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#205368 - 01/29/20 12:20 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: muddydog]
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You can tailor your loads from mild to wild depending on what you need, or like. I like unique and 2400 powder in 44 mag as I can go up or down with either powder. Not so with H110 as it seems to do better with top end loads. You don't save money reloading ,that is a false hope. Its cheaper per round yes, but you will shoot a hell of a lot more, so its about the same money. Shoot reload, shoot reload,shoot reload, its a vicious cycle.
But I wouldn't change it for the world.


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#205373 - 01/29/20 01:12 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: junebug]
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LoL.... more shooting is good for the soul, just not the bank account,

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#205379 - 01/29/20 06:54 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: muddydog]
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The plus side is the more you practice,if it is good practice, the better you have the potential to become. And whats money in the bank compared to a contented soul?
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#205383 - 01/29/20 09:51 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: junebug]
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junebug is right of course us old KY boys are never wrong! I actually enjoy reloading almost as much as shooting. Notice I said almost.

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#205385 - 01/30/20 08:24 AM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: RSW]
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How are Unique and 2400 in terms of being dirty?

Seems I remember using one of them years ago for either .44 mag or .41 mag and there was quite a bit of smoke in the air.

I too would like to shoot with some milder loads than what I'm getting with 296.


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#205387 - 01/30/20 12:13 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: jcp161]
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They are both dirty in that you will want to wipe the gun down after use. However their versatility makes them a favorite powder for me. Mild to wild can be done with then unlike 296 or H 110 that preform better with top end loads. So I put up with the mess for the versatility,there are no free roads.
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#205396 - 01/31/20 02:29 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: jcp161]
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 Originally Posted By: jcp161
How are Unique and 2400 in terms of being dirty?

Seems I remember using one of them years ago for either .44 mag or .41 mag and there was quite a bit of smoke in the air.

I too would like to shoot with some milder loads than what I'm getting with 296.

Generally I find that if you are running any powder from low to mid end charges they tend to be dirty. Unique is for sure and will leave tons of black soot on the gun. As you approach the top end loadings, most powders clean up significantly as you get more complete combustion.

Anymore I try to pick a powder that will give me the velocity I am looking for and keep me in the top 25% of charge weight. This seems to keep things relatively clean and less smoky at the range.

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#205417 - 02/01/20 03:02 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: 98Redline]
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You can get new taller front sights from Bowen, Garza and Brownells. Most have to be soldiered on.
Magna Port put one on my Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter. Not sure what brand they use.

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#205423 - 02/01/20 07:38 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: Hawkeye]
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I've been doing alot of research on various loads. I now have learned that some of the mild loads generate pressure on par with some hot loads. I was just looking out for my gun, not necessarily recoil reduction. I think I'ma starting my loads with Hornady 200 XTP with VAHTI N110. There's pretty good variance in loads with 180 up to 300 grain bullets. I've never heard of this powder, hopefully it'll be good

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#205424 - 02/01/20 09:53 PM Re: 44 magnum reloads [Re: muddydog]
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Muddydog, N110 is not always the easiest to get ahold of. For high end loads H110, 296,and 2400 are great powders. For low to midrange loads might I suggest HS-6, it is a little dirty but I've gotten great results with it in all different calibers, especially when it comes to accuracy.

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