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44 Mag hunting reloads #208486 10/12/2020 10:13 PM
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Been trying to find a accurate hunting load for my RSBHH. I have tried a few. The most accurate so far is 12.0gr of Blue dot powder beging a 240gr soft point. Would this be a good load to hunt with?

Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #208488 10/12/2020 11:05 PM
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18.5 of 2400 over a 240 XTP CCI 350 primer.


If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #208490 10/12/2020 11:55 PM
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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.

Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: Mech 8] #208491 10/13/2020 12:08 AM
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I've used 24.0 gr. WW296 for over 40 years with 240 gr. jacketed bullets. Always shot good. (23.5 gr. with 250 Keiths).

Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: wvhitman] #208492 10/13/2020 1:16 AM
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
I've used 24.0 gr. WW296 for over 40 years with 240 gr. jacketed bullets. Always shot good. (23.5 gr. with 250 Keiths).


Been using the same load, just not as long because I?m not as old as Doc.

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Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: MS Hitman] #208494 10/13/2020 1:35 AM
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 Originally Posted By: MS Hitman
 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
I've used 24.0 gr. WW296 for over 40 years with 240 gr. jacketed bullets. Always shot good. (23.5 gr. with 250 Keiths).


Been using the same load, just not as long because I?m not as old as Doc.


Like wise.


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Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #211196 12/15/2021 3:16 AM
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23.5 of H110 and 240xtp


Ruger SRH 44mag 7.5", Encore 223 12", Encore MGM260Rem 13", Ruger BH 357mag 4-5/8"
Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #211197 12/15/2021 11:19 AM
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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

Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #211198 12/15/2021 11:41 PM
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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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Re: 44 Mag hunting reloads [Re: countryboy2441] #211210 12/18/2021 7:15 PM
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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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