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After all these years with the 44 mag I still have not been able to predict how clean a load will burn until I look down the fired barrel.  Though most of my experience is in 44 mag hadguns, I do shoot an 1894.  I have seen 2400, H-110, AA-5 and AA-9 shoot very dirty and I have seen them all shoot cleaner than I had a right to expect.  Still, I have a couple of suggestions for you to try.  

First, read Marshall Stanton's article on developing a maximum load.  I am not suggesting max loads at all but Marshall expains the process of getting a synergy of primer, brass, bullet, crimp, powder as they effect the pressure curve.  When you get a proper pressure curve, the load tends to burn very cleanly.

Second... If you want max velocities you will probably end up with H-110.  If you want lighter loads, AA-5 & AA-9 have been the cleanest burners for me.  Though Accurate Arms says their powder do not need a mag primer, I have found better results with AA-9 and mag primers.  

If I were looking for a good place to start with a moderate load, I'd use the 280 gr WFN in .432. AA-5 powder and WW primers.  Generally speaking, slower burning powders burn more dirty with lighter bullets than with heavy bullets in all but screaming loads (which cause more problems than they solve.  Good luck and let us know how things go for you.

God bless..................... Bill M
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