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Old February 13, 2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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The "Devil" made me do it

Just purchased (used) a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Magnum.
Leupold 4x scope mounted in Ruger Rings.
It was so pretty...............couldn't resist!


Never Dreampt I would be in this caliber.
( Ammo costs a fortune )
but I DO have a Quart or so of brass.

It is a "Bench Rest" piece for me for sure

What do I do now ???
How do feed it ??
What do I do with it ???
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Old February 13, 2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Buy a reloading setup, keep her fed right. (If you don't have one already.)
(That's why we're all here, doing the same thing.)
What was your question?
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Old February 13, 2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Here's whatcha feed it...

240gr LSWC hardcast (Redline LSWC HC can be found from Dillon for cheap and accurate loads) over 24.0gr H110 powder, cartridge OAL of 1.600 inches.

Shoot that load around dusk. The fireball is great!
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Old February 13, 2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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I got the same rig with a 2x scope. It's awesome and accurate as hell. For the most part, I shoot MagTech 240 JSP's. I use Blue Dot for low power/recoil loads and AA9 at full power. I've tried plated bullets, but had to get a Lee Factory Crimp die in order to get them to work properly.
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Old February 14, 2006, 01:41 AM   #5
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The Devil made you? Never thought you'd owe him one, did ya?
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Old February 15, 2006, 07:24 PM   #6
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What to feed a 44 mag?

185 grain to 300 grain

lead swc to jhp

baby loads with Unique to full house monsters with H110.

The most versatile caliber a reloader could ever hope for IMO.
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Old February 19, 2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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The most versatile caliber a reloader could ever hope for IMO.
+1

Alliant 2400 powder is the old standby powder here. Try the others by all means but don't overlook this one. It handles everything from superlight to oh my god.
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Old February 19, 2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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I never had an accuracy problem when I was shooting 2400, nor an underpowered load.
But I never had that problem with blue dot, H110, or power pistol, either. (Well, if you don't use ENOUGH powder, that doesn't count.)
And power pistol is way cheaper to load, and I use it in almost all of my calibers.
It does the same thing as 2400 in 240 grain jacketed bullets at the same pressure, with 5 grains less powder.
375 loads per pound of 2400.
over 500 loads per pound of power pistol.
If you shoot heavy bullets stick with 2400, H110, etc. For standard for caliber or light bullets, power pistol works fine and saves you money.
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Old February 19, 2006, 09:31 PM   #9
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I got a S&W Model 29 that prefers the Sierra 240JHC over 21.5grns of H110 w/CCI350 primer and a good crimp.
I do have a plinker load of 3grns of Herco over a mag primer and a 240grn cast bullet (whomever is least expensive by the 500) sitting as far down as my seating die can get it.


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Crimp em in at the bench, if necessary, and launch with the srtike of the hammer
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