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.44mag w/ 225gr barnes help

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bocefus78, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. bocefus78

    bocefus78 Well-Known Member

    Hi all. First post. I recently got into the reloading thing for the obvious reason of ammo availability. I have read tons here in addition to the abcs of reloading and some other stuff. I sucessfully loaded some .40 rounds (plinking) and Im now hooked. The accuracy of making your own is great!

    Heres my question.

    I need some data on a load in .44 mag w/ 225gr barnes xpb using unique, win231, or titegroup. I have more unique than the other 2 but I will use whatever is best for the load. This will be a whitetail hunting load coming from a marlin 1894 levergun.

    I emailed barnes and got no response.

  2. TenDriver

    TenDriver Well-Known Member

  3. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Considering you are developing a hunting round, it would be prudent, if not necessary to go with a powder better suited for such. In short, for a load purpose such as hunting deer, a slower burning powder will be easier to obtain the velocities necessary without having push the pressure limits. Some of the more appropriate powders would include H110 or 296 being my personal first choice, IMR-4227 and 2400 would also function quite well for this task. But there are a few other slower burners that would make due also, check some of the online data sources.


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