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help!!! 44 mag 225 grain hornady ftx bullets load data

Well I bought a box of a 100 of these today.I have a ruger super redhawk 9.5 brl. the bullet has 2 inurl one low near base one high.Has any one here loaded these for a pistol?
 

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I just want to share some loads I developed for a Rossi 92 44 mag 16" bbl with a 1:30 twist.

Below are the chrono results for three loads, Rainier 240 plated hollow points, Hornady 240 XTP, and Hornady 225 FTX. All loaded with new Starline brass, Hodgdon H110 powder, Winchester WLP primers.

NOTE: distance was 21 feet to chrono, factory load numbers are raw data. Only the average is adjusted for distance. Handloads are adjusted for distance in second column.

Factory benchmark loads:

LAX Ammo 240 gr FMJ

1) 1270
2) 1206
3) 1203
4) 1162
5) 1210

avg:1227 sd:38.629 es:108


Precision one 240 gr XTP

1) 1657
2) 1653
3) 1680
4) 1662
5) 1667

avg:1684 sd:10.47 es:27


Rainier 240 gr Plated HP, 1.60 COL

1) 20gr 1494 1512
2) 20.5 1534 1552
3) 21 1562 1581*
4) 21.5 1654 1674
5) 22 1648
6) 22 1638 1663 avg adj
7) 22.5 1673
8) 22.5 1673 1693 avg adj
9) 23 1718 1738
10) not fired, exceeded velocity target with 9)

* Selected load level for plated bullets. Factory recommends 1500 target velocity for rifles.


Hornady 240 gr XTP HP, 1.60 COL

1) 23 1683
2) 23 1670 1696 avg adj
3) 23.5 1683 1703
4) 24 1730
5) 24 1741 1756 avg adj*
6) 24.4 1729
7) 24.4 1751 1760 avg adj
8) 24.8 1773
9) 24.8 1780 1797 avg adj (book max)

* Selected load level. Where I felt velocity target was for 16" bbl vs. 18" in book.


Hornady 225 gr FTX, brass trimmed to 1.255", 1.645 COL

1) 19 1502
2) 19 1526 1539 avg adj
3) 19.5 1531
4) 19.5 1513 1547
5) 20 1561
6) 20 1530 1571
7) 20.3 1597
8) 20.3 1586 1617*
9) 20.6 1586
10)20.6 1598 1618

* Selected load level. Where I felt velocity target was for 16" bbl vs. 18" in book.

There were no pressure signs on the brass, primer pockets, or sticky extractions. I could feel a noticable increase in kick above 22.5 grains of H110.

Conclussion: Had no issues with seperation on Rainier plated bullets at any velocity. However you have to be careful to keep very centered when seating, because they are soft. XTPs rock, will be my go to hunting loads! FTXs, I deformed them a bit with my Lee die. Ordered the Hornady seating stem for FTX to remedy. However, others have posted they are not that impressed for hunting due to jacket seperation. That combined with the lower velocity, short case requirement, will result in me most likely discontinuing developement.

On to the accuracy phase!

I was EXTREMELY impressed with the Precision One XTP loads on the chrono data. 27 fps ES is as good or better than most of my hand loads. They chamber with no issue in the rifle and within 72 fps of the hand loads! Cost is very comparable to the handloads per round.

Conversly, not impressed with how weak the LAX rounds were. Especially at only 12.2 cents per round discount to the Precision One!
 

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I just want to share some loads I developed for a Rossi 92 44 mag 16" bbl with a 1:30 twist.

Below are the chrono results for three loads, Rainier 240 plated hollow points, Hornady 240 XTP, and Hornady 225 FTX. All loaded with new Starline brass, Hodgdon H110 powder, Winchester WLP primers.

NOTE: distance was 21 feet to chrono, factory load numbers are raw data. Only the average is adjusted for distance. Handloads are adjusted for distance in second column.

