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Light loads in .44

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BADUNAME2, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. BADUNAME2

    BADUNAME2 Member

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    Does anyone know what the lightest cast bullets available for the .44 Russian/Special/Magnum family are? I would imagine someone makes a little bitty wadcutter, but I haven't found any. Also any data would be helpful, as well. I'm pretty much looking for a cowboy load for my Super Blackhawks. the lightest I've seen are the 185s, but .45 has bullets as light as 150 grains.

    'Preciate the help.

    ~~~Mat
     
  2. zxcvbob

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    How about a .430 round ball?
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Real Cowboys didn't shoot Wussy loads like that! :p

    Anyway, Lyman makes a 180 grain wad-cutter bullet mold.
    Lee has a 208, so some custom caster is making them for Cowboy games.

    Then there are 180's from Berry.
    http://www.berrysmfg.com/categories/16-0.php

    The guys shooting 150's in .45 Colt are using ridiculously light .45 ACP color-button bullets.

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    rcmodel
     
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    I shoot 180g SWC's from Midwest Bullets. Try them over trail boss for a real mild load :)
     
  6. NVMM

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    I like 180's over a light charge of Clays. Very soft shooting!
     
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    Penn Bullets makes a 185 Gr. DEWC. It works well. It I had known about the 180's above, I would probably have gotten them. You often have to wait on Penn bullets. Then again, the DEWC fills a lot of space which helps.

    700X, Red Dot, N320, Clays, & Bullseye all work well for light loads.

    I like 700X & Red Dot.
     
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    I use 7.2 grains of Universal Clays with a 200 grain RNFP bullet- very nice shooting load.
     
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