What .44 Special/Mag Ammo?


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glockman19
August 7, 2007, 01:42 PM
I'm picking up a S&W 629 & Marlin 1894SS in .44 Special/Mag. Can anyone recommend ammo they've used and are happy with?

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Bacchus
August 7, 2007, 01:46 PM
For cheap plinking stuff, I've used MagTech and S&B. Good brass, too, for reloading.

mtnbkr
August 7, 2007, 01:48 PM
Magtech is good for cheap plinking ammo. Georgia Arms loads a decent round that's $19 and mild enough for plinking (chrono'd at 1100fps from my 5.5" Redhawk).

Otherwise, all I shoot in 44mag are my own handloads. 300g@1300fps. W00T!

Chris

floridaboy
August 7, 2007, 06:33 PM
Use 44 special cases, Winchester large pistol primers, and 7.5 grs of Unique with a good 240-250 gr lead swc. You'll be quite pleased.

DMZ
August 7, 2007, 07:36 PM
+1 on FAboy's load. 'cept I use CCI LP primers and 240 JHP.

Sunray
August 7, 2007, 08:30 PM
As with any firearm, no two will shoot the same ammo the same way. You'll have to work up a load for each one. It's best to use .44 mag cases loaded to .44 Special velocities if you don't want the blast etc of the magnum. It eliminates the ring of lube gunk in the cylinders and the chamber.

Logos
August 7, 2007, 10:49 PM
Yes, I've never shot any .44 Special cases in mine........and I don't intend to.

Best to load your magnum cases a little lighter than to go with the short case.

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