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45 Colt Brass (Large Pistol primer)

45 Long Colt, 45 LC
1.270 - 1.280 O.A.L.

45 Colt Brass. Originally designed for use with blackpowder, the .45 Colt is one of the most powerful, commonly available handgun cartridges when loaded with smokeless powder. Our .45 Colt brass has been tested to .44 Magnum pressures in gun systems suitable for such loads.

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Wilbur G D of Richland, Washington
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Date Posted: 06/01/2016
Starline products are outstanding and I've used many cases of various calibers with excellent results. The 45 Colt is no exception and performs as I expected. Very Well.
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mario c of las cruces, New Mexico
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Date Posted: 05/01/2016
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Russell E of Great Falls, Montana
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Date Posted: 04/27/2016
Cowboy shooting mostly. 6 times reloading with no splits or problems of any kind. Also some fairly hot hunting loads with no problems on them either. Thanks.
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Sam B of Murphy, North Carolina
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Date Posted: 04/16/2016
Bought a 1000 of these years ago and use them in my Vaqueros and Ubertis, for factory duplication and cowboy action loads, and high pressure loads in my Redhawk. They have been loaded many times, but are still in excellent condition. I also use Starline in 44 Mag. 357 Mag. and 45/70. I really appreciate the consistent high quality I've come to expect and depend on. No need to look any further, this is the only brass I use. And best of all it's made right here in the USA.
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James N of Bend, Oregon
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Date Posted: 03/31/2016
I was using Winchester 45 LC brass for reloading and the neck clearances were too big for the bullet so that the bullets would actually keep slipping down inside the brass when I'd try to seat it. When I'd finally seat the bullet (using too much roll crimp because the neck was too big) then the bullets were loose in the cartridge and would spin easily when twisted with fingers. I'd test the Winchester brass rounds in the chamber after loading and the head clearances were also wrong and would bind up the cylinder. Soooo annoying! Then I switched to Starline instead and it was a different world! I set up the die, seated the bullet on the neck lightly (and it did NOT slip down inside the neck at all) then seated each round with a light roll crimp and 100 out of 100 rounds came out perfectly. No loose bullets, no bent casings, not one single failure on seating. Every single Starline round I chamber tested also fit the cylinder perfectly with no locking up or scraping against the back of the cylinder. I can't say enough good things about this brass. This is the only brass I'm buying for 45 LC from now on. :)
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DANIEL P of KINGSPORT, Tennessee
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Date Posted: 01/04/2016
Exceptional Brass
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Ralph F of Jackson, New Jersey
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Date Posted: 12/18/2015
The best brass for 45LC. Cant beat the quality and price.
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DAVID W of BRANCH, Michigan
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Date Posted: 11/07/2015
I USE THE D.45 COLT BRASS IN MY LINEBAUGH CONVERSION AND WITH 26 GRAIN LOADS OF WW 296 BEHIND A 255 GRAIN CAST BULLET AND AFTER 7 LOADINGS HAVE YET HAD NECK SPLITS OR OTHER FAILURE AND THEY DROP OUT OF THE CHAMBERS LIKE THEY HAVE NOT EVER BEEN FIRED! CAN ONLY SAY "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!"
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Michael C of Cathedral City, California
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Date Posted: 08/28/2015
I used two brands of 45 long colt. Starline is my first and Federal is my second.As far as durability they are similar, the price is a substantial difference. Most of my loads are at plus P or mag.Starline brass can not be beat period.
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Rod M of Boston, Kentucky
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Date Posted: 08/25/2015
Best Brass you can buy! Period
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Brian P of Severn, Maryland
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Date Posted: 07/15/2015
The best brass for reloading and I have reloaded about 7 times for Cowboy Action. Whiplash Willy approved. SASS.
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Don F of Land O Lakes, Florida
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Date Posted: 06/03/2015
Great brass at a very good price and the speed of shipping was fantastic. I had the brass in my hands about a week after I ordered it. Thank you for the great service I will definitely order again.
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Scott K of San Jacinto, California
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Date Posted: 02/14/2015
There is no better brass available.
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Daniel P of KINGSPORT, Tennessee
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Date Posted: 01/30/2015
Great brass for my Redhawk and Vaquero loads.
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Bob L of Griffin, Georgia
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Date Posted: 11/28/2014
Use this brass exclusively for IHMSA with Ruger 45 colt. Takes hot loads better than anyuthing I have used in the past. Will be ordering more when it becomes available.
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robert p of woodstock, Georgia
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Date Posted: 08/22/2014
I load plus power loads for my Blackhawk and I wouldn't use any other brass.
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rogn p of Princess Anne, Maryland
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Date Posted: 08/13/2014
This brass cannot be equaled for price or quality, that can be said for all Starline products. Using 45C brass for over a decade and never the slightest negative.
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John T of Fillmore, California
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Date Posted: 03/31/2014
I have used starline for over 12 years. I have never had any problems, other that availability. I use 45 ACP , 45 Colt, 44 Mag, 45 Super, 357 mag. 32 H&R Mag. and 9mm. Never any problems with it
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Duke's Smith & Arms LLC D of Cartersville, Virginia
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Date Posted: 03/23/2014
Great Product, fast and frendly customer service.
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Jim P of Brigham City, Utah
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Date Posted: 02/11/2014
