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Old 02-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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Bullet for 44 mag rifle

Does anyone know of a relatively higher BC bullet that can be used in a 44 Magnum rifle and a good powder or two. Trying to find something better than pistol bullets.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:40 AM
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I have never seen any .429 or .430 44 cal jacketed bullets that were sptizer type. About the closest thing I have seen is the Hornady 265 gr SP but it still has a flat nose. The Hornady manual says that out of a Ruger Carbine 18" barrel IMR 4227 gave the most uniform results. The 44 Mag is just not a long range caliber. Even if you could rainbow a bullet onto a deer at 200 to 300 yards it would not have a great deal of velocity to get the bullet to expand much or impart much shock. Yes the bullet might go through a deer but would act like a FMJ and a deer can go a long way in a very short time before its lungs fill up with blood etc. and dies. The bullet also tends to just stretch the hide on entering and exit and the hole seals up and they do not leave much of a blood trail to follow. I have lost the meat from a couple of deer by this happening when using cast bullets in a 45-70. I could not find them in the thick jungle of East NC until the Buzzards started circling.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:55 PM
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Thanks I was just looking for something that was loaded or unloaded that was for a longer carbine barrel rather than a short pistol barrel. Seems that pistol rounds would not burn slow enough to get the maximum advantage out of the longer tube. It was a long shot LOL
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:52 AM
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You can check the bullet makers brochures

You can check the bullet makers brochures for the Ballistic Coefficent, commonly abbreviated as "BC". I know Hornady shows them in their manuals. The higher the number, the more efficient the projectile is in flight. Unfortunately, because of their short length, and large diameter, 44 handgun bullets have a BC slightly higher than bricks.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:15 AM
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Hornady is now making a "pointed" 44 mag... with their flix tip design. You can see it at: Hornady
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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Does anyone know of a relatively higher BC bullet that can be used in a 44 Magnum rifle and a good powder or two. Trying to find something better than pistol bullets.
As long as it is a single shot rifle i have some 200 grn 4s
hollow points.and mag tips...
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