44 Mag Handloads

Frost

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I recently came into a 44 mag revolver and want to resume loading 44 mag.
I have not loaded any 44 in over 20 years.
Anyone got a pet load they would care to share?
 

Midnight Raver

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I don't know, but going with lighter loads will give you more control with your pistol. At least that's what Harry Callahan said! :lol:
 

Frost

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And he liked hotdogs too!
Go ahead punk, Make My Day.

That movie sold thousands of Smith and Wesson model 29s.
I would have bought one back then if I could have afforded it.
 

Midnight Raver

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They sure did sell a boatload of model 29s! I assume you picked up a 4" combat model? Lighter loads would definitely be the preferred option then. Even the lighter loads are pretty nasty but easier to handle. Think of it as a win-win situation! :twisted:
 

copdills

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I have used 24 grs of winchester 296 with & without mag primers for the last 20 years with good results, that was with a 240 gr jhp
 

Frost

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The load I am currently using is 28.5 / 29 grains of H110 behind a 200 grain Speer hollowpoint.
Very satisfying load.
 

TomD

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Try 11 grains unigue /240 gr cast with standard large primer-works well as a practice load in my super redhawk. apx vel 1050fps


TomD
 

biganimal

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9.5 grains of Bullseye behind a cast 240 gr swc or 20 grains of 2400 pushing the same boolet
 

Scott J

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As I've been learning to be a boolit caster over the past couple years I've developed some mid range .44 mag stuff that's fun to practice with

Lee Tumble Lube 240gr SWC 8.3gr Unique
6.5" 629 Classic
avg 1025
hi 1057
lo 989
es 68
sd 22
1053, 1053, 1013, 1014, 1044, 1057, 1016, 1020, 1009, 989, 1001, 1035

TL240 9.5gr Unique 7/24/11
6.5" 629 Classic
Avg 1154
Sd 13
Hi 1165
Lo 1127
ES 38
1162, 1162, 1133, 1148, 1162, 1165, 1161, 1127, 1164, 1159

Lee 429-214-SWC
10gr Unique
629 Classic
Avg: 1224
Hi: 1258
Lo: 1184
Es: 74
Sd: 24
1184, 1258, 1232, 1223, 1234, 1216

Lee 429-214-SWC
15.7gr Accurate No. 7
629 Classic
Avg: 1319
Hi: 1354
Lo: 1235
Es: 119
Sd: 33
1293, 1300, 1311, 1336, 1310, 1323, 1235, 1342, 1336, 1346, 1354, 1350
 
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