rem 788 44 mag info please

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 25-284 alberta, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. 25-284 alberta

    25-284 alberta Member

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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:)
     
  2. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Well-Known Member

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    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
     

  3. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    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