Originally Posted by larryp
I've seen where others use Unique for a +p load for the .44 special. I'll have to get some and try it out. At the moment I load 12 grains of 2400 under an Oregon Trail 240gr. SWC. I have a bunch of 2400 on hand from back when I hot loaded the .45 Colt out of an old model Ruger Vaquero so I'm using it up. My goal is a 240 gr. slug at about 850-900fps for an all around "woods bumming" load for my 3rd generation Colt SAA with it's 5 1/2" barrel.
2400 & H110 are often used for Magnum loads .
Unique will not safely give 100% magnum velocities , but for less than 100% , works great .
It is economical ( less powder per round ) . Some complain it is dirty . Doesn't bother me , just clean your gun .
I think I have read there is a " new " version that is suppose to be cleaner ?
I use Unique in several calibers , including cream puff .45-70 loads .
I have a .357 Mag and .45 LC Rossi Lever gun . Love them both & shoot Unique in both , with home cast bullets .
My .44 Mag lever gun is a Marlin . But I have never shot .44 Specials in it . Do not think I even have any .44 Special brass ?