Request Rainier 44mag reloading data 240gr php


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fillee
March 15, 2010, 05:26 PM
Hi all i am new to TheHighRoad.org and reloading. I want to start reloading 44 Magnum. I bought some Rainier bullets 44 Magnum 240 Grain Plated Hollow Point, Hodgdon 110 and CCI Large Pistol magnum Primers. I have read a lot of good reviews for Rainier bullets but I am having problems finding load data for these bullets. Midwayusa.com Note that "Rainier recommends a maximum velocity of 1,500 fps". rainierballistics.com states "recommend using lead bullet load data when loading our bullets" or "If you only have access to traditionally jacketed load data, we recommend reducing maximum charge by 10%". I have also read that you should use a light Lead bullet load data. Has anyone use this combination?

Firearm:Ruger Super Redhawk 9 1/2" 1:20
Press: Dillon RL550B
Die: Dillon Carbide Pistol Dies (Three-Die Sets)
bullets:Rainier 44 Magnum 240 Grain Plated Hollow Point
Power:Hodgdon 110
Primer:CCI #350 Large Pistol magnum Primer

THX

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zxcvbob
March 15, 2010, 05:34 PM
You've got the wrong powder. You need something faster burning, like Unique, Herco, or HS-6. Maybe 2400 if you want to load towards the upper end.

rcmodel
March 15, 2010, 05:40 PM
Here is Rainier load data PDF.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=80716&d=1214861144

Note the WW296 listed for the JFP bullet is the same thing as H110 powder.
It isn't listed for the plated JHP.

rc

243winxb
March 15, 2010, 05:55 PM
Q3. Do your bullets have ANY velocity restrictions?

A. In general, our bullets typically perform their best when shot at velocities no greater than 1,200 to 1,250 Feet per second (FPS). http://www.rainierballistics.com/mainframe.htm

MichaelK
March 15, 2010, 06:26 PM
Q3. Do your bullets have ANY velocity restrictions?

A. In general, our bullets typically perform their best when shot at velocities no greater than 1,200 to 1,250 Feet per second (FPS).
I can attest to this. I tried using their 158 grain round nose in my .357 magnum. Was chronographing loads and saw accuracy go from about 3-4" groups at 25 yards to 9-10" groups as the velocity went over about 1200 fps.

fillee
March 24, 2010, 06:38 AM
THX for all the input!

jem375
March 24, 2010, 11:11 AM
I would use the bullets as a target load around 44 special velocities..

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