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Looking for a economic/plinking 44 Mag bullet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mcb, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. mcb

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    I have a heap of Bullseye from back when the powder shortage happened, it was all I could get to keep my 625 running. I know its not a good 44 Mag powder but I had some ammo from and old friend that was 6 gr of Bullseye under a 265 gr RNFP lead bullets in 44 Mag. It is a really pleasant load to shoot. It makes about ~850 fps from my 6.5-inch M29 and ~1000 fps from the 16-inch M92. Make the steel go ping nicely

    My brother and I shot up the last of that batch yesterday. I have lots of Bullseye, a fair number of empty brass (currently in the tumbler) but I don't have an appropriate bullet. So what I am looking for is an ~265gr coated lead bullet. The RNFP would be my desire bullet shape for good feeding in the lever gun but this will be primarily plinking/varmint ammo other shapes would be considers. Price being an important factor but you get what you pay for so its not the only consideration. I would like to avoid un-coated lead from simple cleanliness. -thanks

    PS: Remington UMC 180gr JSP 44 Mag is obnoxious from a revolver. The muzzle flash is crazy from a 6.5 inch revolver.
     
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    @Texas10mm how would one go about getting said discount?
     
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    I haven't found a better bullet at a better price than Brazos Bullets. They have coated 240 grain SWCs for under 10 cents a bullet and 225 grain round nose flat point for 9 cents each. Packed in bags of 15 lbs.
     
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    Ask for it. I don't have it as I cast all my own bullets.
     
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