The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 19, 2017, 10:08 AM   #26
Guggmeister
Member
 
Join Date: March 10, 2013
Posts: 67
I have loaded 44mag with 20.5gr of vv110 and magtech 240gr sp bullet. Radar gave 437m/s average velocity from a 7” ruger blackhawk.

no problems with 9.5” s&w29, didn’t chrono that.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Guggmeister is offline  
Old November 19, 2017, 12:43 PM   #27
Dundgren
Member
 
Join Date: May 14, 2017
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guggmeister View Post
I have loaded 44mag with 20.5gr of vv110 and magtech 240gr sp bullet. Radar gave 437m/s average velocity from a 7” ruger blackhawk.

no problems with 9.5” s&w29, didn’t chrono that.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Wow, that's very specific. Thank you.
Dundgren is offline  
Old November 20, 2017, 11:37 PM   #28
disseminator
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 563
Quote:
CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond or not covered by currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The Firing Line, nor the staff of TFL assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.
Quote:
FYI: 437m/s = 1433.73 fps
That's a good load. I am using 22.3g vvN110 with a 240g Speer DCHP (Gold Dot) and that's about 1500 fps (457.2m/s for our metric friends) out of my Model 29.

It hasn't exploded yet, and the Pachy grip will take the sting out of the recoil for you sensitive types.
disseminator is offline  
Old November 26, 2017, 12:12 PM   #29
Wildernesshunter
Member
 
Join Date: October 31, 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 91
Great info here and thanks for posting.

I am the new owner of a Taurus Tracker 44Mag and the RCBS dies, bullets, brass etc... have been ordered and are on their way.

I actively reload for several long guns, but this will be the very first pistol load I will have ever done. My big decision will be which powder to buy. I really don't want to experiment with several 1lb purchases..... I want to make the right purchase initially and stick to one powder for my loads for my 4" barrel.
__________________
John
Wildernesshunter is offline  
Old November 26, 2017, 12:40 PM   #30
44 AMP
Staff
 
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 17,432
Quote:
and stick to one powder for my loads for my 4" barrel.
If those loads are going to range from light to heavy, then a medium rate powder is your best choice. Unique would be my choice.

4" isn't enough barrel to get full power from magnum loadings, no matter what powder you use. The slow powders MAY get you an insignificant few fps faster (at max levels) from a 4" but their advantages don't really "kick in" until you give them 6" or more barrel to burn in.

And, the slow powders are notoriously poor choices for light loads. The Fastest powders hit max pressures before reaching the highest velocity (compared to slower powders) but this may not be a factor for you, with your 4" gun.

The fast powders (Bullseye, 231, etc) also have an increased risk of having a double charge slip past you un-noticed during the reloading process, because of the small amount of powder used.

A fast powder will have a max charge in the 5-6gr range, a medium powder in the 10-12gr range, and a slow powder in the 20+gr range.
__________________
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
44 AMP is offline  
Old November 26, 2017, 12:56 PM   #31
Wildernesshunter
Member
 
Join Date: October 31, 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 91
I am going to be shooting the 240gr Nosler jacketed soft point and I want a tick over 1,000 fps out of my barrel.
__________________
John
Wildernesshunter is offline  
Old November 26, 2017, 01:04 PM   #32
Dundgren
Member
 
Join Date: May 14, 2017
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildernesshunter View Post
I am going to be shooting the 240gr Nosler jacketed soft point and I want a tick over 1,000 fps out of my barrel.
I think you're going to want a very fast powder if you want them that slow. Have you considered .44 special?
Dundgren is offline  
Old November 26, 2017, 01:38 PM   #33
Wildernesshunter
Member
 
Join Date: October 31, 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 91
The local shop where I buy my powder has the best supply of Accurate powder on hand.

Anyone use Ramshot True Blue?
__________________
John
Wildernesshunter is offline  
Old November 27, 2017, 08:25 PM   #34
disseminator
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 563
For range and plinking fun, try out a 240 SWC with a max load of Trail Boss for about 900 fps.

They're a blast.
disseminator is offline  
Old November 28, 2017, 09:23 AM   #35
buck460XVR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 28, 2006
Posts: 3,504
I say if you want to shoot Buffalo Bore .44 Mag +p+ outta a Smith 69, go ahead. Odds are the gun is gonna last a lot longer than your wrist.
buck460XVR is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06619 seconds with 10 queries