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Thread: 44Magnum Load Data

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    44Magnum Load Data

    I have accumulated some 44Mag brass from shooting and have some dies/powder/pills/primers,I'm just wanting confirm few things.
    I have these Lee dies(pic attached)says they are 44Special and can load 44Magnum .. Will they be fine to load for my Rossi and S&W 629 ?
    The powder is Belmont WC 296 and pills are 200gr FN... what would an appropriate starting load be ? As previously mentioned I'm wanting to shoot same load for pistol n rifle to keep things easy.

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    I BELIEVE the 44 special is just slightly shorter in case length so adjusting die height will see you right. yip 1.160 VS 1.285
    as for data....just use a pistol load..... FROM NOSLER MANUAL #3
    bugger no powder equivilent but you will be looking for 1410-1600fps

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    Nick Harvey #3 manual
    winchester 296 powder24.5 grns MAGNUM primer 1250 fps starting load--------28grns MAGNUM primer max load 1500fps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    Nick Harvey #3 manual
    winchester 296 powder24.5 grns MAGNUM primer 1250 fps starting load--------28grns MAGNUM primer max load 1500fps
    You Sir are a CHAMPION ! ...
    I forgot to ask what would the OAL be please ?

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    without looking it up,simple answer is seat to cannalure..... you will have to anyway if intend to crimp.
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    1.610 from sierra manual....guess this is projectile dependant EG if you used flexitips it would be longer....

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    @Micky Duck

    Look what I found in amongst my reloading malarkey ...


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    LMFAO......now that right there is a VERY good reloading manual...you could do worse than to read the how to and why bits at the front before the data......its got a good way to explain why you should do things and how it all works...really good to hear you arent looking to load .44mag right up...its one of the most common rounds where that is done,not always wise move.

 

 

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