Here is a switch....I am looking for a light load for a light bullet in the 44 mag...bullet weight around 200 grains and fps around 500 to 650 or so...any suggestions?
I once loaded 430 RB's on top of 2-3 grains Unique that chronoed at bout 500-600 fps. Nice and quiet for shooting varmits in town. Didn't sound anything like a gunshot from a 7.5" bbl Ruger Super Blackhawk.Are you averse to using the .432" lead round balls?
I would go with something like 4-5 grains of bullseye if you want to go that light.
Make sure you use a lead bullet because jacketed bullets can cause barrel obstructions in loads that light.
Try the factory Remington 44 specials with the 246 gr. lead round nosed bullets. These clock about 700 fps.Here is a switch....I am looking for a light load for a light bullet in the 44 mag...bullet weight around 200 grains and fps around 500 to 650 or so...any suggestions?
Uncle,I use 180 grain full wadcutters in mine with 4 grains of Trail Boss. I hover closer to the low end of 200 grain data because all the lead is in the case with these. Penn Bullet has the wadcutters. I'm not sure how fast they go, but they are very easy to shoot, quiet and quite accurate.
I've had no problems in my model 29. I've run them a bit faster with unique and had no trouble there.Uncle,
Do they lead at that velocity? I've been thinking about trying those bullets but was afraid being hard cast and running them slow they would lead up my rifling.