.44 Magnum...Plated Bullets


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VonFatman
January 10, 2005, 10:40 AM
I have a box (500) of Rainier 240gr. HP (plated) bullets.
On the shelf I have:

Blue Dot, Tight Group & 231.

I contacted Rainier, the man said to reduce the top-end loads offered in the manuals for JHP of JSP by 10% to find the Rainier top-end load...thus in theory I'd begin 20% below published "top end" and work up a max. of 10%.

Hmmm...

Would anyone have loads they would recommend? I'd sure appreciate any ideas.

Bob

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larryw
January 10, 2005, 05:30 PM
11 gr of Blue Dot was a good load for 240gr FP plated bullets for me (both pistol and lever gun). About 5 or 6 gr or 231 should also be a fun light (Special) load.

Don't run those plated bullets too hot or you'll peel the plating off like a banana skin.

VonFatman
January 10, 2005, 05:54 PM
Thanks Larry!
I'll give that load a try if I can manage to get converted over this evening.
I go pretty slow.

It's great to get a suggestion from someone who has actual experience with the bullets.

Bob

Black Snowman
January 10, 2005, 06:40 PM
Those are the same bullets I used to load up those target loads for you. I used 2400 for a powder but ~11 gr of Blue Dot should be dandy. Should make them about the same velocity as the 2nd batch I gave ya.

Happy loading :)

VonFatman
January 10, 2005, 08:21 PM
Thanks B.S. (did you plan on these initials?)
I appreciate the help the other day with the dies...
Another friend came buy and got me "figured out"...
It WAS operator error!

Bob

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