Thanks for the input, guys. Heck no, I would NEVER shoot anyone else's reloads...only my own. Being kinda' paranoid, I have always kept loads well under max...
I shoot cast exclusively through my Ruger .45Colts. If you take an old bore brush and wrap a piece cut from a copper pot scrubber(ie. chore boy) around it; it works like magic on getting lead out quick.If you are shooting castings I suggest picking up a second barrel. The only way to clean a barrel of lead that I know of is ultrasonic.