This action, being shorter, is felt to be better suited to sixgun cartridges than the .30-30 length 336 action. I could also use loads for the same revolver, but using .44 Special brass. To accomplish this with the 336 .44 Magnum, I sent it off to my now-late friend gunsmith Keith DeHart to have the barrel cut to 18-1/2" and the overly abundant forearm and butt stock, both made of too much quality walnut, slimmed down. The single best powder for full .44 loads is WW296/H110 or other surplus equivalent. I used Accurate 1680, but not sure if it is still available. Now that both powders are under the Hodgdon umbrella, Reiber willingly confirms that W296 and H110 are indeed the same powder. This is a common combination for hunters in heavy brush, as well as in certain cowboy action shooting competitions. pretty much all the 'magnum' powders listed for the .44 mag are suited to the longer barrel. A savvy handloader can certainly develop loads that address that problem, but the .32 Magnum does not suffer from this malady. Unique was also popular for .44 Magnum, but a maximum load produced lower velocities than the other powders. Outta my 629 I get the most accurate results using H110/W296 with the true "magnum" loads. New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, State Agency: Very accurate no matter what. Reloading and shooting/hunting with the the 44 Mag in S&W 29s/Ruger Super Blackhawks and Win M94 and Ruger Carbine rifles I have a little bit of experince. Its charge weight to velocity ratio varies as bullet weight and barrel length vary. By Chuck Hawks. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: It is also a bullet which, due to the placement of the crimping groove, works in every .44 Magnum levergun of my experience. The .44 Magnum has all the inherent accuracy of its parent .44 Special. My first article was published in 1967 in the now long-gone magazine called GUNsport. Following the release of the AR9 PCC, a 9mm AR-style Pistol Caliber Carbine designed by CK Arms, MPA has launched the DS9 Hybrid series of double-stack... Prize package includes: SIG SAUER P365, 1791 Gunleather’s Ultra Custom Holster and COMPACT pocket-sized PepperBall launcher. However, I’ve never had any problems with the M336 action and .44 Magnum cartridges. for the 429-421 and the RCBS clone, 8.5 - 10 grains has been the range I have used, but the 8.5 grain load was more accurate for me and was the load I used the most. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, State Agency: In 1966 my friend the late John Lachuk wrote: “If I had my druthers, I’d take this handy lever-gun and my 44 Maggie and head for the backcountry!” He was talking about the newly introduced Marlin 336T chambered in .44 Magnum. The .44 Remington Magnum is a versatile cartridge in a revolver due to a wide variety of bullet weights and assortment of suitable propellants. Accurate 5744 is a perfect choice for larger, straight-walled pistol cartridges such as the .45 Colt. When loading the slow burners, keep in mind that, as a rule, ignition is more reliable and burn is more complete when they are compressed by a seated bullet. Josh Wayner for TTAG. Bruce in WV Post subject: Re: Favorite Accuracy Loads for .44 Mag. New York Department of Environmental Conservation, State Agency: The first issue of GUNS Magazine arrived in January 1955 when I was a junior in high school. I don't have any accurate hunting loads with the powders you mentioned as I don't use those particular powders. Examples include 225- to 250-grian cast bullets at 700 to 900 fps, with most being on par with or exceeding .45 ACP power. For maximum velocity in .44 Mag ammo reloads, slow-burning powders are recommended. Accurate #9 Experience in 44 Mag? I went on to say that any chamber pressure/velocity differences between the two are due to slight burn rate variations from one manufacturing lot to the next. But is the new powder the same as W296/H110? Sometimes Power Pro 300-MP seems a bit slower burning than W296/H110, but at other times it appears a tad faster. Not sure if it's typical or not but I've had my best accuracy not trying to push top velocity with a couple of different 44's. L9X25. Then we have Alliant Power Pro 300-MP. I have only ever loaded 240s in .44 mag. Nevada Department of Wildlife, State Agency: I purchased the first one to hit town and it has now served me well for over 50 years. Matched with my ever-present Bear Buster Ruger 4-5/8" .44 Flat-Top, it made the perfect sixgun/levergun combination for deep woods hunting. Velocities are modest, typically ranging from 650 fps to around 1,000 fps. Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. However, it’s not needed on a daily basis. The Winchester .350 Legend is a no-nonsense whitetail thumper tailored for rifle hunters in... David Fortier talks with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition about the evolution of the .308 Win. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Remington Magnum has always been a favorite revolver for sport and pleasure.Filled with .44 Magnum cartridges, it is ready for target practice or hunting. It was notable as the first magazine ever dedicated to articles on firearms, and it led the way as over the next few years three more purely gun magazines arrived. The.44 Mag. Rhode Island Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: The current Winchester Model 1892 and the Ruger Model 77/44 are capable of shooting inside 2 inches at 50 yards. