The bullet must be secured against telescoping [into the case in a magazine tube] or out of the case in an rotary magazine/cylinder. I liked 8.0g Red Dot when I was testing it under a 240g … Add to list Add to registry. I'm using X-treme plated 240 gr RN bullets 5.8 gr 231 ~1.610" COL WLP Primers Light crimp, just enough to keep the bullets from … The gun seems to be favoring light bullets and … For example, Vihtavouri shows its "softest" load with N-320, a 180-grain Hornady XTP, as being 10.2 grains and 1,300 fps. I am looking for a good powder to use in loading 44 Mag for 180g - 200 g HP/SP bullets. add to cart. hard cast out of a Lyman mold. Quick View. Hey all Okay for light loads in .38. The bullets are 250 gr. In the .44 Mag I run some tests with Red Dot. Winchester … Surprisingly the Blue Dot grouped best. When considering an all-purpose .44 Special powder, Ken Waters, in Pet Loads noted, “I’m pretty sure my choices would be Unique and Blue Dot.” Unique is a great powder to use and have on your bench. I also have a millet on a Super Redhawk 44 MAG and one on my Super Redhawk 454 Casull. Although I have not loaded it in the .41 magnum, your suggested load of 5.5 gr. _____ Last year when I started reloading, powder was hard to obtain. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Primer Notes; Hodgdon - 296: 240 gr. Also, Universal does a great job in 45 acp, 38 spec., 9mm. Red Dot .44 Special Loads . He likely has a 44 mag. It is one of my favorites for target loads which is 99% of my shooting. Down side is that it does not meter nearly as well as other powders, but it's nice and fluffy so it fills cases better. 24.0 gr. The accurate powders take less powder charge and the H110/296 the largest powder charge. The .44 Magnum is a hand cannon that’s also a literal blast to shoot. 855 7. I used CCI-350 magnum primers with HS-6 and Silhouette … 1. I have been loading target loads for my .44 Magnum using cast bullets. I loaded some 180 grain Hornady XTP bullets with Green Dot powder and they were pretty mild compared to some of the heavier grain II … Registered Member. Iceman808. I'd go a lot slower on the powder for .357, start with maybe Blue Dot. So I recommend the Ultra-Dot and the Millet. Worked up some decent loads using 7 gr Unique and 8.2 grains Blue Dot behind 240 gr PFP. With Red Dot being a old powder (it has been cleaned up from the original formula) there is very little data in new reloading … A neighbor of mine will buy enough to load a few boxes of ammo. of Red Dot and standard primers. Hey Folks, Working up some loads for my new Bulldog. As with all Clays gunpowder series, these powders burn clean and uniformly when fired. Accurate now has reintroduced XMP-5744, a slow burning, bulky powder and is good in magnum pistol loads. I have an Ultra-dot on my S&W 500MAG. add to cart. My gun club buys powder wholesale add 5% and sells it to us.. they had Red Dot 8lb kegs for $105.00 out the door, so I got 2 kegs. Universal has been very useful. Would like to know if any one has had experience working up Red Dot loads...(have a lot on hand). Post Nov 30, 2014 #1 2014-12-01T01:22. I highly recommend them. I have 2400, Red Dot, Blue Dot, Bullseye, Unique, H110, Herco, and at least a half dozen rifle powders on the shelf. Bullets in the .45 ACP , 6 gr. So I finally snuck out to the range to test out some lighter powder puff 44 mag loads that I plan to use for indoor/winter shooting since we can't shoot jacketed or magnum rounds indoors. When you hit 1200fps your starting into Magnum territory. Get a good jacketed or cast bullet and use a slow powder for hunting power type loads. Or do you mean to shoot the Berrys for fun with a light plinking load? Marlin 1894, Henry Big Boy, etc. Red Dot’s another fine reduced-load powder. I use Red Dot in all my Pistol cartridges as well as my 45-70 with fun results. Each of those has a favorite powder for serious work, but Green Dot is the backup in every case. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. I will ask him if he has any 44 mag recipes. Also, Accurate's #2 and #5 work well. The writer said his blue dot recipe is the cleanest load he has and it is great for deer hunting. Under 230 gr. I do not have .44 special brass, just magnum cases. The gun shot factory PMC 180gr JHP's extremely well. This is fast enough for paper targets and does a fine job on bowling … Alliant Powder - Re-33 8lb. 22.8 gr. 1.600 in. The Best Red Dot Sight for .44 Magnum Revolvers Conclusion. Factory ammunition for it no matter the maker is quite expensive. Clays may work for that as well. Choosing a red dot for it is tricky, so make sure you look at models that can take the recoil and power of a .44 Magnum. Hodgdon's Universal, HP6, HP7 and HP38 are good powders for this cartridge. It can be finicky through some powder measures is the negative, but if I had to pick the one powder for all of my reloading, Red Dot would be it! … Universal is also very clean. In an older Speer Manual (12th Edition) is show a 240 gn SWC with starting loads of 6.0 @ 871 f/sec and a max load of 6.5 @ 905 f/sec. Since I have experimented with case position sensitive powder and found great differences, I now want bulkier powder that will better fill the case. The reloading manuals show Accurate #7, Accurate #9, H110 and Winchester 296. These sights are rugged and recoil-proof. 