Mississippi Deptartment of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, State Agency: South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, State Agency: Other members will be along shortly with their hunting loads using your particular powders. Keith’s standard load for the.44 Magnum was his 250 to 260-gr. It is also a bullet which, due to the placement of the crimping groove, works in every .44 Magnum levergun of my experience. Accuracy among the powders may vary a bit from gun to gun, but it is seldom enough to make a difference on the vital area of a whitetail buck standing 125 long paces from the muzzle. Felt recoil is certainly much less than one might expect; there were no problems encountered with recoil even when spending several hours at the shooting bench. During the early 1960s, Hodgdon introduced H110, a military-surplus powder developed by Olin/Winchester during World War II for the .30 Carbine. I do load up some 300gr XTP Mag loads for hogs also. And if you want a plinkin load with lead for the mag cases, use 8 grains of unique under a 240 grain hardcast boolit. They refused to comment simply because in those days they were competitors. It would be difficult to find a sixgun powder that does not work well in the .44 Magnum levergun. However, if your interested, my .44 Mag. The.44 Mag. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, State Agency: We ping steel with a .300 WinMag at over a mile. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, State Agency: I have been loading IMR 4227 in the .44 Magnum almost as long as 2400 and found its burn rate to be the same as H4227. If it proves too much for you, you can always feed it lighter loads or even.44 Specials. In addition, H110 is “the” choice for 410-bore shotgun, especially among top competitive skeet and sporting clays shooters. Never saw a real need for anything else. Moreover, handloaders are cautioned against using less powder than the starting charge shown in reloading manuals. By Chuck Hawks. Over the ensuing years I have read millions of words and also written several million words. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, State Agency: Many people also like it because they can carry a levergun in .44 Mag, which will be soft-shooting and accurate, and then pair that with a .44 Magnum revolver. Velocity comparisons were my objective during this project, so I did not shoot for accuracy. It’s an amazing feeling that you can’t quantify with words- you have to experience it in person to appreciate the “experience”. The .44 Special (center) was based on a lengthened .44 Russian cartridge (left), while the .44 Remington Magnum (right) is based on a lengthened .44 Special case. If the guy who wrote that nasty letter about three decades ago is still capable of reading small print and has a copy of Hodgdon's latest Annual Manual, he may see that listed charge weights, velocities and pressures for the two powders are identical. The Winchester .350 Legend is a no-nonsense whitetail thumper tailored for rifle hunters in... David Fortier talks with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition about the evolution of the .308 Win. But in 1956 Keith's efforts culminated in the introduction of the .44 Magnum. However, I’ve never had any problems with the M336 action and .44 Magnum cartridges. He went on to say: “One-caliber rifle-pistol duos are a Western tradition, handed down from the days when ammo counters were few and far between.” Little did I know I would not only meet John in the future but we’d also become good friends. loads, as well as all 11/16-oz. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Remington Magnum has always been a favorite revolver for sport and pleasure.Filled with .44 Magnum cartridges, it is ready for target practice or hunting. The .44 Magnum has all the inherent accuracy of its parent .44 Special. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: I prefer to use Bullseye or Red Dot with 200 gr cast bullets in the 44 magnum for velocities in the 800 - 1000 fps range. With its 20" barrel, full magazine tube and straight-gripped stock, it was the near-perfect woods carbine. I used Accurate 1680, but not sure if it is still available. You can learn to shoot a revolver accurately with such loads. The .44 Special is based on the black-powder .44 Russian case that earned a superb accuracy reputation in … While the .32 H&R Magnum doesn't get the attention it deserves, plenty of handloading... Handloading the .38 WCF is a bit more involved than handloading for other cartridges, but... Give a Gift   His is a Lyman 429421 Keith bullet over a load of 2400: he had to do some 'sperimentin' as he found best accuracy within a window of only about 1/2 gr in his gun, somewhere about 1/2 to 1 gr below the Alliant book max, if memory serves. TenDriver Member. Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, State Agency: My first article was published in 1967 in the now long-gone magazine called GUNsport. Midway 44 mag Loadmap Accurate Arms Web Load data for AA#9 Thanks in advance. Originally developed for the .22 Hornet, it's also the shooter's choice for .410 bore. Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: After a while, however, even the most recoil-tough shooter looks forward to toning things down a bit. Ruger offers several MUCH better options in .44 magnum that will outlast generations of shooters with a steady diet of magnum loads up to and including heavy loads from Buffalo Bore (and others) that aren't supposed to be fired out of a Pietta. Just as with most .44 Magnum levergun loads my powders of choice for full-house loads are #2400, H110 and WW296. Sometimes Power Pro 300-MP seems a bit slower burning than W296/H110, but at other times it appears a tad faster. However, I’ve never had any problems with the M336 action and .44 Magnum cartridges. Harmon, My brother hunts hogs and owns a Ruger .44 Mag carbine. I purchased the first one to hit town and it has now served me well for over 50 years. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, State Agency: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, State Agency: My full house .44 load is a 240 gr Lee SWC w/ a gas check, sitting atop the Winchester book load of 296. Enter To Win A Primary Arms Prize Package! of Unique with a 250 LSWC, but it was not the best in accuracy in my guns, and most of my .44 Magnum loads … These are not the powders to use for reduced-velocity loads. data is substantially expanded to include 17 cast and jacketed bullets weighing up to 355 grains. The result is an even-easier and faster handling big bore carbine. pretty much all the 'magnum' powders listed for the.44 mag are suited to the longer barrel. Over the past 50+ years a lot of .44 long guns have come and gone, however this Marlin 336 remains a favorite. I don't have any accurate hunting loads with the powders you mentioned as I don't use those particular powders. No muzzle flash was observed from either of those two powders when shot in the longer barrels. They bought Super Blackhawks, but after comparing trigger quality, I scraped up the additional $25 for an S&W Model 29 with a 6.5-inch barrel. A recent article in the September 'RIFLE Sporting Firearms Journal' outlined potential poor accuracy with modern .44 Magnum leverguns and their outdated 1:38" rifling twist that comes from the old days when .44-40 caliber Winchesters and Marlins shot blackpowder-propelled 200 grain lead bullets. New York Department of Environmental Conservation, State Agency: A heavy crimp is necessary not only for aiding in starting the burning process but also for keeping the cartridges from being pushed down into the case while riding in the magazine. Mag primer.44 Mag case Sierra 240 JHC 22.5-24/H110 or 296 Mag primer.44 Mag case. To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. H4227 was officially discontinued in 2009, but shipments continued for quite some time until the supply was exhausted. Wyoming Game & Fish Department, State Agency: I reviewed the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter here last year. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, State Agency: Winchester .350 Legend Rifles and Ammo Available Right Now, Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic Revolver Review, Improved Ballistics a Key to Accurate Long-Range Shooting, Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. Accurate now has reintroduced XMP-5744, a slow burning, bulky powder and is good in magnum pistol loads. Coloration differs a bit, but otherwise the flattened balls of propellant appear quite similar in diameter mix. L9X25. 44 Special cases will give lower velocity spreads than magnum cases with light loads. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: Matched with my ever-present Bear Buster Ruger 4-5/8" .44 Flat-Top, it made the perfect sixgun/levergun combination for deep woods hunting. ISS Prop House gives us the rundown on the guns used in Enemy at the Gate. The first issue of GUNS Magazine arrived in January 1955 when I was a junior in high school. Missouri Deptartment of Conservation, State Agency: When I started loading for the .44 Magnum, carbide sizing dies had not yet arrived. Most hand-loaders who use W296/H110 know that a magnum primer is recommended for uniform ignition. But is the new powder the same as W296/H110? The .44 Magnum levergun takes over where the .357 Magnum levergun leaves off, able to handle a few heavier chores. Then there is the matter of primer suitability. hunting load is a 240gr. New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: The most accurate loads from my 44 Magnum Mountain Gun are the 240s, whether jacketed HPs, softnoses or hardcast over charges of 296/H110 or 2400. Minnesota Deptartment of Natural Resources, State Agency: A savvy handloader can certainly develop loads that address that problem, but the .32 Magnum does not suffer from this malady. It is a large, single-action revolver that is meant to be used a primary as a hunting weapon. Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Top. The SAAMI specs call for … i think my … Principal Purpose: Magnum handgun loads Secondary Uses: .22 Hornet and 218 Bee Remarks: Legendary for its performance in .44 Mag and other magnum pistol loads. 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