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Old January 10, 2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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.44 Magnum recipe ID

Hi, I'm loading a .44 mag recipe that was photocopied from a friends book, but I can't remember the brand, unfortunately my friend is no longer with us so I can't contact him to get the name of the data book.

I'm hoping someone may recognize it from a book they have.

Bullet: 44-240 SWC (GC) - 240 grain SWC with gas check (.430)
Primer: CCI 350
Case: Remington
Test Firearm: Ruger Redhawk 7.5" bbl
Powder: H110 Start: 21gr. MAX 22gr. (no listed velocities)

Anyone recognize it?

It seems very similar to a couple recipes in my Speer manual but speer does not list a gas checked 240 grain SWC, they list a 225gr and 250 Kieth bullet with the same powder and similar min and max.
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Old January 10, 2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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I have a very similar load but not exact to yours. I tested it and chrono'd it in a 7.5" Redhawk. It should give you an idea of what to expect form the load. It is:

Bullet: 44-255 SWC (GC) Lee bullet -(.430)
Primer: CCI 350 LPM primer
Case: Speer
Test Firearm: Ruger Redhawk 7.5" bbl
Powder: H110 21.8 Gr.
1.565 OAL
1377 FPS
24 SD

Another similar load

245 Gr SWC (PB) (Lyman 429421 Keith bullet .430)
CCI 350 LPM Primer
Starline Case
Test Firearm: Ruger Redhawk 7.5" bbl.
Powder: 24.0 Gr H-110
1.687 OAL
1448 FPS
21 SD

Hope this helps.
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Old January 10, 2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thanks,

I also have a couple other recipies for the same 240 grain bullet with higher maximums, but the test firearm has a 4" barrel so I'll have to work up to those maximums slowly in my 7.5" barrel.
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Old January 10, 2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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Sounds good.
I'm using 22.5gr 296 (same powder) with a mag primer.
I've went hotter, but didnt like the recoil.
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Old January 11, 2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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44 mag 240 gr load

RCBS lists a 429-240-SIL that is a gas check as follows:

Gun:Ruger Super Blackhawk
Barrel: 7.5 in
Twist:1:20
Cases:Speer
Primer:CCI 350

H-110 22.2 gr 1411 fps
24.2 gr 1530 fps

The 44-240-SWC has a gas check but my data doesn't list H-110.It does list list W-296 at 22.3 gr to 24.3 gr.
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Old January 13, 2013, 05:22 AM   #6
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Well, this max of 22 grains of H110 is pretty acurate, the primers are not flattened but are starting to show some flattening, and recoil is signifigant. It's accurate so i guess I'll just leave it right there, I'm positive I'll never get to my other recipes listed maximum with this 7.5" bbl.

I have apparently let my shooting skills atrophy with the 44 magnum, this load will outshoot me when I shoot DA, SA is very accurate.
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