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Old 03-30-2020, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by NW GUY View Post
MY ONLY connection to the 10mm

RIGHT AFTER Colt came out with the Delta Elite, I was at a competition shoot and Colt was one of the shoot sponsors. So, I am wearing my Gold Cup and one of the Colt guys spots it and says to me " You try the Delta in 10mm and you'll give up the .45"
"Because it is a better load with more energy and velocity..etc.."

I looked at him and said.. "For serious work I carry the Speer 200gr HP moving out the barrel at 1200fps. I don't think I am giving up anything to the 10 and my bullet is bigger in diameter. "
He looked at me, looked at my GC, and said "Never mind."
Sounds like you should recheck your load data. Your load sounds like it produces a chamber pressure above 23k, which is 45 super territory.
This magnum powered 45 Super used thicker walled brass (originally cut down 308 win cases) and a fully suported barrel.

That said, I was never much impressed by the Delta Elite and other 10mm pistols based on the Colt 1911 design.
Too many broken guns.