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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:40 PM
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.44 magnum light loads

Does anyone have any good light plinking load recipes for a 44 mag handgun?
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    Re: .44 magnum light loads

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    Does anyone have any good light plinking load recipes for a 44 mag handgun?
    I use almost nothing but AA #9 powder in my 44 mag revolvers. #7 should give you a much lighter recoil. Try 17 grains of #7 under a 200 grain jacketed bullet. I use 20.5 grains of #9 under a 250 grain cast lead bullet with a gas check for 1380 fps. The recoil is mild in my 629 (8" barrel)
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    Re: .44 magnum light loads

    I load 8 gr. Unique with 240 gr. laser cast swc. This is a light easy shooting load.
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    I load 8 gr. Unique with 240 gr. laser cast swc. This is a light easy shooting load.
    I tried Unique with my 45LC's, and the stuff acted like it was made of coal dust! The #5 thru #9 burns very clean. Recoil with a 250 grain bullet (@ 1380 fps) wasn't all that much heavier than a 255 grain bullet out of a Blackhawk with 875fps.
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    Re: .44 magnum light loads

    for light loads I use the 44 S&W loads and cartridges in my lever action 44 mag.
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    Re: .44 magnum light loads

    I usually use tightgroup or trueblue for mid range 44 mag loads. I was ******* off a guy shooting a 222 with a varmint scope a year ago shooting my srh at clay birds. The wind was about 30 mph and I was hitting every bird at 100 yards off-hand. We both went out to 200 meters and were working on a few clays left out there. I was just about as accurate out there as he was with all hit wind buffeting using a little 22 cal pill. Never underestimate a 200 grain semi- wadcutter starting at 1200 fps in a good revolver.
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    Re: .44 magnum light loads

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    I usually use tightgroup or trueblue for mid range 44 mag loads. I was ******* off a guy shooting a 222 with a varmint scope a year ago shooting my srh at clay birds. The wind was about 30 mph and I was hitting every bird at 100 yards off-hand. We both went out to 200 meters and were working on a few clays left out there. I was just about as accurate out there as he was with all hit wind buffeting using a little 22 cal pill. Never underestimate a 200 grain semi- wadcutter starting at 1200 fps in a good revolver.

    I've only loaded about 200 rounds for my 629. So far I've used 200 grain xtp backed by 28 grains of H110. I have some Titegroup that I use for .45 ACP and .40s&w. I'd like some lighter loads just to go out and plunk around with. What kind of load have you worked up with the Titegroup?
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