“Lipstick” 45 Colt

The ACME Bullet Company line of “Lipstick” bullets are a lovely bright red. ACME claimes they are cast with 92-6-2 alloy then coated and baked three times with Hi-Tek, prior to sizing. When I ordered from Grafs the bullets came in a wooden box. While obviously inexpensive it was much nicer than I expected! It would be very much at home as an ammo box in any Cowboy kit.

Cartridge: 45 Colt

Brass: Starline, nickel plated, new.

Primer: Rem 2½ Large Pistol

Powder: Clays 4.6gr (per Modern Reloading 2nd edition by Richard Lee, page 581, start at 4.6 gr for 777; max 5.9gr @ 931fps and 13100 CUP 1.6″ OAL)

Bullet: ACME (.452)200gr RNFP bullet with “NLG” coating

Crimp: Heavy Lee factory crimp


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