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Reloading 44 Magnum for Ruger Super Redhawk

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kestak, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. kestak

    kestak Member

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    Greetings,

    Here are my settings:

    Ruger Super Redhawk 7 1/2
    300 grains cast lead LFP
    240 grains cast lead LSWC
    240 grains jacketed FP

    I am looking in the data and I am a little puzzled by what I read. I read even at 19 grains, you can have bullets lodged in your barrel, but the Hodgon website has only one data for the xtp and it is from 18 to 19 grains.

    What is your best load with H110 for those 3 bullets (if possible in that revolver)?

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. rcmodel

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    I'm not exactly what your question is regarding the 19 grain "stuck bullet" problem.

    19 grains of H110 would be a very light load with a 240 grain jacketed bullet, and well below the recommended starting load of 23.0 grains.
    In that bullet weight, a stuck bullet would be a possibility.

    But 19.0 grains is a max load with a 300 grain Jacketed bullet, and 18.0 is the starting load.

    They list no data for a 300 grain lead bullet, but show 22.0 grains max for a 325 lead bullet.

    The apparent discrepancy between the same bullet weights in jacketed & lead is due to the fact there is much less bullet friction with lead bullets, so the charge can be higher.

    Sorry I can't help you with any of my personal favorite loads, but I don't use H110 in anything.

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  3. Snapping Twig

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    22g for the 240g bullets is a good load. I use it in 3 different S&W .44's and a SBH.
     
  4. Steve in PA

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    I use 20.0gr of H110 for my 300gr XTP bullets with no problems. I also use 20.0gr for the 240gr bullets.

    I don't know where on their site your getting your information, but you have two different bullet weights, so your going to have two different powder weights.
     
  5. kestak

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    Greetings,

    The fact is that I need to know for each ones the min and max for sure, and maybe what you are shooting in yours and that makes a good load. I have those 3 types of bullets in hands that I want to reload

    -300 grains cast lead LFP
    -240 grains cast lead LSWC
    -240 grains jacketed FP

    Thank you
     
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    Sorry, I load Titegroup not H110.
    That's 9.7 grains of Titegroup under a 240-gr HCL-SWC with a Win-LP primer.
     
  8. kestak

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    Greetings,

    Huh??? This article shows 25 grains of H110 for 300 gr bullet!!!!!
    I read that author all over the place in different magazines...

    "for .44s and to put two crimping grooves on them so they could be loaded short for guns like the S&W Model 29 and long to get maximum use of the Ruger Redhawk's extended cylinder. The first of the .430-diameter Punch bullets made it to me a while back, and I immediately set about determining how much H110 I felt comfortable with behind the new 300-grain bullet when I teamed it with WW cases, CCI 350 primers and 25 grains of H110."

    http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ammunition/make_111405/

    Thank you
     
  9. Steve in PA

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    Lower groove means you can put more powder in the case than with "normal" 300gr bullets. I keep mine in the regular groove and use 20.0gr for the 300's.

    You do own at least one reloading manual, right?
     
  10. kestak

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    Greetings,

    Yes, I have Speer #14 and a few other manuals "for newbies" that describe the process. I am still quite new at reloading and each time I reload for the first time a caliber, I ask extensively questions. :)

    I am quite ok now with .45, 9mm and 357 Mag. 44 mag was my first today.

    Better to be safe than having my face blow up. My wife says I have a pretty face... :neener:

    Thank you
     
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