.44 Rem Mag Rifle


December 28, 2011, 10:51 AM
Looking into reloading for the .44 Rem Mag rifle for deer in SC.
most shots will be around 50 to 100 yds. looking for info. on bullets and loads.

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Wil Terry
December 28, 2011, 11:18 AM
SIERRA 240gr JHC. [ or any other 240GR JSP/HP ]
H110 PROPELLENT. [ or W-W 296, same stuff ]

December 28, 2011, 11:35 AM
Yup. Just about any 240gr bullet pushed by 24gr of H110 or WW296 lit by a magnum primer will get the job done. Read a few manuals; I think WW now has theirs free online. Be aware that H110/WW296 are max power powers and cannot be loaded lightly for starter/practice loads.

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December 28, 2011, 01:08 PM
My .44 Magnum rifle (20" bbl.) really likes Ranch Dog's 265 gr FN, over a mediun load of Blue Dot. If you don't cast yourself, Carolina Bullets sells Ranch Dog design bullets... http://www.carolinacastbullets.com/Ranch_Dog_Outdoors.html

December 28, 2011, 03:09 PM
I have always had good luck with 296 and 240gr XTP's but am gonna try some 200gr XTP's i just ordered.

December 28, 2011, 03:22 PM
Is there ANY .44 Magnum load that won't kill SC whitetails DRT?

Shoot 'em square in the chest with any ammo you can find.
They'll be dead before the smoke clears.

December 28, 2011, 08:55 PM
My Winchester Trapper likes Hornady 240 gr. XTP's loaded with Win 296 powder at 23 grains using CCI 350 Magnum primers. Not recommended to download Win 296 or H110 and I wouldn't go below 22 grains of either with 240 grain jacketed bullets and wouldn't go higher than 24 grains. I shoot the same loads in my Super Blackhawk pistol.

December 28, 2011, 09:03 PM
Any 240 grain JHP, with 19.0 - 20.0 grains Alliant 2400, and a standard LR primer.

Bambi will be looking for a new step-daddy, and you will have one empty case to reload.


December 28, 2011, 09:41 PM
I recommend you consider using Hornady 265gr Interlock FP...a rifle bullet intended/designed for hunting. The recipe uses H110 powder and can be found in the Hornady manual. I use it and like it.

December 29, 2011, 04:00 PM
Oh ya, 296/H110 under a 240 grainer will get it done with umph. I personally like the 225 gr., but only because I'm a velocity nut. The only thing I can add to what everyone else has said about 296 or H110, is that the most consistent accuracy was with magnum primer's, as indicated in the loading data.

December 29, 2011, 07:36 PM
try alliant 2400 and 240's bullets

December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM
Could try the Hornady FTX bullets with a max load of H110. Just be warned you have to trim a .44 mag case about .020" shorter than standard. It might be confusing as to which brass is 'short' brass, maybe opt for nickel to distinguish better. I loaded some for a friend and he loved them. He was hitting a 12" metal can all day long at 80 yards. I used a .44 special LEE case length gauge and trimmed by hand until I hit 2.155". Good stuff.

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