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.44 Mag. Question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dustinthewind48, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dustinthewind48

    dustinthewind48 so. e. Idaho New Member

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    I have a .44 mag. Blackhawk. I want to load it down to .44 spc. for home defence (concerned about 'shoot through' problems with the semi. wadcutters I mold). Can someone tell me what might work well? Thanks.
     
  2. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    Are you talking of 44mag case at 44spc loads? Or using 44spc casings

    Unique can be dumbed down to lower fps
     
  3. dustinthewind48

    dustinthewind48 so. e. Idaho New Member

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    Yes, I had planned to use mag. casings and primers
     
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  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    1: It is suggested not to use handloads for SD ammo
    2: The problem with downloading a 44 Magnum case, is that there is an obscene amount of space left in the case and people have claimed, not verified in tests, that the small amount of powder can ignite on both ends of case and become a bomb.

    That being said, when I reload for the 44 magnum, I load with Hogdon H110 for full load JHP's. I have a 357 Blackhawk loaded with 38 special Hornady Critical Defense and keep the 44 magnum tucked away.
     
  5. dustinthewind48

    dustinthewind48 so. e. Idaho New Member

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    Thank you for the quick re. What you say makes sence to me, because I shoot mostly black powder, and space is NOT a good thing. Better get some spc. casings! Thanks again.
     
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  6. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    As mentioned i would just buy 44spl defense rounds, jhp
     
  7. jjackson

    jjackson indiana New Member

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    factory ammo works best if you have to defend yourself in court
     
  8. dustinthewind48

    dustinthewind48 so. e. Idaho New Member

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    Thank you all so much for the re.s!!! I posted because there are so many angles to considder that I KNEW I would never think of them all, nor even a majority. That is why forums like this are so helpful!!! Thanks again!!!

    pat