21.6 gr. These are essentially 100 yard rifles and a good red dot sight should suffice, assuming the hunter has 20/20 vision (corrected or otherwise). Lyman 50th has a min of 13.4gr and a max of 14.9gr of Blue Dot for what they call a 240gr "Jacketed HC" bullet in 44 Magnum, and a min of 14.4gr and a max of 16.0gr of Blue Dot for a 240gr "Jacketed HP" bullet in the same caliber. The loading manuals do not have a lot of data on powder-puff loads for the .44 Magnum. I don't know what the difference is between the two bullets. When looking at the powder … The .44 Mag is one of those calibers that you can really save a considerable amount by reloading. (Use a Mag primer with these ball powders as well) 2. Quick View. I was told by the folks from alliant powder that they had been experiencing pressure problems with blue dot in magnum pistol cartridges and not to use it. Haven't tried it in light loads in .44 … Green Dot is a fantastic pistol powder! Almost 1300 fps for the 44 mag 240 gr swc. The powder (especially the likes of something like H110/W296 or even a medium-burn powder) requires it. I have UltraDot Gen 2 red dot sights on my .454 Casull and .480 Ruger. For several years I used the M624 in IPSC-type matches, and my ammo was all powered by Red Dot. add to cart. They chronographed out last summer at about 900 fps. Can't find a lot on this. I found some in a hurry. Finding the right powder for 44 Mag !!! Trying to work up mild load. Add to list Add to registry. My hunting loads are pushing 200 grain jacketed bullets about 1600 fps. Alliant Powder - Red Dot 1lb. In fact it's 'the sleeper' in 44 Spl and Mag for plinking and cowboy loads and works great in 45 acp. After considerable experimentation, Harris found 13.0 grains of Red Dot worked as a starting for reduced loads in any case of about .300 Savage … $268.44. I did a dumb a$$ mistake and loaded the 6.5 gn and not the 6.0 gn. I have been using these bullets with 6 gr. It can be used like Titigroup, Red Dot and Unique for target loads but seems to have a more versatile upper end. One approach you can take is to use .44 Special loading data and load from the top. I used to load down the .44 mag cases to .44 special velocities. I've always got 30lbs of Green Dot on hand and it's comforting to know that it occupies second place for accuracy in my .44 mag, .357 mag and .45 acp for plinking loads with lead/plated bullets in the 800-900 fps region. Red and Green dot sights have become quite common in the handgun hunting world. I use blue dot to reload magnum shotshells. There is no pressures listed. It also is available in silver or black finish, to match your handgun. 855 7. Alliant Powder - Re-50 1lb. Under the same bullet in the .45 Colt. Harris in the 12 th edition of Handloader’s Digest. Normally, you use the 44. special cases in guns chambered for the .44 special cartridge. I know he has a 357 mag. I load 5 gr. Quick View. $27.95. add to cart. Probably the best-known application is described in “The Load,” an article by C.E. I have well over 2000 rounds on that one red-dot. I was going to use it in a 41 mag and a friend advised me of a warning sent out by alliant powders is why I contacted them. My .38 powder is Bullseye, slower than Red Dot, but still really fast and dense. Add to list Add to registry. It may be the best of all. When the .44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44 Magnum hand-loads. Unique, Universal Clays, or N340 for medium power loads with the Berrys. If economics are important, a one-pound can of Unique (7,000 grains) will fetch you 1,000 loads using a 7.0-grain powder charge. BTW, I consider 900+fps as medium loads regardless of caliber. I see nothing wrong with using it. My manuals do not show anything in the .44 mag for a 200 grain lead bullet. A red dot sight might be fine on a pistol caliber carbine, such as a .327 Mag., .357 Mag., or .44 Mag. … Powder charges used in the .44 Special case seldom require magnum primers, although they are frequently recommended with ball or spherical powders. The above listed are perfect for hunting and animal defense, as well as shooting … We know very well that no two people agree on the ideal rifle, so we not only give you your choice of Big Boy calibers in .357 Mag/.38 Special, .44 Mag/.44 Special, and .45 Colt, but you can also choose between either a standard 20” barrel and lever, or a compact 16.5” barrel fitted with a large-loop lever for cold-weather gloved use … Red Dot is a great powder for cast bullet target loads. Alliant Powder - Sport Pistol 1# $26.33. Get a copy of their booklet and check this powder out. Add to … Red Dot, AA #2, 700X, for real light loads. Iceman808. A military-surplus powder produced by Hercules during the war for the .30 Carbine called H240 was a bit quicker burning than 2400, but it delivered higher velocities and … With Red Dot as with Bullseye, be very careful not to double … I just got some Red Dot powder in on Friday and wanted to load a few 44 Mag loads. The Gen 2 comes with a 2 MOA dot, and lots of intensity settings for different light conditions. While this powder is supposed to be ideal for 9mm, .45 ACP and .38 Special, I was in the process of developing a .44 Special load using Oregon Trail’s Lasercast 240-grainers for my Ruger GP100, with the Smith & Wesson 629 in there so I could compare speed from a three-inch barrel versus a five-inch. Should be a dandy. You can do a whole lot worse for pistol powder. Red Dot for 44 Mag Anybody got loads for 44 mag -Red Dot Powder-250 Cast? $33.63. Not a bad powder at all to use with light/medium loads. I use 2400 mostly, myself, and AA#9 is a modern powder that works really well. 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