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.44 Mag light loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kudu, Jul 7, 2013.

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  1. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

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    I don't have any trouble metering Unique. It throws 1+/- for me.
     
  2. CSA

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    I am no expert but I reload a hornady 300 grain XTP loaded with 15 and 1/2 grains ofHogdon LIL'Gun shotgun powder.

    I found this recipe in the reloading handbook. They suggest 17 grains but i wanted a little lighter load because i was shooting a 5.5 barrel on a Vaquero. I dont have a velocity rating for you. But I can tell you this for certain.

    The round is hitting just as well as 240 gr factory load hollow points and does just as much damage to a watermelon stuck on a 2x4 wrapped tightly with saran wrap. This is what i use to test rounds.

    I have less recoil but i seem to be getting great accuracy and much more trauma to the target at 50 yards havent shot it at 75 yards yet but plan too soon.

    If anyone else tries this loadout please let me know your thoughts
     
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  3. Kernel

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    ????????

    Bummer. I though I'd find some good ".44 Mag light loads", instead all I got was a of a bunch of hot .44 Spl loads.
     
  4. blarby

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    I'd say read more closely :D
     
  5. Walkalong

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    PB, Unique, Bullseye, Universal, & Green dot should work.
     
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  6. Kernel

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    ^^^^
    Oh, I think a number of those would be good for "light loads". Bullseye comes to mind.
     
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  8. Walkalong

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    Yep, I had a brain cramp :eek:

    but I fixed it. :)
     
  9. kudu
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    When I get done with my .38 Specials and .357's I am going to start with the .44's with 6 grains of universal behind the 250 grain cast bullets I have. Load a few and chrono them to see what I am getting. It might be a while before I get to the .44's. I have about 1500 of the .38's and about 1000+ of the .357's. I only load a couple hours a week when I get a chance between all my other responsibilities.
     
  10. Lj1941

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    Red Dot

    Red Dot works fine for me in 45ACP & 38 Special target loads.I have loaded some 44 Mag loads with 6 grains behind a 240 LSWC that I have not yet tried.Based on it's performace previously, I expect this load with Red Dot to be mild and accurate in my sons 71/2 inch Super Blackhawk.Bullseye from your list should work equally well.:evil:
     
  11. RealGun

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    I can vouch for this after test firing my 9.5 g Unique and 240 Magtech SJSP. It was much more gentlemanly than the commercial REAL .44 Magnum that I shot afterward.
     
  12. MAG-63

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    10gr of Unique under a 240g LSWC. Nice, comfortable load.
     
  13. jack44

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    I use unique for all the light 44 loads and 45/70 loads.
     
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