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Old February 21, 2005, 03:15 AM   #1
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Mid-.44 Mag loads with VV N340?

I just picked up some VihtaVouri N340 at the gun show (only place I can get it in Austin) in order to try it out with .44 specials. Unfortunately, I've loaded up all of my .44 special brass and all I have left is several hundred .44 mags.

The problem is I only have lead RNFP bullets (200 grain from T&T Reloading). The only loads I can find are for 1400 fps type loads using jacketed bullets in .44 mag. I'd really like to produce some 1000-fps type stuff. Can it be done with this powder?

The other powders I have on hand are Universal & Titegroup. I'm playing with those in .44 special already. Just need to cycle through the brass.

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Old February 22, 2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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Only experience I have with N340 and .44 mag is with a 300 grain plated rainier. The loads worked...by that I mean they went bang...but were very lame, being slow and underpowered yet probably generating a lot of pressure. I think N340 is really not such a good powder for .44 mag. I have great results with AA#9 and H110. VVN110 is good also I believe if you're loyal to the brand
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Old February 22, 2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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Nah not loyal, I've just always heard people talking about it so I figured I would buy some. N110 only comes in 2lb containers and I wasn't ready to spend $40 on it.

I usually use H110 and Universal, depending on what I'm shooting.
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Old February 22, 2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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Well, it's the cats meow for .40 and 9mm as far as I'm concerned. Other then that....yes, it will work, but not optimally.
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