Reloading the .44 Mag.

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by JohnHenry, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    ..... Any suggestions for handloading for the Ruger 44 Mag. Carbine in 240 grain?
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    H110 should serve you well if you're looking for full power hunting loads. 2400 would be another one to test also. See which one your carbine prefers.

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    24.5grs of Win 296 is another good powder for the .44Mag. I use 21.3grs of AA#9 for the same load, 1400fps in a pistol. Should be some faster from the longer barrel. The Win 296 is a slower burning powder, and might be a better bet for the carbine. My loads are fired in both, a pistol, and a lever gun.
  4. Pagrizz

    Pagrizz Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    I agree with the H110.I use with 180's and 240's
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    For the carbine Id stick with the slower powders. 2400, H110/W296, AA#9, and Lil' Gun. I guarantee you Lil' Gun will give you the best velocity.
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I use H110 for mine. I suggest that you load it a little on the hot side so that it will work the action. When I first got my Ruger carbine, the .44 loads that I had would not cycle the thing so I had to start loading a little hotter that I was used to doing.
  7. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks ........ This intel. should get me started .... 'preciate the help !
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