Need data for 44 Special load


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gazzmann
January 25, 2010, 01:24 AM
44 Special:
Have; Bullseye, Unique, 2400, Red Dot, Herco,HS6, HP-38, Longshot Universal, & Clays Powders in stock.
Loading:
Speer 200 grain jacketed Hollow points to use up.
OAL would be helpful also.
I can find data for 240 grain but 200 has been rough.

Thanks in advance.
Gazzmann

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joneb
January 25, 2010, 02:19 AM
http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
http://www.alliantpowder.com/

Bullet
January 25, 2010, 03:25 AM
Private message sent.

RidgwayCO
January 25, 2010, 11:47 AM
Since you didn't specify that these bullets are the Gold Dot hollow points, I'm assuming they're the older Mag-JHP (part# 4425). Speer #12 says they should be loaded to a COL of 1.460" in the .44 Special, with the following min-max powder charges (3" Taurus test gun):

Powder ...... Min ..... Vel ......... Max ..... Vel
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Unique ..... 7.4gr .... 792 ........ 8.2gr .... 898
HS-6* ...... 9.0gr .... 754 ....... 10.0gr ... 866
Bullseye ... 5.6gr .... 772 ........ 6.3gr .... 842
2400* ..... 11.4gr ... 710 ....... 12.4gr .... 797

* = magnum primer

Have fun and be safe!

Walkalong
January 25, 2010, 11:52 AM
I have found 700X to be very accurate in .44 Spl with lead. It also works well with jacketed. I really like the 200 to 215 Gr bullets in .44 Spl. Since you have Unique I would try it. It should work very well.

SlamFire1
January 25, 2010, 12:40 PM
Unique works so well in the 44 Spl and 45 LC, both of which are low pressure big case cartridges, that I have not seen a reason to change. I have tried Bullseye, AA#5, W231, and they all work well, but Unique is still my first choice.

I was able to purchase a bunch of 200 grain lead bullets. The nominal weight was 200, but when I weighed a few they turned out to be closer to 205 grains.

When I used Hercules data and tried pushing them at load of 9.0 grs Unique, I got horrible leading.

For my practice loads, I finally settled on a load of 205 L, 6.0 grains Unique. This load shoots to point of impact in my Taurus and only lightly leads.

You can push a JHP much faster and it will shoot well.


6.5" M24

205 LSWC 4.5 grs Bullseye CCI 500 W/W cases
T = 55F 15-Nov-98
Ave Vel = 765
Std Dev = 16
ES = 43
Low = 743
High = 786
N = 6

Accurate, mild recoil.

205 LSWC 9. 0 grain Unique little dandy R17 lot UN 331 Fed primers
T ≈ 75 F 6-May-90
Ave Vel = 1260
Std Dev = 16
ES = 52
Low = 1236
High = 1288
N = 6

Heavy leading.

Taurus M431 3" Barrel

205 LSWC 6.0 grs Unique thrown, Midway Brass WLP
T = 54 F 11-Dec-04
Ave Vel = 789.6
Std Dev = 27.18
ES = 96.54
Low = 724.1
High = 820.6
N = 30
Accurate, shoots point of aim Light leading



205 LSWC 7.0 grs Unique thrown, Midway Brass WLP
T = 57 F 25-Nov-04
Ave Vel = 906
Std Dev = 16
ES = 56
Low = 876
High = 932
N = 15

More leading.

dagger dog
January 25, 2010, 12:55 PM
Try Stevespages.com ,he has a whole bunch

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