Light loads in .44


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Mat, not doormat
November 26, 2007, 02:21 PM
Does anyone know what the lightest cast bullets available for the .44 Russian/Special/Magnum family are? I would imagine someone makes a little bitty wadcutter, but I haven't found any. Also any data would be helpful, as well. I'm pretty much looking for a cowboy load for my Super Blackhawks. the lightest I've seen are the 185s, but .45 has bullets as light as 150 grains.

'Preciate the help.

~~~Mat

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zxcvbob
November 26, 2007, 02:26 PM
How about a .430 round ball?

rcmodel
November 26, 2007, 02:30 PM
Real Cowboys didn't shoot Wussy loads like that! :p

Anyway, Lyman makes a 180 grain wad-cutter bullet mold.
Lee has a 208, so some custom caster is making them for Cowboy games.

Then there are 180's from Berry.
http://www.berrysmfg.com/categories/16-0.php

The guys shooting 150's in .45 Colt are using ridiculously light .45 ACP color-button bullets.

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rcmodel

gwalchmai
November 26, 2007, 02:52 PM
www.gardnerscache.com has 180gr full wadcutters in .44. They're very soft and shoot great.

http://gardnerscache.com/cgi-bin/image/templates/44180WC.JPG

cmidkiff
November 26, 2007, 03:22 PM
I shoot 180g SWC's from Midwest Bullets. Try them over trail boss for a real mild load :)

NVMM
November 26, 2007, 03:33 PM
I like 180's over a light charge of Clays. Very soft shooting!

Walkalong
November 26, 2007, 04:31 PM
Penn Bullets (http://www.pennbullets.com/44/44-caliber.html) makes a 185 Gr. DEWC. It works well. It I had known about the 180's above, I would probably have gotten them. You often have to wait on Penn bullets. Then again, the DEWC fills a lot of space which helps.

700X, Red Dot, N320, Clays, & Bullseye all work well for light loads.

I like 700X & Red Dot.

GSPKurt
December 1, 2007, 05:56 PM
I use 7.2 grains of Universal Clays with a 200 grain RNFP bullet- very nice shooting load.

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