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Nosler 200gr JHP/2400 .44 Mag Loadbook Recipe?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Shytheed Dumas, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Shytheed Dumas

    Shytheed Dumas Well-Known Member

    Loadbook shows 20.8 minimum to 21.8 grains maximum for this bullet/powder combination. Granted, this is the only reference I have with this exact pairing, but elsewhere in the same book, online, and in my Lyman manual, I am seeing loads as high as 24.0 grains and as low as 19.5 grains of 2400 under jacketed hollow points of identical weight, sectional density and very similar BC.

    I'm just wondering if there's a reason why Loadbook shows such a tight range for the Nosler bullets compared to every other load I've found? Until that manual showed up in the mail the other day, I was planning on covering the full range from 19.5 to 23.8 grains of 2400 as the other manuals suggest with virtually identical bullets, but being new to reloading now I'm not so sure. Should I stick with the Loadbook recipe or can I widen the range a bit based on all the other load data?

    Anyway, I will be loading it for a 6.5" Taurus M44 and this will be primarily a lighter shooting target load. I am also working up a 240 grain Nosler 240 grain deer load, but the manuals seemed to agree so they are already loaded and ready for the range.
  2. JLDickmon

    JLDickmon Well-Known Member

    I think I'd have to tell you to start at the 19.5 and dial it in from there like a half grain at a time..

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