45 Schofield is similar to the 45 Colt. Differences include head diameter approximately .010" larger, case length is 1.090" to 1.100" compared to 1.273" to 1.283" in the .45 Colt. Substantially less internal capacity for shooting light loads in most 45 Colt guns with no modifications. You may need to tune extractor on some lever action rifles, or decrease diameter of the ratchet on the cylinder by .010 to accommodate the larger head diameter in Ruger Vaquero and Colts. Also increases magazine capacity in rifles.
* Starline Brass does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are brass cases only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm.
I use .45 Schofield for better powder burn efficiency in my 4" .45 Colt concealed carry gun. The smaller capacity case provides more consistency shot to shot than the larger capacity .45 Colt case. The slightly shorter case also works better in speed loaders for my Redhawk. Great brass!
Paul O'Brian Glendale, Arizona
August 25, 2017
As with other Starline cases, first rate! I use the Schofield cases in my .45 Colt ( original, large frame ) Vaquaros without any difficulty whatsoever ( NO modification required ) . I was shown the advantages of the shorter ( but not too short, IMHO , as accuracy is NOT compromised ) .45 cases early on in SASS , by other .45 shooters who saved the .45 Colt cases for their rifles . Look up and read the history of this cartridge- you may be surprised.
John Riis-Christensen Atwater, California
April 23, 2017
I use this brass in reloading for a replica Spencer Carbine. Works great and never gives me any problems. This is the only 45 S & W schofield brass that I can find on the market. Thanks Starline.