Pretty enough to use for jewelry, strong enough to make my 44 mag packing buddy have thoughts of switching over. I have loaded some of these up to 1200 fps with a 310 grain asteroid using data available for Ruger Blackhawk. PAIN! This brass is stronger than I am. I did have to size the brass before first use for a good tight grip on the bullet. Starline is the perfect balance of resilience, strength, and maleability!
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Matt W of Holland, Iowa
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Date Posted: 01/10/2014
used starline 45 colt brass for high pressure hand loads to take my first Minnesota black bear. This brass held up to some maximum pressure loads in my winchester 94 .Great product for a great price!!!
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Joe L of Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted: 10/08/2013
I just finished working 500 of the 45 Colt cases and while the overall quality was exceptional I must comment that the interior diameter was a little large. I had to full length size all the cases prior to loading them so the bullet had enough tension to properly hold the bullet. This is the first batch of cases that I have had to do this operation. All the other calibers have been great in length and diameter that I could start loading only with running through the expander die. I still recommend Starline but just watch diameters prior to loading.
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Bill H of Stockton, California
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Date Posted: 08/23/2013
I've been reloading for over 40 years, and I use Starline brass exclusively for my .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .44-40 and .45 Colt loads and find no other manufacturers products to be even a close match for durability, accuracy and quality. I load mostly for Cowboy Action Shooting, but with the .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .45 Colt I also load to high performance for hunting predators and self defense. What ever I load, Starline brass exhibits exactly what I want in brass, which is superior manufacture, close tolerances and long life. I am still shooting CAS loads out of Starline brass I bought many years ago, so durability is also a major factor; but I also use best quality reloading equipment which makes my reloads survive a very long time. At one time I only used Winchester brass, but their quality became quite spotty, so Starline is now my brass of choice.
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leslie n of curlew, Washington
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Date Posted: 07/20/2013
very good case when reloading you can tell you have picked up a starline from the others because thay are heaver. vary gooood case.nice to find a product this good
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Grits M of Melbourne, Florida
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Date Posted: 07/19/2013
I buy only Starlines for reloading, They are stong, uniform cases and give me an outstanding number of reloads for Cowboy Action Shooting. A minor benefit is that it is easier for me to claim my spent rifle-shot cases from the range, relative to factory-head-stamped stuff. Nevertheless, I would not roll-my-own with any other brand than Starline, an outstanding American-made product.
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bob p of woodstock, Georgia
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Date Posted: 07/06/2013
Great brass. I load high pressure loads for 45 colt and have had no problems so far. Case life is good. Dimensions on new brass are consistent. and price is where I like it. Would recommend this product.
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The Barns LLC J of Stover, Missouri
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Date Posted: 03/06/2013
All of Stareline brass are excellent products.
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The Barns LLC J of stover, Missouri
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Date Posted: 03/06/2013
All of Stareline brass are an excellent products.
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Mark B of El Paso, Texas
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Date Posted: 02/25/2013
This is excellent quality brass. I bought 500 a few years ago and have been reloading it since. Shooting very hot loads from TC Contenders. No failures to date for pressure. I have crushed a couple in the press, but that is about it. I will certainly purchase more when these finally wear out.
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J. L of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted: 01/18/2013
This brass is EXCELLENT. I have used it for a couple years now and never had a problem with the reloads. I have used many different loads in them and never had a case go bad on me yet. I usually don’t recommend items, but I think this brass deserves it. Buy it you will not go wrong.
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Gary W of Jacksonville, Florida
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Date Posted: 01/12/2013
Starline 45 Colt is an outstanding value! I have reloaded 250 pieces at least 6 times with no failures yet. 100 of these cases were loaded with heavy loads of H110 for use in Rugers and Rossi rifle. The brass is very uniform and the primer pockets are perfect with CCI and Win primers. The brass is very durable and is the only brass I purchase.
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jim ( lead poison ) w of rose hill, Kansas
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Date Posted: 01/04/2013
I shoot cowboy comp. with true black powder and run more than 15000 rounds a year in comp. Starline brass is the only one i use it runs though my loader just fine and i get more than 40 reloads out of my cases. thank you starline for an awesome product.
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Terry S of Franklin, AK
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Date Posted: 12/15/2012
I have used several other brass cases from competitors, However I would not consider anyone a competitor to Starline's excellent brass. Use this brass with confidence and no worry. The best brass around.
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Roy S of Danville, Illinois
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Date Posted: 11/21/2012
Great product and service. Definetly recommend to people wanting a great quality product!
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William S of Castle Rock, Colorado
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Date Posted: 11/06/2012
The quality of starline brass 45 Colt is great it loads easily cleans quickly and is durable as with all starline brass I have used it runs throught my progressive loader great
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Henry L of N Las Vegas, AK
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Date Posted: 09/30/2012
Clean and easy to work wih. No problem on sizing, belling and seating primers. Definately will buy more.
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