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Offline Grendel

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Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:19:38 PM »
What bullets/powders do you like?

Any good recipes?
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 11:34:24 PM »
 I load for a ruger super black hawk and a Desert Eagle.  Both love this load.
Winchester or Starline case. Win lp primer. Any 240 gr jacketed bullet. 22.8 gr H110. Never tried this in a rifle.
It gives good velocity and really good accuracy. Good shooting.

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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 12:04:04 AM »
Thanks. Ever try cast bullets? (This is also for a Super Blackhawk I have on order)
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 01:00:26 AM »
Sorry, not giving my recipes but making a simple point.  Don't load in 44 special brass if you don't have to. Load 44 special loads in 44 mag brass. Less revolver clean-up but still lower power. Help your light revolvers stop beating up on your hand and wrist.
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 06:43:22 AM »
Thanks. Ever try cast bullets? (This is also for a Super Blackhawk I have on order)
I cast my own in the Lyman 429421 mold. This is the old Elmer Keith swc design. I'm using 6.0 grains of Unique and in My S&W 29  6.5 inch gun it is extremely accurate and in that heavy gun the recoil is nill.

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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 09:31:43 AM »
Sorry, not giving my recipes but making a simple point.  Don't load in 44 special brass if you don't have to. Load 44 special loads in 44 mag brass. Less revolver clean-up but still lower power. Help you light revolvers stop beating up on your hand and wrist.

Which begs the question: why bother to post in the thread and answer a question that wasn't asked?
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 10:14:04 AM »
44 special

Bayou Bullets coated 215 gr SWC & Trail boss powder for a pleasant range session.


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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 10:26:37 AM »
44 special

Bayou Bullets coated 215 gr SWC & Trail boss powder for a pleasant range session.


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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 11:59:32 AM »
 I've been loading my 44 spl. and 44 mag. with Bayou coated 240 gr bullets over a mild charge of Univ. it's much cleaner than Unique and meters better. I keep most of my loads mid range from 850 fps to 1025 fps for my vintage S&W revolvers. Most of my revolvers like .429"/ .430" bullets but one of them shoots best with .431"  I buy the larger bullets and size them down with a Lee sizer die when needed.

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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 01:39:00 PM »
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 02:27:11 PM »
Win lp primer. Any 240gr jacketed bullet. 22.8gr H110.

I believe a magnum primer is recommended with H110.
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 05:32:56 PM »
Sorry, not giving my recipes but making a simple point.  Don't load in 44 special brass if you don't have to. Load 44 special loads in 44 mag brass. Less revolver clean-up but still lower power. Help you light revolvers stop beating up on your hand and wrist.

Which begs the question: why bother to post in the thread and answer a question that wasn't asked?

In case you where not aware of the extra cleaning required to go back to magnums after using specials in your revolver but I guess people don't want that info so feel free to do the cleaning and ill quit posting what isn't asked for rather than trying to provide info.  BTW same applies to 357 after using 38 in case ANYONE might want that info.  Movin' on........

BTW was planning on posting my recipes once I got back home.
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 06:00:48 PM »
Grendel- why is it nearly every time you post a question on this forum you reply to at least one poster with snark? As a moderator it would be nice if you held yourself to the same standard of decorum that is expected of others. larryflew actually offered you some helpful advice. That's what people do here. Further, posting of recipes here(especially w/o OAL) has generally been dissuaded.

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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2019, 06:10:51 PM »
In case you where not aware of the extra cleaning required to go back to magnums after using specials in your revolver but I guess people don't want that info so feel free to do the cleaning and ill quit posting what isn't asked for rather than trying to provide info.  BTW same applies to 357 after using 38 in case ANYONE might want that info.  Movin' on........

I never knew that.   So thanks.   Recently got my first revolver that isn’t black powder.
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Re: Anyone load for 44 Mag and 44 special?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2019, 06:23:33 PM »
Sorry, not giving my recipes but making a simple point.  Don't load in 44 special brass if you don't have to. Load 44 special loads in 44 mag brass. Less revolver clean-up but still lower power. Help your light revolvers stop beating up on your hand and wrist.
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