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Old November 1, 2020, 07:40 PM   #1
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.44 Magnum loads

Believe it or not in over 20 years of reloading I have never pushed the edge like I have with these loads in 44Magnum. I always look for accuracy first and velocity second.

With encouragement from a friend I decided to load up some 44 Magnum fast movers. By the way though not seen in the video these loads were worked up to, even though they were considered to be book safe being 1 full grain below max.

I wanted to make it a bit more interesting by testing these loads in a ported vs non-ported barrel. This video will display reloading information. This data is not intended to replace the appropriate reloading manuals data and should not be used without verifying and double checking the loads between two different official published reference points — IE reloading manuals. If you elect to utilize any of this data it is at your own risk. As seen these loads were safe in the firearms used.

What do you think about 800X in 44magnum? The cases came out really clean, the primers looked great though I know it is not a real indication of pressure.

Should I load up a few more and put a couple through some gel?

I wonder if the XTP would hold together under that kind of velocity?
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Old November 2, 2020, 09:34 PM   #2
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Old November 2, 2020, 11:51 PM   #3
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Cool vid there Mr.RevolverGuy. Those were good rounds you made.

I've never used 800X in .44 mag so that was something new for me to see. Come to think o of it, I've never used anything less than 200gr as well. Mostly I shoot 240 hard cast lead at around 1200fps.

Your vid gives me some ideas.....
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Old November 3, 2020, 09:21 AM   #4
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When I clicked play I expected "hot loads" to mean over max. loads.
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Old November 3, 2020, 09:24 AM   #5
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An older brother who quit reloading several years ago, gave me a 5 gallon bucket of various reloading goodies, which included a pound of 800X. I did load some 44 mag with it and it's a good, high energy powder. I have gotten away from flake powders because they never metered particularly well for me.
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