44 Mag Handloads

Frost

Administrator
Oct 1, 2009
2,229
North Chuck, SC
#1
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?
 

Frost

Administrator
Oct 1, 2009
2,229
North Chuck, SC
#3
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.
 
#4
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:
 

TomD

New Member
Oct 2, 2011
1
#7
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
 

Scott J

New Member
Dec 22, 2011
52
Seneca, SC
#10
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