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Old 01-16-2004, 16:06   #1
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Does anyone have any info for loading 240 grain cast bullets for a .44 mag.?They will be used in a Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 5 1/2" barrel. The bullets were given to me and I do not have any reloading info for them.
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:07   #2
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lee's second edition reloading manual has good data for that cast bullet for your 44 mag.
MAKE SURE you use a good crimp and start light and work your way up to preven t barrel leading
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My load for 240 grain cast bullets in a .44 Magnum is 9 grains of Alliant Unique powder and a standard large pistol primer. This is not a "Dirty Harry" Magnum load, more of a mid-range. Use all load data with caution. Reduce charges 10% to start, working up gradually until satisfactory accuracy and power is attained, watching for pressure signs.
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Originally posted by va hunter@Jan 17 2004, 12:06 AM
Does anyone have any info for loading 240 grain cast bullets for a .44 mag.?They will be used in a Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 5 1/2" barrel. The bullets were given to me and I do not have any reloading info for them.
Use IMR 4227 . You can get hot loads , if you wish to push it ( I go for a little lighter than max ) .

As a safety feature , I do not hinnk you can get enough of this powder in the case & still get the bullet seated & crimped , to harm the gun .

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Old 05-08-2004, 08:26   #5
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My 240 grain cast bullet load for my Ruger 7 1/2" 44 mag is 14 grains of bluedot. According to the Nosler Manual this will give you a Muzzle Velocity of 1310 fps. I use the CCI 300 large rifle primer. Although this load is healthy it is not a hand numbing load.
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I use 20 grs of 2400 to start,accurate but dirty,close to "full house" load!
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I use 8 grains of Unique with 240 grain cast bullets. This load is a light load and fun to shoot. You can shoot this load all day long as it has very little recoil.
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I use 16 grains of Blue Dot with Lyman's 245grain Keith style bullet in Remington cases with Winchester primers. My Alliant manual indicates this load is 0.6grains less than max.
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The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook and the RCBS handbook has data for many different cast bullets for the .44 Mag. This is the safest way to go.
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How about 7gr of Red Dot pushing Elmer Kieth 240gn SWC from Missouri Bullets? Great mid range for plinking.
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All of the reload books has that in them. Jest look in your book.
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Originally Posted by va hunter View Post
Does anyone have any info for loading 240 grain cast bullets for a .44 mag.?They will be used in a Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 5 1/2" barrel. The bullets were given to me and I do not have any reloading info for them.
ALL load books have this info!!
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I get the feeling that VA HUNTER was trying to start a conversation and get some feedback from the "gang". Yes, load books have it and so does the internet. I like the 9 grains of Unique with a 240 cast bullet. I see no need to have full house loads to put holes in paper. I have Blue Dot and jacketed bullets for that. And, I'll probably consult the "gang" on Perfect Union for the perfect recipe. JMHO kwg
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Old 06-16-2012, 14:07   #15
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Well, I split the difference between Heco's 8.0 grains of Unique and kwg020's 9.0 grains of Unique. I use 8.5 grains of Unique but the cast lead semi-wadcutter bullet generally actually weighs 245-250 grains.

It exits the 8 3/8-inch barrel of my Smith & Wesson revolver at 949 fps, is accurate, and covers a lot of realistic handgunning needs.
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