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Old 07-22-2004, 07:52 PM
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I recently heard about a 44 mag bullet thats 400 grains, i have been looking for it for the past 2 days. It seems like that size bullet would be huge for a 44 mag but i figured someone around here might know something about it.
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Old 07-27-2004, 03:01 AM
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Beartooth bullets makes a 405gr hard cast bullet for the 44. I think it is more geared towards the 444 but says it is safe for redhawks and colt anacondas.

www.beartoothbullets.com
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:24 PM
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Wow, you have no idea how long i have been looking for this bullet, Thanks a ton. Any body think using these would be a bad idea?
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:38 PM
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I don't think it would be a bad idea, but I seriously doubt that it is the best choice for a 44 mag. It makes a lot more sense as a 445 super mag or 444 marlin bullet. It is so long it will stick down in the 44 mag case so far that there will be very little room for powder. velosities would be very low with this bullet. I think that for a good heavy load for the 44 would be one of the 300-325gr either WFNGC or WLNGC bullets would be a much better comprimise of velosity and weight. I carry a S&W 629 with 4" barrel and shoot a 300gr WFNGC @ 1300fps or a 280gr WFNGC @ 1350fps. The extra velosity will overcome any increase in momentum of the heavier bullet. If you have a 445 supermag or a 444 marlin the 405gr bullet might do a good job.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:37 PM
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I use Ballistic Advantage Boar-Slammer Premium Hunting Bullets. Using a 300 gr. WLN GC, and 24 .5 grs. of Win. (MAX) Vel. 1450 f/s. Good luck.
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:49 PM
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For my whitetail hunting I believe I will stick with my 240 gr Hornady XTPs and 24.7 gr of WW 296. This load is accurate and hasn't let me down yet on a few animals.
The bigger bullets should do fine for large hogs and other heavier critters like black bear.
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:26 AM
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[8D] Check out Garrett Ammo, Cor-Bon, and Buffalo Bore Bullets for the heavy hitters in .44 Mag.
Out of a Marlin rifle here are the stats.

Bullet and Muzzle velocity

Cor-Bon 260 gr. Bonded Core----1854
Cor-Bon 300 gr. JSP---------------1543
Buffalo Bore 300 gr. JSP----------1596
Buffalo Bore 305 gr. LBT----------1631
Garrett 310 gr. Kieth--------------1511
Cor-Bon 320 gr. Hard Cast-------1479
Garrett 330 gr. Hammerhead-----1599

I carry Garrett 330 gr. Hammerheads in my Ruger Super Read Hawk. They are to long for all but the Red Hawk and the Super Red Hawk. .44 Mag rifles must be modified to handle the Garrett 330 gr.. It thumps bears hard for a pertection round. I would use the JSP from Cor-bon or Buffalo for hunting for maximum shock.

What do think? Enough gun and bullet?
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:18 AM
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Garrett 330 gr. Hammerhead-----1599
What length of barrel is producing that velocity and dont tell me your ruger redhawks 9.5 inch barrel hits that because I guarentee it doesn't. I know the load you are talking about because it shoots only 1385 fps from a 9.5 test barrel which is still awesome velocity. I dont know where you got 1599fps you are smokin crack dude. And also if you haven't noticed this is a "RELOADING" forum not a factory ammo forum, I will also say no reloader would want to spend 65 dollars a box for 44 mags either, even if they are "Better" then any of our handloads. Because for 65 dollars we could reload , Sh!t thats 1,000 primers a box of 500 cast bullets and a pound of powder. for 65 dollars I can load up 200 rounds of a 44 mag load I guarentee will give that hammerhead load a good run and probably perform better. I shoot this load from a Ruger super redhawk with a 9.5 inch barrel and also shoot it from a marlin 1894 44 mag carbine.

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Bullet: 300 grain hornady XTP/HP, Case: Remington, Primer: Winchester 7 LP, Powder: 19 grains of H110 (Note: Max load) I experienced slight primer flattening. That load had come from Hodgdon powder and the original load data used winchester brass and a Remington 2 1/2 primer
In my redhawk it has a velocity of 1324 fps @ 3 feet and in my marlin carbine it has a velocity of 1473 fps @ 3 feet.
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:25 AM
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I missed that the velocity is supposed to be from a marlin rifle........Which I still find hard to believe since my load I mentioned in my last post only had a 149 fps increase when shot in the Marlin carbine. You are basically saying that the hammerhead load has a 214 fps velocity increase with just 10 more inches of barrel? I still find that hard to believe in my opinion you are still smokin crack.
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