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Old November 11, 2005, 04:47 AM   #1
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44 mag ammo

I'm picking up a Marlin lever action 44mag for next year's whitetail. I want to know if there are any ammo producers who load 44mag with a slower burning powder for use in rilfes for hunting? Or will a good handgun load do the trick
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Old November 11, 2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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.44 Mags seem to be popular this year

When I was hunting with .44 Mag rifles I liked a 300grn JSP. Just the standard off the shelf ammo worked well in all my .44 rifles.
Ruger .44 Carbines (I've owned 2)
Remington 788 (bolt action 22" or 24" bbl .44 Mag)
Timberwolf .44 Mag Pump.
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Old December 8, 2005, 12:13 AM   #3
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My Marlin 1894 in 44 mag shoots 240 grain bullets best. Over 18.7 grains of 2400 (Alliants listed max) I get 1500-1600 fps depending on the bullet shape.

It's favorite 240g bullet seems to be a Montana Gold JHP.
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Old December 11, 2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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Some brands of 44 MAG bullets do not open up much. Soft tip Remington core-lockt is an example. In contrast, Hornady XTP is a deep hollow tip with unique features. BIG HOLE through a deer with this bullet. Hornady has a custom line of factory ammo featuring this bullet.

XTP stands for eXtreme Terminal Performance.

Good hunting to you.
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Old December 11, 2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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The only company I can remember that loaded special rounds for a rifle was Norma . That was many years ago.
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Old December 11, 2005, 08:36 PM   #6
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