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Thread: 44/40 loads

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    44/40 loads

    So, Iíve just bought a Rossi 44/40, bloody stoked
    Thanks bluecod.
    The next itch to be scratched is reloading for it
    I understand the case necks are a bit thinner than standard.
    Any tips, suggestions ? Powders, projectiles ?
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    @Carlsen Highway didnít you used to load for this calibre ?
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    I used ether 7.5gn of ap70n for plinking or 35gns of FFFg black powder for competition
    Behind a 200gn lee bullet sized .429
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    I have been using trailboss for my loads but mainly for CAS. Yea very easy to crumple the necks or split them.

    PM me and I can give you details of a guy who makes 44-40 projectiles if you need them. Hard to find in bulk at a decent price.

    Tom
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    Starline brass is the best to get. Cases arent as thin.
    I use either black powder or trail boss.

    PM me if you any info or loading suggestions.

    I also have a few sources for lead projectiles.
    If your not shooting CAS, then Rusa projectiles will be fine.
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    Cheers guys.
    It’s going to be used for paper targets, and I’d like to use it chasing sika in the bush.
    Looks like AR 2207 is the preferred powder ?
    What primers are you guys using ?
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    I've never used 2207, but mine are CAS loads, so not for shooting long ranges.
    Ive been using Federal or CCI large pistol primers.

    Rusa projectiles are reasonably prices I think.

    And hollow points for the Sika
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    I have a ton of Starline 44/40 brass for sale. @bluecod1967 was supposed to be trading for.
    Guess probably not anymore but if you're after some let me know or they're off to trade me next week.

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    @Ruger how much for the brass.
    Frogfeatures has first dibs, but let me know what price you would be after

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    So, I’ve just bought a Rossi 44/40, bloody stoked
    Thanks bluecod.
    The next itch to be scratched is reloading for it
    I understand the case necks are a bit thinner than standard.
    Any tips, suggestions ? Powders, projectiles ?
    The 44-40, 38-40 and 32-20 all use three die sets, the first die FL resizes the case as normal. The second die has an expander plug that bells just the mouth of the case to prevent crushed cases when you seat your bullet. The third die seats the bullet and crimps the neck into the cannelure which is required for tube mag rifles such as your Rossi.
    The Lyman reloading manual is a good source of loading info as it has loads for "Weak Actions" and "Strong Actions", the Rossi 92 would be considered a Strong Action.

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    hi @Ruger i will send you the 44 magnum brass next week if the 44 brass is what your after mabe you can throw a few 44/40 cases over to frogfeatures to get him up and running cheers ken

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    Setting the crimp level properly is crucial- too much and you have a collapsed case, too little and the crimp is ineffective.

    My low power target load was 11.5gr of W540 behind a bulk jacketed 200. A bit over supersonic and very mild to shoot, obviously not stressing the brass..
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    Thanks guys @Ruger keen on 30 cases
    PM me your bank a/c details, and how much you want for them
    Cheers
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