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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dynaboy, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. dynaboy

    dynaboy Seattle New Member

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    I've browsed around here before... and thought I would officially say hello. And now that my taxes are filed, I can go back to looking at the pretty S&W's and developing hand loads... Thanks for putting the site up, and thanks for all the posts. I'm still learning (who isn't) and enjoying it.
     
  2. spitball

    spitball Steilacoom Member

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    Welcome and the .44MAG 629 with 24.6grs of W296 IS the definition of beauty :)
     
  3. dynaboy

    dynaboy Seattle New Member

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    Now if I could just find some 296 in-stock somewhere! Clays, TrailBoss and AA#9 have been keeping me entertained, though. I do have some 110 with mag primers - working up the my expertise before I try some of that. 629 is a fine piece of machinery.
     
  4. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    W296 and H110 load up very similar. Some people claim they are the same. Not quite. I have 2 lbs of 296 that I keep in my safe as trophies, but I have been using Unique because I have a bunch of it. running out of primers though. I have a 9" super red hawk. I love it almost as much as my Marlin '94 .44, but the super red hawk is more like a truck compared to your sports car.
     
  5. dynaboy

    dynaboy Seattle New Member

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    I feel ya on the Redhawk. That's a nice piece, too... er... truck. I've got an '80 Marlin in .44, too. The Marlin eats up pretty much anything that the S&W will take, too. Although I've read about keeping velocities under a certain point, so the micro-groove rifling on the Marlin doesn't slip, and the boolits go all sideways. So far so good, even with the AA#9 at around 1300fps.

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome wagon.
     
  6. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    I wouldn't worry about slipping on micro-grooves unless you are loading hard cast lead. With cast, they need to be a little over-sized and water quenched. I think I remember .432-.433 bullet size usually works best. My '94 is a newer one. On the 44 and other large bore, they went back to ballard style rifling in the late 1990s. Everything I have read about the marlin 94 said they like 240gr bullets best if you like jacketed, but I can't resist putting a few 300s through it. My truck... er Ruger likes the hot heavies. I won't tell you how much 296 I was using.:rolleyes:
     
  7. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard:thumbup: