Hard cast

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  1. dhom

    dhom New Member

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    Does anybody have a favorite load for 300 or 325gr cast bullets for a Ruger SBH 44mag.,or 170 and 180gr cast in 357mag.I am using a S&W 686?
  2. carver

    carver Moderator

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    I would like to know what you are going to do with this load. This information will help us to give you the information you need. Is it for SD, target shooting, or hunting?
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    my guess is hunting and you dont believe a 240 will do the job, ORRRR, youre actually headn into bear country.. At any rate heres some data...

    Cartridge: 44 Remington Magnum
    Load Type: Pistol
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    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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    300 GR. HDY XTP IMR IMR 4227 .430" 1.600" 18.0 1180 30,600 CUP 20.0 1312 38,600 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Winchester 296 .430" 1.600" 18.0 1266 35,100 CUP 19.0 1325 38,800 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon H110 .430" 1.600" 18.0 1266 35,100 CUP 19.0 1325 38,800 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Lil'Gun .430" 1.600" 15.5 1168 29,600 CUP 17.7 1280 37,600 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Longshot .430" 1.600" 8.5 983 28,600 PSI 9.5 1071 34,700 PSI
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon HS-6 .430" 1.600" 11.0 1048 28,400 CUP 13.0 1214 37,900 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Winchester AutoComp .430" 1.600" 8.0 866 26,300 PSI 9.0 927 33,500 PSI
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Universal .430" 1.600" 8.0 972 31,200 CUP 9.6 1113 38,200 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Winchester 231 .430" 1.600" 8.0 966 29,400 CUP 10.0 1149 38,100 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon HP-38 .430" 1.600" 8.0 966 29,400 CUP 10.0 1149 38,100 CUP
    300 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Titegroup .430" 1.600" 8.6 1079 34,200 CUP 9.6 1186 38,400 CUP


    NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS

    Cartridge: 44 Remington Magnum
    Load Type: Pistol
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    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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    325 GR. BTB LFN GC IMR IMR 4227 .430" 1.730" 17.0 1041 19,200 CUP 21.0C 1278 34,200 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Winchester 296 .430" 1.730" 20.0 1264 30,800 CUP 22.0 1368 38,100 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon H110 .430" 1.730" 20.0 1264 30,800 CUP 22.0 1368 38,100 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon Lil'Gun .430" 1.730" 17.0 1217 29,400 CUP 20.0 1360 38,600 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon Longshot .430" 1.730" 10.0 1069 28,500 CUP 11.8 1195 38,700 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon HS-6 .430" 1.730" 13.0 1155 33,200 CUP 14.0 1218 38,000 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Winchester AutoComp .430" 1.730" 9.0 1008 26,100 PSI 10.0 1075 30,900 PSI
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon Universal .430" 1.730" 8.0 942 27,700 CUP 10.0 1090 38,000 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Winchester 231 .430" 1.730" 9.0 1035 32,100 CUP 10.3 1125 38,700 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon HP-38 .430" 1.730" 9.0 1035 32,100 CUP 10.3 1125 38,700 CUP
    325 GR. BTB LFN GC Hodgdon Titegroup .430" 1.730" 8.0 1001 28,700 CUP 9.2 1091 38,300 CUP


    NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS

    pulled form hodgdons data site here http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    and .357 data

    Cartridge: 357 Magnum
    Load Type: Pistol
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    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon H4227 .357" 1.580" 13.0 1272 32,300 CUP 14.5 1395 41,200 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC Winchester 296 .357" 1.580" 14.0 1328 25,900 CUP 15.5 1497 40,800 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon H110 .357" 1.580" 14.0 1328 25,900 CUP 15.5 1497 40,800 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon Lil'Gun .357" 1.580" 15.0 1422 25,100 CUP 17.0 1576 35,500 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon Longshot .357" 1.580" 6.8 1182 32,700 CUP 7.9 1322 42,600 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC IMR SR 4756 .357" 1.580" 5.0 863 18,800 PSI 6.2 1085 30,200 PSI
    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon HS-6 .357" 1.580" 8.0 1181 30,900 CUP 9.2 1321 42,900 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC IMR SR 7625 .357" 1.580" 4.5 808 19,400 PSI 5.6 1027 31,500 PSI
    170 GR. SIE JHC IMR PB .357" 1.580" 3.5 670 17,500 PSI 4.6 920 32,100 PSI
    170 GR. SIE JHC Hodgdon Titegroup .357" 1.580" 5.4 1031 34,700 CUP 6.0 1156 41,800 CUP
    170 GR. SIE JHC IMR 700-X .357" 1.580" 4.0 833 22,100 PSI 5.2 1107 32,200 PSI


    NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS

    Cartridge: 357 Magnum
    Load Type: Pistol
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    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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    180 GR. NOS PART Hodgdon H4227 .357" 1.575" 12.7 1247 36,900 CUP 13.7 1308 40,900 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART Winchester 296 .357" 1.575" 13.0 1352 36,800 CUP 13.5 1396 39,100 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART Hodgdon H110 .357" 1.575" 13.0 1352 36,800 CUP 13.5 1396 39,100 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART Hodgdon Lil'Gun .357" 1.575" 13.0 1279 27,500 CUP 15.0 1422 34,500 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART Hodgdon Longshot .357" 1.175" 6.1 1025 32,700 CUP 7.2 1167 41,700 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART IMR SR 4756 .357" 1.575" 4.5 620 20,800 PSI 5.7 888 32,800 PSI
    180 GR. NOS PART Winchester AutoComp .357" 1.575" 5.3 869 27,700 PSI 5.9 997 33,700 PSI
    180 GR. NOS PART IMR SR 7625 .357" 1.575" 4.1 611 22,300 PSI 5.1 838 33,200 PSI
    180 GR. NOS PART Hodgdon Titegroup .357" 1.575" 5.0 948 38,100 CUP 5.5 1020 40,300 CUP
    180 GR. NOS PART IMR 700-X .357" 1.575" 4.0 668 25,500 PSI 4.7 846 32,500 PSI


    NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS


    I know most of these loads say they are for a jacketed bullet, you can use jacketed data for lead bullets so long as you follow proper load development procedure and start your loads at starting charge and work up... Dont jump right to max and expect everything to be OK, it might and it might not...
  5. dhom

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    Thanks for the info!!!!
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