reloading 44 mag for rifle
I am going to start reloading soon and I am in the information-gathering stage. I have purchased a turret press, dies, casings, primers, priming tool, two books, scales, reloading trays, etc. I think all I still need is bullets and powder.
I have a few questions about reloading recipes for rifle vs. pistol loads in 44 mag. Information about rifle load recipes seems to be a little sparse. I was thinking about using H110 powder to load with since I think it was designed with the .44 mag in mind; however, in my reloading book (Lyman), the difference between min. and max. loads is often only 1 grain; however, in another book I have, which is a compilation of load data from bullet and powder manufacturers, sometimes, it will show a difference between min and max loads as 3-4 grains. I think I'm going to begin loading with 180 and 200 gr. Dardas LRNFP cast bullets, but a difference of only 1 grain of powder between min and max doesn't seem like much wiggle room to me as a newbie.
I would be interested in anyone else's information about rifle recipes for 44 mag. (I'm shooting a Marlin 1894 lever action.)
Jerry in Texas