44mag recipe

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ryanv64089, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. ryanv64089

    ryanv64089 New Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Hi, does anyone have a recipe using 240grain hornady xtp bullets and bullseye powder? or something similar to it with different powders.
  2. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    In my opinion you ought not even think about using Bullseye or any like fast burning powder in such a large case. 18 grains of 2400 will give you a medium load and it should be very accurate.

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011

  3. mtnman05

    mtnman05 New Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Consult your reloading manual or go to alliantpowder.com and look at their loading data for 2400 powder. So far this is my favorite powder for my 44 loads.
  4. mtnman05

    mtnman05 New Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Alliants website suggest a max load of 21gr of 2400 with a 240gr speer gold dot. Always reduce by 10% and work up to the max. I would do like muddober said and start with about 18gr.
  5. Freebore

    Freebore Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free
    For large bore handguns I use 2400 almost always, it works well in the 45LC as well the 44M. My Blackhawk Hunter feeds very well on 20g/2400/240XTP, but also eats up scopes as part of its diet, recently turned a nice Burris scope into an expensive baby rattle.
  6. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    What are looking to get? Medium, light, or full Mag loads? I shoot a middle of the road loads with AA No.7, with a 240gr HDY XTP. 16.1grs @ 1,302fps.
  7. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I use 23g of H110 in my 240g JHP or JSP"s. Works good in my 2 Super Blackhawks and my Redhawk and also in my Henry .44 lever gun.
  8. ryanv64089

    ryanv64089 New Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Yeah just a medium load. We do alot of target shooting. And have other store bought rounds for hunting.
  9. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    The load I posted is my hunting round! Much less recoil, and will still shoot thru a deer, from end to end. For targets I use a much lighter load in .44 spcl. AA No.2, 240 LC RN FP, 4.7grs, @ 819fps. Don't get me wrong though, I do practice with the loads I'll be takeing to the woods.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  10. dksac2

    dksac2 New Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    Try the Keith style 240 Grn semi Wadcutter bullet with some medium loads. They are a fantastic shooting bullet when you don't want jacketed bullets.
    You can buy them already cast or cast them yourself, they are a fantastic bullet for paractice. I carry some very hard cast 240 Keiths in a 7.5" 2nd Gen Ruger Blackhawk, 21.5 grns of 2400 powder (a hot load, start less) when I hike in the woods. It would be an ideal bear stopper.

    John K
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    dont use bullaseye. too fast.. use 20 gr of 2400.
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