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Old April 16, 2013, 09:14 AM   #1
Southern Shooter
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Location: central Louisiana
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Ruger Flattop Blackhawks .44 Magnum--50th Anniversary Edition

My two sons have these Flattop Blackhawks in 6 1/2" barrels. They are asking about handloading some heavy bullets for backcounty protection in upper Montana and Idaho areas. I have a couple boxes of the Sierra Sports Master 300 grain jacketed soft-points that I could use. These bullets have a sectional density of .232 .

My question is this:

How hot can/should I take these bullets with these guns? I don't want to damage these flattops with loads that are too rough. But, I don't want to under load these Sierra bullets, either. What loads would ya'll charge these bullets up with these guns?

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