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Question by youngfisherman. Uploaded on March 31, 2012
The difference is about the same as a .244 Remington and a 6mm Remington. Absolutely none.
The .45 LONG Colt was kind of nicknamed LONG only to differentiate the .45 Colt from the .45 Schofield.
i believe they are both pretty much the same. there is also the short that i think is used in the schofield. i think the short had less powder and was less powerful. 28 grains to 45 grains if i remember right. this is a question that can open a lot of doors since you also have the ACP and some british rounds as well. i can't even begin to go there! i do remember the webley, though.
wtf has it exactly right. The .45 Schofield became the standard cartridge of the U.S. army in the 1870's because it could be fired in both the Colt Peacemaker and the S&W Schofield. The .45 "Long" Colt could be fired only in the Peacemaker.
So can I shoot 45 long colt ammo in my 45 colt rifle???
Affirmative. All of my .45 Long Colt ammo is headstamped ".45 Colt."
There may be some brands of ammo that are marked ".45 LC," but I don't think I've ever seen any marked ".45 Long Colt."
I have 3 different brands of ammo , Hornady, Winchester, and Black Hills and they are all head stamped 45 Colt. The Hornady rounds are the new 225 grain Flex-tip rounds and the Winchester are the new PDX1 JHP bonded personel defense rounds.
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