My First Grizzlies: 310gr Hardcast Trueshot .44 mag


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dubious
November 19, 2007, 10:25 PM
Hi folks...

I'm fairly new to reloading, but I decided it was time to try something a little more exciting. I ordered a box of 310gr Oregon Trail Trueshot Gas Checked little monsters:

http://www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/highresimage?saleitemid=953089

and loaded them up with 18.0 grains of H-110, well under the 20 grain max for a 300 gr. bullet. I noticed it was a little bit hard on my lee crimper die, so I'm going to get some bullet lube next time. I used CCI Large Pistol primers.

I went to the shooting range, with my cell. phone (think 911) next to me and my eye protection and double ear protection ready. The recoil was stout, to say the least. After firing 12 rounds, I was definitely pretty flinchy when I tried going back to my regular light FMJ target load. I'll probably try loading the Grizzly down a little bit to practice with, then work my way up. I need to be able to hit with decent accuracy, otherwise, whats the point?

How am I doin?

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Jim Watson
November 19, 2007, 10:46 PM
Hodgdon does not recommend reducing H110 loads by more than 3%.

I do not know what you mean by bullet lube for the crimping die.

Y'all be careful, now, you hear?

strat81
November 19, 2007, 10:59 PM
I hope you know a good occupational therapist! Your wrists will need it!

(But, curiously, I'm laughing like a girl when I think about how insane shooting those must be!! Awesome.)

scott5
November 19, 2007, 11:34 PM
Hi dubious,
I like the big bullets in the 44 Mag myself.
They seem to go far and hit hard:D:
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/139983main_impact_1600x1200.jpg:evil:

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