Re: 44/357 mag Accurate #7 or #9?
I too use the 240 gr XTP in my .44s, but i shoot them in a Levergun with a 20" barrel and my powder of choice is 24 gr Lil Gun. gives 1850 FPS.
ANd my .357 loads are shot thru my 586 DCM 6" barrel and are loaded with 16 gr 2400 for a hair over 1500 fps.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
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