Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by savagelover, Apr 13, 2022.
I’d try special level loads in magnum cases.
Does the special level loads lead?
Maybe it just don’t like that powder you’re using for specials.
Getting into magnum territory I use only wheel weights because the softer alloy leads. That could be my gun, my alloy, my techniques, and not the bhn of the alloy.
Could be the lube. If your commercial bullets have x lube, and you are using Y lube, that’ll make a difference. Or if one or the other is powder coated and the other is lubed.
There is no reason a 200 grain bullet shouldn’t shoot well though provided things are right with the gun, load, and techniques.
For me, at 25 yards a load that shoots 1.5 vs a load that shoots 2” is a bit, and I’m happy with both. A 2” vs 5” load though is a different story.
I can say that I have put together a few more .44 Spl. loads that have been more accurate on average than my .44 magnum loads, but I think thats more on me behind the gun anticipating recoil than the loads themselves.
I have had good luck with a .430” Eggleston RNFP (Coated, no lube groove) over 6.5 gr Unique and a Missouri Bullet Co. 165 gr TCFP (coated with lube grooves) over 5.0 gr Bullseye in my 5.5” Blackhawk and 3” GP 100 .44 Special revolvers for quite a while.
These are all DA shooting at 10 yards. If I was shooting for best groups (Rested, SA) they would be tighter.
At 10 yards rested a group of 5 is maybe 3 to 4 inches. Powders I've tried is hs6 800 x. So far. Seated to crimp groove,tight crimp, lee tumble lube used. I'm going to powder coat a few and try them. By the way it is a Taurus model 44. 4 inch barrel.. I've had Taurus 357 that shot 2 inch or less at 25 yards with 180 gr cast coated bullets. Haven't run any thru the chrony yet.
What powder and grains
What does the 240 swc group? Maybe it’s just the difference between preferred bullets.
Lee liquid alox, that’d be one place I’d look. Lots of folks say it isn’t great. What I’d do, an easy test. I’d remove the lube from some of the 240 grain bullets and relube then only in LLA, and see if they change group size. I bet they open up and match the 200 grain bullets group size.
Okay now we are in the same page. A large group page.
What powder ya using?
Hs6 and 800 x is all I've tried so far. Powder is rough to find around except for 4227..
Nice fireball. Is that Unique or Bullseye?
Interesting...there's fire out the front - fire from the gap - and - the hammer is back.
Its a trick of the frames-per-second speed of the video.
This is an issue with any high-speed incident like a punch or stab on a store video, sometimes quick motions like these are missed when shown on tv/you tube.
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