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Old February 18, 2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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ok fellas anyone have any good load data on .357 and .44mag

Here is the deal I just bought some hornady projectiles. In 44 mag I got 200 grain hp xtps and In .357 I got 180 grain hp xtps. These will be loaded for deer hunting loads being shot out of revolvers what kind of powder should I use thanks for your help
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Old February 18, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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I believe one of the "go to" powders for full-house loads for either the .357 Magnum or .44 Magnum is H110 (or the equivalent W296).

If you read the caution note on Hodgdon's web site, you'll see that this powder should not be reduced more than 3% from published loads.

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http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

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Reduce H110 and Winchester 296 loads 3% and work up from there. H110 and Winchester 296 if reduced too much will cause inconsistent ignition. In some cases it will lodge a bullet in the barrel, causing a hazardous situation (Barrel Obstruction). This may cause severe personal injury or death to users or bystanders. DO NOT REDUCE H110 LOADS BY MORE THAN 3%.
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Old February 18, 2011, 11:18 PM   #3
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thanks

I don't know why I didn't. Think about using h110 it loads great in my 460smith. Anyone have any luck with tite group for either of these projectiles.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:51 AM   #4
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You might want to give Lil Gun a try for both the 44 as well as the 357. If you are looking for something on the milder side for the 44, try Imr 4227.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:58 AM   #5
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ok

Thanks for your suggestiions I am looking for middle of the road power don't want it to nock my socks off but want to put it on a deer at about 50 or 60 yards
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Old February 19, 2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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2400 might be another good choice, it can be down loaded a little more than H110.
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Old February 19, 2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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"ok fellas anyone have any good load data on .357 and .44mag"

Well, I've loaded for a few and I can only tell you there's nothing obscure or hidden about good loads. What you find in any manual will tell you as much as what any of us can say.
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Old February 19, 2011, 04:06 PM   #8
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Alliant's Unique, 2400, Herco or Blue Dot
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Old February 19, 2011, 11:33 PM   #9
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well i didnt really mean load data

I was curious to what powders were being used and which were liked more than others.I only start at what my manual tells me is safe to work up a load thanks wnchester for the concern its not my first rodeo either I tried universal clays in 357 and it was an ok powder I. Was just looking to try a differnt powder.
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Old February 19, 2011, 11:42 PM   #10
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Anyone have any luck with tite group for either of these projectiles.
Titegroup is much too fast for heavy bullets in magnum loadings.

I recently bought some Ramshot Enforcer to try on my magnum loadings. So far it's been promising. Be sure to use a magnum primer with Enforcer, H110, or W296. I did have squibs trying to light Enforcer in .357 and .45 Colt with standard primers.
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Old February 20, 2011, 08:34 AM   #11
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20 grains of 2400 with a 240g jsp is my 44 mag hunting load. Super accuracy and hits like a hammer. Ive never loaded 357 or tried h110
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Old February 20, 2011, 08:57 AM   #12
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I'm using Titegroup with my 357 mag but I'm also using a 125 gr. bullet. Not a suitable hunting load for larger game but is fine for anything up to 200 pounds.
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