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44 special loads. Magazine article?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by NVMM, Mar 15, 2006.

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  1. NVMM

    NVMM Member

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    A while ago there was a good article on 44 special loads. I think it was in American Handgunner magazine. I can't find it, I might have thrown it out:banghead:
    If you can post or list the loads it would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Michael
     
  2. shdwlkr

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    44 special loads

    NVMM
    I have the article I think but what 44 special are you uisng. The article if memory is working listed 3 levels of pistols in 44 special. Let me know what you have and I will look for the article and list the loads as they are in the article and before warned I assume no Liabiltity in the loads being correct or safe in your pistol
    shdwlkr
     
  3. NVMM

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    Thanks so Much

    shdwlkr
    Thats the article I'm looking for. The one with 3 levels of loads from low pressures to higher levels. It was a great article. I'm going to be using the loads in a 624.
    Thanks
    Michael
     
  4. shdwlkr

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    CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The High Road, nor the staff of THR assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.

    handloader magazine August 2005 by Brian Pearce
    Table III
    .44 special Category three (25,000 psi or less)

    powder charge(grains)


    200 hornady XTP-HP 2400 19.0

    200 speer gold Dot-HP H-110 22.0

    210 Winchester Silver Tip 2400 17.5
    2400 18.5
    AAC-7 14.5

    220 Lyman 429215GC 2400 18.0

    240 Hornady XTP_HP H-110 18.5

    240 Speer JHP HS-7 13.5

    250 Sierra Silhouette FPJ H-110 18.0
    H-110 19.0

    250 Lyman 429421 Keith 2400 17.0
    HS-7 13.5

    258 RCBS 44-Keith 2400 17.0

    255 Lyman 429244 GC Blue Dot 12.5
    H-110 19.0
    H-4227 19.5
    AAC-9 16.0
    HS-7 13.5

    307 Dry Creek cast SWC H-110 15.5
    Here they are and just a word of caution they are all hot loads and go pass what SSAMI calls safe working loads in the 44 special. So you are warned and I don't garantee that I copied all the loads right or that the printer got them right from Mr. pearce.
    I would work up each load very carefully and see what they did in my pistol as I know that in my pistol which is one that Mr Pearce used to get these loads will handle some and not others it is just my pistol as are all unique unto themselves.
    ghost
     
  5. shdwlkr

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    CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The High Road, nor the staff of THR assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.

    handloader magazine August 2005 by Brian Pearce
    Table III
    .44 special Category three (25,000 psi or less)

    powder charge(grains)


    200 hornady XTP-HP 2400 19.0

    200 speer gold Dot-HP H-110 22.0

    210 Winchester Silver Tip 2400 17.5
    2400 18.5
    AAC-7 14.5

    220 Lyman 429215GC 2400 18.0

    240 Hornady XTP_HP H-110 18.5

    240 Speer JHP HS-7 13.5

    250 Sierra Silhouette FPJ H-110 18.0
    H-110 19.0

    250 Lyman 429421 Keith 2400 17.0
    HS-7 13.5

    258 RCBS 44-Keith 2400 17.0

    255 Lyman 429244 GC Blue Dot 12.5
    H-110 19.0
    H-4227 19.5
    AAC-9 16.0
    HS-7 13.5

    307 Dry Creek cast SWC H-110 15.5
    Here they are and just a word of caution they are all hot loads and go pass what SSAMI calls safe working loads in the 44 special. So you are warned and I don't garantee that I copied all the loads right or that the printer got them right from Mr. pearce.
    I would work up each load very carefully and see what they did in my pistol as I know that in my pistol which is one that Mr Pearce used to get these loads will handle some and not others it is just my pistol as are all unique unto themselves.
    ghost
     
  6. NVMM

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    Appreciated

    shdwlkr,
    First let me welcome you to the THR forum.
    Thank you very much for the info you posted.
    Michael.
     
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    CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The High Road, nor the staff of THR assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.

    You 624 will handle some of the heavier loads for sure. Not sure exactly what you want but let me suggest two loads. I use these with the Lyman 429421 bullet at 250 grs. First is the Skeeter load of 7.5 grs. of Unique. This is a very good load and a standard by which all others were judged for years.

    The second load I've shot more of than any other in my MMC converted M-28 is 15 grs. of 2400 with the above bullet. It's very accurate though a little dirty. I discussed this load with Mr. Pearce before the article and the pressure reading he gave for the load was milder than I thought. I was a little worried about beating the 1978 conversion up but he assured the little sixgun could be shot many thousands of rounds using that load with no harm. Anyway take all this for what it's worth. I found a long time ago that my opinion and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.......Creeker
     

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