullets. Thanks as always!

    Review by AK (Posted on 3/3/2021)

    Keep your eyes peeled

    Consistent gn weight, great pricing for the current ammo-pocalypse!

    Review by Bill (Posted on 2/24/2021)

    Great stuff

    Fast shipping even in the middle of a pandemic. Great product, I was really pleased. I will be buying from them again.

    Review by AM (Posted on 2/24/2021)

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