Factory benchmark loads:

LAX Ammo 240 gr FMJ

1) 1270
2) 1206
3) 1203
4) 1162
5) 1210

avg:1227 sd:38.629 es:108


Precision one 240 gr XTP

1) 1657
2) 1653
3) 1680
4) 1662
5) 1667

avg:1684 sd:10.47 es:27


Rainier 240 gr Plated HP, 1.60 COL

1) 20gr 1494 1512
2) 20.5 1534 1552
3) 21 1562 1581*
4) 21.5 1654 1674
5) 22 1648
6) 22 1638 1663 avg adj
7) 22.5 1673
8) 22.5 1673 1693 avg adj
9) 23 1718 1738
10) not fired, exceeded velocity target with 9)

* Selected load level for plated bullets. Factory recommends 1500 target velocity for rifles.


Hornady 240 gr XTP HP, 1.60 COL

1) 23 1683
2) 23 1670 1696 avg adj
3) 23.5 1683 1703
4) 24 1730
5) 24 1741 1756 avg adj*
6) 24.4 1729
7) 24.4 1751 1760 avg adj
8) 24.8 1773
9) 24.8 1780 1797 avg adj (book max)

* Selected load level. Where I felt velocity target was for 16" bbl vs. 18" in book.


Hornady 225 gr FTX, brass trimmed to 1.255", 1.645 COL

1) 19 1502
2) 19 1526 1539 avg adj
3) 19.5 1531
4) 19.5 1513 1547
5) 20 1561
6) 20 1530 1571
7) 20.3 1597
8) 20.3 1586 1617*
9) 20.6 1586
10)20.6 1598 1618

* Selected load level. Where I felt velocity target was for 16" bbl vs. 18" in book.

There were no pressure signs on the brass, primer pockets, or sticky extractions. I could feel a noticable increase in kick above 22.5 grains of H110.

Conclussion: Had no issues with seperation on Rainier plated bullets at any velocity. However you have to be careful to keep very centered when seating, because they are soft. XTPs rock, will be my go to hunting loads! FTXs, I deformed them a bit with my Lee die. Ordered the Hornady seating stem for FTX to remedy. However, others have posted they are not that impressed for hunting due to jacket seperation. That combined with the lower velocity, short case requirement, will result in me most likely discontinuing developement.

On to the accuracy phase!

I was EXTREMELY impressed with the Precision One XTP loads on the chrono data. 27 fps ES is as good or better than most of my hand loads. They chamber with no issue in the rifle and within 72 fps of the hand loads! Cost is very comparable to the handloads per round.

Conversly, not impressed with how weak the LAX rounds were. Especially at only 12.2 cents per round discount to the Precision One!
I would have thought they would be much faster myself. It should be noted that most of the FTX ammo has the brass shortened to accommodate the longer projectile. I've asked Hornady about taking advantage of the Rugers longer cylinder but got nothing definitive from them.

Well I bought a box of a 100 of these today.I have a ruger super redhawk 9.5 brl. the bullet has 2 inurl one low near base one high.Has any one here loaded these for a pistol?
I have shot them loaded from the factory labeled as "Leverevolution" ammo with no problems out of my Redhawk.
 

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Well I bought a box of a 100 of these today.I have a ruger super redhawk 9.5 brl. the bullet has 2 inurl one low near base one high.Has any one here loaded these for a pistol?
I have not bothered with the gummy tips, but the Redhawk and Super Blackhawk are both ideal and will not require trimming the cases to clear the shorter cylinders.

I just want to share some loads I developed for a Rossi 92 44 mag 16" bbl with a 1:30 twist.

Below are the chrono results for three loads, Rainier 240 plated hollow points, Hornady 240 XTP, and Hornady 225 FTX. All loaded with new Starline brass, Hodgdon H110 powder, Winchester WLP primers.
Interesting numbers. Real close to what I see with my 77/44.

Curious about accuracy though. My carbines shoot great with W296, but only at the very top end of the load range. How was your accuracy looking through the sequence, as you cranked the charge weight up?
 
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