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What .44 Special/Mag Ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by glockman19, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    I'm picking up a S&W 629 & Marlin 1894SS in .44 Special/Mag. Can anyone recommend ammo they've used and are happy with?
  2. Bacchus

    Bacchus Well-Known Member

    For cheap plinking stuff, I've used MagTech and S&B. Good brass, too, for reloading.
  3. mtnbkr

    mtnbkr Well-Known Member

    Magtech is good for cheap plinking ammo. Georgia Arms loads a decent round that's $19 and mild enough for plinking (chrono'd at 1100fps from my 5.5" Redhawk).

    Otherwise, all I shoot in 44mag are my own handloads. 300g@1300fps. W00T!

  4. floridaboy

    floridaboy Well-Known Member

    Use 44 special cases, Winchester large pistol primers, and 7.5 grs of Unique with a good 240-250 gr lead swc. You'll be quite pleased.
  5. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    +1 on FAboy's load. 'cept I use CCI LP primers and 240 JHP.
  6. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    As with any firearm, no two will shoot the same ammo the same way. You'll have to work up a load for each one. It's best to use .44 mag cases loaded to .44 Special velocities if you don't want the blast etc of the magnum. It eliminates the ring of lube gunk in the cylinders and the chamber.
  7. Logos

    Logos member

    Yes, I've never shot any .44 Special cases in mine........and I don't intend to.

    Best to load your magnum cases a little lighter than to go with the short case.

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