I'm not a fan of Blue Dot, but if it is accurate in your gun I'm pretty sure it will work. I'm using 12.0 grains Longshot with a Hornady 240 grain XTP and it's worked on a small pig, and several Whitetail deer with no problems. My velocity out of a 6 1/2 inch S&W 629 is a hair over 1200 fps, and I would think your load of Blue Dot should be doing very close to that. Give it a go and tell us all about it. Don't forget the pictures. We like pictures of dead animals.
How accurate,and at what distance, these are some of the loads I use, 24 grains H-110, 240 XTP, 21 grains of 2400, same bullet, pet load, 7 grains of title group, 240 hard cast, another powder I like is 4227, 21 grains, with XTP, good luck
Between my son and I we have somewhere around 10 44 mags. One load that shoots in every one of them is 22.0 H110 and a 240gr XTP. The scoped handguns shoot about 2" at 100 yards with them. I even have a couple of 44 rifles and it shoots good in them as well. I know in a couple of the handguns anything from 22 to 24 grs works. Shoots about the same size group just gains velocity.
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In my 7.5” Super Blackhawk and Henry Big Boy I run 26gr of H110 with a 240gr XTP which is over book maximum but I worked up to it with no problems. I run 22gr of H110 under a home cast Lee 310gr which is the most accurate load in my gun.
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More of the same for me. 23.5 gr of 296 under a 240 gr XTP shoots tight from a 10" TC, 7.5" Ruger blackhawk and my CVA Hunter rifle. The CVA also likes 17.1 gr of 296 under a 300 gr XTP. All will more than do the job on our Ohio whitetails.