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: To view this Reloading Guide in a PDF format, click the red button below. Hodgdon's load data for the.44 Spl. When first learning of the new powder, I assumed it would require the use of a magnum primer, such as CCI 350 or Federal 155. During the early 1960s, Hodgdon introduced H110, a military-surplus powder developed by Olin/Winchester during World War II for the .30 Carbine. It can also be used effectively in rifle cartridges, like the 30-06, so it's a good one to have for the magnum pistol loads and for rifle. Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:20 pm . Ruger offers several MUCH better options in .44 magnum that will outlast generations of shooters with a steady diet of magnum loads up to and including heavy loads from Buffalo Bore (and others) that aren't supposed to be fired out of a Pietta. I would use 2400, 20 grains under the 240s and 22 grains under the 200s. That was back in the days when people wrote letters, and a reader took me to task for my statement. 3.7 grains 560fps, 4.0 grains 623 fps, 4.5 grains 660 fps. The .44 Magnum is a powerful revolver cartridge. The SAAMI specs call for … Enter To Win A Primary Arms Prize Package! State Agency: Winchester powders were - and still are - also made there. The old ones still keep on working. The .44 Remington Magnum is a versatile cartridge in a revolver due to a wide variety of bullet weights and assortment of suitable propellants. 800x. Unfortunately, Hodgdon's supply was soon exhausted. hunting load is a 240gr. In essence, this is a near clone of the "Skeeter" 44 Special load, only adapted to the 44 Mag. If it proves too much for you, you can always feed it lighter loads or even.44 Specials. I use H-110 powder for all my deer hunting loads, shoot HP-38, and titegroup for my lighter loads for playing around. The following groups are for three shots with the .44 Magnum Winchester Trapper at 50 yards using the factory iron sights: Hornady 240 JHP over 24.5 grains of WW296 gives 1,686 fps and a 1" group; Hornady 240 JHP, 22.0 grains #2400, 1,703 fps, 1"; Hornady 265 JFP, 23.0 grains WW296, 1,563 fps, 1"; Speer 240 JHP, 24.5 grains WW296, 1,723 fps, 1-3/8"; and Speer 240 JSP with 22.0 grains of #2400 results in a muzzle velocity of 1,711 fps and a 1-1/2" group. All Rights Reserved. Based on my test results, I will have to say no, with one caveat. Purchase A PDF Download Of The GUNS Magazine October 2020 Issue Now! In 1969, the Marlin 1894 was resurrected and offered in .44 Magnum. Shooting these little carbines is a pleasant experience with all loads tested. In fact this bullet is so accurate it was my choice for long-range silhouetting back in the 1980s and ’90s. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Stick with the Hornady XTP, and a slow burning powder. Groups are for three shots at 50 yards with a 4X scope in place — Hornady 240 XTP over 24.5 grains of WW296 clocks out at 1,728 fps with a 5/8″ group; Hornady 240 XTP, 22.0 grains of #2400, 1,696 fps and 1-1/4″; Hornady 265 XTP, 23.0 grains of WW296, 1,621 fps, 1-1/2″; Speer 240 JHP, 24.5 grains of WW296, 1,681 fps, 3/4″; and Speer 240-gr. The.44 Special is an often-overlooked cartridge that offers some serious benefits. From left to right: 9mm,.45 ACP,.357,.44 Magnum (Dan Z for TTAG) In 1969, the Marlin 1894 was resurrected and offered in .44 Magnum. The .44 Special is based on the black-powder .44 Russian case that earned a superb accuracy reputation in … Midway 44 mag Loadmap Accurate Arms Web Load data for AA#9 Thanks in advance. All Reloader Gear. 23 grains over a WLP primer for range shooting and 23.6 for the woods. Very accurate and chronographs right at 1350fps. Like W296/H110, it is a double-base spherical propellant made at St. Marks. Outta my 629 I get the most accurate results using H110/W296 with the true "magnum" loads. Well, at least there weren’t any in bygone days! When I started loading for the .44 Magnum, carbide sizing dies had not yet arrived. Actually, I also like Elmer Keith's old load using a 250 grain hardcast bullet over 2400 powder. As soon as Ruger wakes up and offers a 5.5" stainless .44 magnum Super Blackhawk Bisley (essentially the exact same gun as I already have in .45 … Of the over 100,000 .44 Mag loads I have fired, over 80% of them have been 25 H110/296 and a 250 Keith, the Hensley & Gibbs #503. I have been loading IMR 4227 in the .44 Magnum almost as long as 2400 and found its burn rate to be the same as H4227. I reviewed the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter here last year. But I recently read where they are closing shop. Ok, I used to load with accurate #7 using hornady xtp 240 gr jhp. Faster-burning powders are better for practice loads in the .44 Magnum, but for maximum velocities, the slowpokes get the nod. The Hornady 265 JFP was originally designed for the .444 Marlin however I find it is an excellent bullet for the .44 Magnum whether used in levergun or sixgun. With some of these powders, there is not a lot of distance between start charge and max charge. Velocity comparisons were my objective during this project, so I did not shoot for accuracy. The single best powder for full.44 loads is WW296/H110 or other surplus equivalent. 44 loads globemountain: I agree with JJHACK here. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Top. Hodgdon, says load data for IMR 4227 and H4227 are interchangeable, but as it goes with different manufacturing lots of any powder, maximum loads may or may not be the same. Idaho Department of Fish & Game, State Agency: I still get best accuracy with jacketed over plated, but they’re still pretty good. 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