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rem 788 44 mag info please

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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:09 PM
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rem 788 44 mag info please

I have had a 44 mag built want to use it as a treestand, rifle need some help finding good rifle loads . It seems to shoot 240 hp,s pistol ammo well just want a littel more power thanks
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    Unread 07-16-2009, 10:54 PM
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    Re: rem 788 44 mag info please

    In the late 1980's there was a guy at the Lima Ohio gunshow that had a 788 in 44 mag on his table priced at $400. That guy and the same rifle were there for a couple of years, I always wondered why that rifle did not sell, other than the fact Ohio is a shotgun only state for deer
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    Unread 07-16-2009, 11:01 PM
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    Re: rem 788 44 mag info please

    My tree stand gun is a S&W 629 Classic loaded with a Nosler 250 gr PT, 21.0 grs H110, W-W case and a CCI mag primer. Pure poison on WT deer. That load should work well in your 788.

    JD338
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    Re: rem 788 44 mag info please

    I loaded the Hornady 240gn XTP with 24.0gn of W296 and WLP. OAL: 1.600". Velocity averaged 1304fps in the Taurus revolver I used to own. It very effective on N.C. whitetails. JohnnyK.
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    Unread 07-17-2009, 07:40 PM
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    Re: rem 788 44 mag info please

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    I have had a 44 mag built want to use it as a treestand, rifle need some help finding good rifle loads . It seems to shoot 240 hp,s pistol ammo well just want a littel more power thanks
    I have an entire article on the 788 on .44 Mag by Gene West. It is in the 6th edition of Handloader's Digest. If you will PM me your email address, I will scan it and send it to you.

    John
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