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Old March 27, 2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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.44 mag Primer Question?

I have a question that maybe some body can help me with. I bought a new
CVA Scout single shot rifle in .44 mag , and was wondering which is the
hotter primer CCI-350, Fed 155 or Win WLP.

Why I'am asking is right now I'am using CCI-350's and H-110 and it seems to
foul the barrel real quick. Is it because I'am not crimping my cases or the

I'am new to reloading straight wall cases so I'am clueless.

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Old March 28, 2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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What's your charge weight? If you go below minimum with H-110 it will be very sooty and can be dangerous as well. Generally there's a very small window between min and max, sometimes only 1 grain. It will need a firm crimp to assure complete ignition. Any LP magnum primer, including WLP should work with it.
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Old March 28, 2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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crimp, Redding Profile Crimp Die.....
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Old March 28, 2011, 08:18 AM   #4
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I've done a LOT of chronographing with those primers, and very seldom see much difference between them. I've used a lot of WW296/H110 and those primers are quite good for SD.
What bullet are you using? A cast usually doesn't work all that well with the Lee die, but jacketed does OK. If you do a bunch of cast, ya might turn a couple thou off the expander pin. That'll increase the tension on the seated bullet.
Increasing the roll-crimp won't hurt, too.
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Old March 28, 2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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Hot primers are rarely, if ever, needed with .44 mag. Look to other causes.
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Old March 28, 2011, 02:41 PM   #6
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I'am using sierra 210jhc. and 1 gr. under max according to thier data.
Maybe I need to up the grains some.

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Old March 29, 2011, 03:12 AM   #7
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Jr i have found that a heavy crimp always give me the best results in the 44mag. Just an idea 2400 also works great in a 44mag case.
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Old March 29, 2011, 03:43 AM   #8
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Put a good solid crimp on ‘em. H110 / 296 need to be crimped to ignite properly.
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Old March 29, 2011, 04:37 PM   #9
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IME, mag caps (and a good crimp) do help light off ball powders in a .44 mag. (Not really needed with 2400 or 4227 tho.)
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Old March 29, 2011, 07:30 PM   #10
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I agree with the firm crimp.
I shoot H110 out of a Ruger 77/44 and have very little fouling. There is some powder residue but it’s been very clean but I also load hot.
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Old March 29, 2011, 08:03 PM   #11
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As stated, firm crimp; however, a heavy bullet pull is in order with heavy charges of H110/296. Your sizing die should bring the case to minimum spec.
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