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44 mag cases

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by old semperfi, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. old semperfi

    old semperfi Active Member

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    i have reloaded for my 44 mags for years and i doubt i have culled 15-20 rounds for case failure.i generally use 300 grain cast bullets with 20 grains of 2400.i know this isnt a light load but am i missing out on some case flaws i cant see.i look at cases for splits,i look at fired primers for over pressure signs,i also always keep my cases at proper length.i know i have reloaded some of these cases at least 15-20 times whats your thoughts old semperfi
  2. Artemus

    Artemus New Member

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    Sounds like you are covering all the basics.I too use a 300 gr cast swc at around 1000 fps for my deer hunting round out of a Ruger Super Blackhawk.It is very accurate.
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    15-20 cycles is a good run for a magnum loading in .44 mag. Maybe its just time to get some new brass. I use the same 20 gr. of 2400 under a cast 240 gr gascheck bullet. Its a pretty light load compared to normal .44 magnum standards but will still drive a hole clean through a 300 pound hog at 50 yds. And i have a lot of cases that I have cycled 30+ times with this load...
  4. carver

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    Started reloading for .44Mag back in '77. I have never thrown out a case unless it showed signs of damage. Never tried the 300gr. bullets, but I loaded, and shot, thousands of 240gr. bullets in both pistol, and rifle. I do not own, nor have I ever owned a case trimmer!
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