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which 44spl/44mag mould

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by emmie, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. emmie

    emmie Member

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    looking to buy a 44cal mould for my spl&mag. thinking about 240grn keith style,but open to suggestions,and whats working for you.
    44spl-charter arms 1980mod bulldog
    44mag-super blackhawk
    paper shooting speed and stoping power
     
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  2. Remo-99

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    I bought the Lyman .429" 250gr HP 'Devistator' gaschecked mold(#2650640/429640), as I was looking for expansion on game with hard cast lead.
    Works well for my needs.
     
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    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    I've use the 240g Lee LSWC mold with great results.
     
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    I've got two. The 225 grain RCBS .429 and the RCBS 250 gn Keith
     
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    I have several, the Lyman 240gr RNFP that I like, the Lyman 246gr RN that I use mainly for 44 special handguns and the above mention RCBS 250gr K-style SWC. This is not recommended for use in 44 mag rifle because the OAL might be to long, but I have never had a problem.

    I also cast the RCBS 225gr RNFP and 2 different 200gr RNFP's for the smaller side.

    Guess you can tell I like 44 cal. guns......:D
     
  6. Walkalong

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    I used to cast a Lee 208 Gr WC and it shot great in my .44 Spl, but I think it is discontinued. Any wadcutter around 200 Grs should shoot well and have less recoil than the 240 Gr and up stuff.

    If you do not have a lubrisizer already, the Lee tumble lube bullets are a good way to go, although any bullet style can be lubed with Lee Liquid Alox or Rooster Jacket, the Tumble Lube bullets often need no sizing to work well.
     
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    44 Magnum/Special Cast Bullets for Handguns

    A 240 lswc is a good choice. But not all are created equal. Look at the different styles of 240/250gr moulds. (midwayusa) Pick the mould that has the grease groove the farthest away from the base of the bullet. The reason for this is with soft alloy the base is deformed less, giving better accuracy. A gas check is not needed for pistol. I use a Saeco 4 cavity, 250gr, #294441 for the 44mag. The 44 special gets an old Lyman 44-40 bullet #42798 or the new #427098 in 205gr that is still made. But this bullet can be undersized using some alloys, so i don't recommend it for the 44mag.
     
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    I like plain base molds. For 44 Special, my favorite is a discontinued Lyman 429360, 44 Mag is Lyman 429421.
     
  9. High Desert Hunter

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    My favorite all around 44 caliber bullet is the 429421, it weighs in at 250gr lubed and sized from my 4 cavity Lyman mould, I shoot this bullet over everything, Unique to H110, never leads in my SBH, and penetrates very well on game.

    Dave
     
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    If you can only have one .44 mold, it needs to be the Lyman 429421, or RCBS 44-250-K.

    Both are very close to the original Keith design, and that is the bullet all other .44 cast bullets are judged by.

    rcmodel
     
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