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.44 Mag Levergun Feeds LSWC

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DaisyCutter, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    I recently purchased an old Interarms Rossi 92 in .44 mag. A prior owner must've worked the action over because it works really well.

    For my first range trip I brought the .44Mag rounds I had on hand, a good amount of which were lead semi wadcutter (LSWC) 240 grainers.

    The little Rossi feeds the LSWCs just fine. It spits 'em out as fast as I can crank it. It does tend to fling brass everywhere.

    So here's my problem: I already ordered about 500 round nose flat point (RNFP) 240 grainers to load up for it. I had presumed it wouldn't feed the LSWCs so well.

    While the RNFP looks more levergun appropriate in my opinion, I kinda like some of the properties of the LSWC. I've been told that against game, the LSWC has a higher smack factor. I don't hunt much, but I like unzipping 2-liter soda bottles, and I'm guessing a LSWC will put on a better water show.

    I intend to use the rifle for plinking, because I reload .44 Mag and it's cheap for me. Shortly the rifle will get a scabbard and go horseback like a proper levergun. It may get deployed against a coyote.

    Also, the big perfect holes the LSWC makes look real nice...


    This bullet order is from S&S casting. If their product is as good as I hear, then I'll order a bunchmore. If you were me, had a rifle that feeds LSWC perfectly, and you were preparing to order a big shipment of lead bullets, would you order RNFP or LSWC?
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Wet Oregon
    SWC's all the way.
  3. blarby

    blarby Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Calapooia Oregon
    TFC for me, but SWC is great if it continues to feed them reliably !
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