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In your 44 you might have to do extra heavy crimping on those ELD-Xs. 😲
Just sayin'.
 

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Most folks thatmare claiming that they can't find powder are the ones that are set in their ways and don't want to try new things. If you're willing to do a little load testing, there are powders out there that some wouldn't think about. The powder that I just received, I got from Grafs. It's not your commonly found powders, it's Vectan and performs quite well.
 

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A few years ago my primer stash was slightly squandered by a Grandson and his friends. I found a box or two of 100s out in the yard. I think they were popping them with a hammer. I wasn't happy then and said at the time all that could be said. Kids. What can you say? I remember playing with some of Dad's powder back when I was a kid.

That 296 and those 180 xtps worked for me many years ago. A doe across a clearing about 115 yards away. My gunsmith also made a long shot that year with his .44 at 200 yards using Sierra 180s. You may have seen him on the history channel doing some trick shots, Badlands Bill Oglesby. I loved hanging around his shop in the 80s and 90s. You never knew what he might show you or let you shoot. Great times.
 
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