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Old September 24, 2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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310 gr. 44 loads.

I am having a heck of a time coming up with some loads for a hard cast 44 cal 310 gr. bullet.

I will be using them in a SRH with a 7 1/2 barell. I have found some in AA powders but I have a fair amount of Unique and H110 and would like to use one of those.

Thanx for any input.

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Old September 24, 2002, 01:20 PM   #2
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Two loads...
Tue Mar 28 19:18:46 2000

the accuracy load in most 44s I've used is 16 grains of 2400 under any good cast bullet. Then the Keith 250 gr cast slug over 22/2400...and the 310 Lyman Keith over 18.5 grains of 2400 all in strong nickel cases...oops that's three loads...paco

look for the FAQ (frequently asked questions) and then go to favorite 44 magnum loads.

hopes this helps.

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Old September 24, 2002, 06:48 PM   #3
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I load several heavy weight 44mag cast bullets (260gr, 280gr, 300gr, 310gr and 325gr) for long range target shooting and hunting and use H110 exclusively. I have used several other powders but always came back to H110 because it seem to produce best accuracy and power in my revolvers. I have several friends who use VV powder with similar burn characteristics as H110 for their 44mag loads and it seems to work well. Without knowing exactly what kind of bullet you are using, I can't recommend any loads for you.
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Old September 24, 2002, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the imput.

The bullets I have are True Shot 310 gr. Wn Fp Gc made by Laser Cast. I have liked their bullets in the past and thought I would give theese a try.

Thanks again

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Old September 25, 2002, 04:24 AM   #5
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300g-n-up: AA9, N110, W296, Lil Gun, and often the best, 2400.

W296 normally very 'stable'.

Heavy crimp from Redding Profile Crimp die.
Magnum primers (test - and consider operating environment).
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Plenty of published data.
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Old September 26, 2002, 09:44 PM   #6
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They have loads for 325 grain hardcast. You should be very safe by applying that data to your 310 grain bullets.
Old September 28, 2002, 06:07 PM   #7
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Out of your 2 choices H110 is the way to go. (I'm assuming you're after heavy hitters here.)
By the time unique is anywhere near H110 or AA9 velocity-wise, you peak pressures will be well into the danger zone.

Agree with WS2 on all points.

(remember he does this stuff for a living, lots of experience)
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Old September 28, 2002, 08:14 PM   #8
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I've been using W-296 with a 325gr GC/SWC and getting @1250 fps from my 6" M-629. Accuracy is good, recoil is worse. (Same load outta my 4" Mountain Gun is an adventure) I've found that I can only use the top load with new or once Winchester brass, after that things get . . . Sticky.

I'm going to try one for whitetail deer this year. I don't doubt it'll work quite well.
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Old October 1, 2002, 04:53 AM   #9
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I see loads listed using a 300 gr. cast in 44 Mag. cases and 21.5 grs. of H-110.
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Old October 1, 2002, 10:34 AM   #10
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Visit "Taffin Tests" of John Taffin...good info there.
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