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Old 06-19-2008, 03:20 PM
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Just getting started in reloading.I have a ruger super redhawk and a handi rifle in 44 mag.The two powders that I am starting with is 2400 and lil gun.The bullets weights are 240 and 300 grain jacketed and 255 grain hard cast.Any info on some starting loads would be very helpful.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:42 AM
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My long time favorite powder for magnum revolvers is H110. I've found AA1680 works great from rifles.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:01 PM
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:28 PM
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My goto powders for magnum pistols are H110 and Lil' gun. I have had great results with both.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:24 AM
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trail boss is great for light plinker loads check IMR for load data.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:52 AM
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W-W 296 is also a good powder for the .44
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:32 PM
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I've used H110 with 240 Hornady XTP and Remington 2 1/2 primers very successfully. With the Hornady reloading specs for this combination for a Ruger .44 mag Redhawk, I've settle at 23.3 g of H110. I understand that with a slower burning powder like this, you can obtain somewhat faster bullet results safely.
Stick to what the loading manual is telling you to use precisely and work up whatever powder and combination you decide on.
I did find that these Remington 2 1/2 primers the Hornady reloading manual called for with this caliber were consistently firing with this Redhawk I bought new last year. You may not have that much issue with the Super Redhawk with the separate springs for trigger and hammer. Redhawk has a single spring for trigger and hammer. I think that I was getting an intermittent light strike on some hand loads with WLP that weren't consistently firing in DA mode. Since I switched to the 2 1/2 for this revolver, I consistently get fires in DA, as I did beforewith in SA mode.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys!!!! Just picked up a ruger deerfield carbine today.Can't wait to start working loads up for that to. Sound like most everyone uses h110 for their 44 mags. I will have to get some and try it out.
Thanks again,
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