45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore)
Handgun Cartridge



Our load data is intended for “Strong Action” handguns. For Single Action Army and replica revolvers, please refer to “45 Colt (SAA and replicas)”.

Note: This data should NOT be used in the Ruger New Model Vaquero (Manufactured in 2005 or newer). When loading for the New Model Vaquero, only the data listed for the Colt SAA and replicas should be used.



Nosler Ammunition

Loaded for 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore)

Not offered at this time



Nosler Bullets

Designed for Loading & Reloading 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore)


Sporting Handgun Revolver Bullet

  • 45 Colt 250 Grain