Re: Broad side of a barn
10 grains of unique is a pretty stout load for cast boolits in the .44 mag, chances are your boolits are either cast too soft or undersized for the bore. I load the LEE 240 gr 1R flat base sized .430" in my .44 loads over 7 grains of unique for general purpose plinkin, but they will shoot into less than an inch at 25 yds from my 2.5" redhawk alaskan wedged against a sandbag rest. They are runnin maybe 800 fps, which is pretty close to a light .45 colt load and very comfy to shoot from anything. I have run the same boolits as fast as 1200 from my pistols with no leading and decent accuracy, but they are cast harder (water dropped) and unsized (they drop from the mould at .431") and lubed with my homemade boolit lube...
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