Marshall Stanton said:Comment on the Tech Notes article:
:: Getting The Most From Your .44 Magnum by Mikey Dio
Thanks and God Bless,
"super-light plinker loads?Just found this thread...love the .44mag., so versatile, from super-light plinkers to REAL WHACKERS. Great article, very interesting. Still have about a have a pound of H110, maybe switch to N110 when it is finished.
If you want some real light and accurate .44 loads try some 180 grain wadcutters from Penn Bullets. I use starting loads for 200 grain bullets since you seat all the lead in the case. I use "Trail Boss" powder usually, and these things punch a sharp round hole in anything short of iron targets. I've thumped a couple of jackrabbits with them and it pretty well devastates those critters. A .44 special with 250 grains of lead is pretty powerful despite the lower velocity. I've heard of them being used on elk at close range and completely passing through. Once you shoot a full-house .44 mag load with a large bullet you will be thoroughly impressed with the round. It is a killing machine way beyond what you might expect on big game. One thing I have seen repeatedly that I disagree with concerning this round is the use of the Hornady XTP bullet in hotter loadings. My experience with these is that while they are quite accurate, they shed their jackets easily. I shot some into water and the jackets peeled off quite readily. Better to stick with the tried and true hard cast with a big meplat and a sharp transition."super-light plinker loads?
can you suggest a few?
I'm new to my BH .44mag and want to start off lite and will most likley reload when I can get it all set up.
How does a .44 special compare to mag loads and how these lite loads compare to .44 specials?