Unprimed Brass Cases
45 Cowboy Special (Large Pistol primer)Cowboy 45 Special, 45 SPL, C45S
0.892 - 0.896 O.A.L.
The Cowboy .45 Special is a case that is optimized for use with light loads in .45 Colt caliber revolvers for Cowboy Action Shooting. Light loads with excessive airspace are a recipe for case splits and erratic function. By using the Cowboy .45 Special case, with its .45 Colt rim and .45 Auto length, the problem no longer exists. While many claim that .45 Auto load data can be used in this caliber, it is important to realize the limitations of the firearm it is chambered in and only use loads that fall within the pressure range of that firearm. Generally these can be loaded using .45 Colt dies and a modified (shortened) crimp die, or .45 Auto Rim roll crimp die.
Warden C of Fulton, Missouri
I've used this brass supplied through another party for several years. While the smaller volume makes better use of smokeless powder, where it really shines is when loaded with black powder or substitute black powder. A proper load for Cowboy Action Shooting can be made without filler material and still have plenty of power and smoke. Thanks Starline for making this case available directly from your catalog.