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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:20 pm 
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The source I've found sells the cylinder with the barrel, no other way. Pricey but maybe a good investment. .45ACP is practically a proof load compared to the .455 Webley. Or I could get a press and load up some powderpuff stuff.

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In all seriousness, the stiff trigger does at least give you some sort of guarantee that it won't go off on its own, since there is no safety.


You can achieve the same effect with something that doesn't make women cry, grown men wince, and cause much nashing of teeth. Though you certainly won't shoot it accidentally, even with the hammer cocked back. ;)

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And the sights aren't necessarily crude, they are really all that you would need in a standard fire fight (I wouldn't dare aim at anything over 25 yards).


It's great for getting a coarse sight picture but it's lacking for precision, IMO. Points naturally though.

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The source I've found sells the cylinder with the barrel, no other way. Pricey but maybe a good investment. .45ACP is practically a proof load compared to the .455 Webley. Or I could get a press and load up some powderpuff stuff.

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In all seriousness, the stiff trigger does at least give you some sort of guarantee that it won't go off on its own, since there is no safety.


You can achieve the same effect with something that doesn't make women cry, grown men wince, and cause much nashing of teeth. Though you certainly won't shoot it accidentally, even with the hammer cocked back. ;)

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And the sights aren't necessarily crude, they are really all that you would need in a standard fire fight (I wouldn't dare aim at anything over 25 yards).


It's great for getting a coarse sight picture but it's lacking for precision, IMO. Points naturally though.



The only company that sells .455 Webley moulds is RCBS, and depending on the site you're looking at, they can sell from $85 to $120 for a single round mould. I've been looking for a long time. And even now that I have money, lots of brass, and a friend with a complete loading set-up (even the lead), I still can't justify spending that much money on what is essentially a block of metal. I'm sure you could use .45 Long Colt bullets instead, as my friend's father suggested. However, many Webley enthusiasts claim that a true hollow based bullet will get you much greater results.

I would hardly call the .455 a powderpuff load. When I loaded my rounds, I used about 6.5g of Hercules Blue Dot powder, and that was on the "mild" side of the load chart. To be perfectly honest, it could use an even smaller charge, because all that matters is the 265 round nose, hollow base, cast bullet hurtling toward the target.

Once again, the sights don't need to be any more precise than they were designed. I was told by someone on a forum that the sights are set at 100 yards, but I'm not sure how true that is. Pistols, especially those of the Webley persuasion, are not particularly helpful at ranges greater than 50 yards (25 yards in most cases).

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The only company that sells .455 Webley moulds is RCBS, and depending on the site you're looking at, they can sell from $85 to $120 for a single round mould. I've been looking for a long time. And even now that I have money, lots of brass, and a friend with a complete loading set-up (even the lead), I still can't justify spending that much money on what is essentially a block of metal. I'm sure you could use .45 Long Colt bullets instead, as my friend's father suggested. However, many Webley enthusiasts claim that a true hollow based bullet will get you much greater results.


In my dreams, I never lack for money. ;) Alas.

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I would hardly call the .455 a powderpuff load.


The highest I've seen for a .455 Webley load is about 13,000 PSI. .45ACP regularly hits in the 16,000-19,000 PSI area. So a .45ACP loaded to .455 Webley pressures, what I was thinking of, would be a powderpuff load.

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I was told by someone on a forum that the sights are set at 100 yards, but I'm not sure how true that is.


Given the "optimistic" range settings on some firearms back then, it's possible. One way to test: shoot at 30 to 50 yards. If it hits high, it's sighted at 100.

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My Webley shoots very high at 25 yards (I have to aim below the targe to hit the centre). But I'm not the best at pistol shooting, as I've only fired it maybe 5 times in the two or three years I've had it, and I've only put about 50 rounds through it myself.

I knew the Webley had lower pressures, as most ammo, including the rare milsurp stuff, only hits around 650FPS, while the most common for .45ACP is around 850FPS.

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Wouldn't the bullet go much further than 25 yards?

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Wouldn't the bullet go much further than 25 yards?


Of course, but from a handgun, accuracy (as well as stopping power) greatly diminish at ranges further than 25 - 30 yards.

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ahhh so thats what rifle shultz used in hogans, i wondered about that one a while back.

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Wouldn't the bullet go much further than 25 yards?


Of course, but from a handgun, accuracy (as well as stopping power) greatly diminish at ranges further than 25 - 30 yards.


Human accuracy. The handgun itself will shoot out to 100 yards just fine. You can too, if you focus on the basics. And shoot a big target. :D

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Human accuracy. The handgun itself will shoot out to 100 yards just fine. You can too, if you focus on the basics. And shoot a big target. :D


Perhaps if you're shooting at a grounded Zeppelin ;)

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Feanaro, is that bermingham england you live, or is that yet annother place in america thats named after an english city,

Nice find youv got there, insainly envious.

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He has guns in his house, ergo, he lives in the US.

There's a Birmingham, Alabama, and probably a few other places.

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