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Thread: looking for load data for a 320gr lead .44 mag....

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    looking for load data for a 320gr lead .44 mag....

    So my all-knowing Modern Reloading 2nd Edition book by Richard Lee doesn't contain any load data for lead .44 mag.

    I am hoping to find data that will allow me to use Accurate #9 or even #2 (its what I have on hand...) to load up some Cast Performance Bullets 320gr .44 mag rounds. I'm gonna see what my Google-foo comes up with, but in the meantime, if you have any tested/trusted data, I would very much appreciate it! :-)


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    Here's the info in my Lee book
    320 gr lead bullet

    AA#9 start 14.6gr
    max 16.3gr
    1070fps to 1216 fps


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    Wow, 320gr @ 1200 fps!


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    Sweet, Thanks!
    The Lee book (2nd edition) that I bought last year skipped from 310gr to 325gr.... oh well. good looking out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinus211 View Post
    Wow, 320gr @ 1200 fps!
    Heck Yeah! Hurray for Ruger Redhawks!


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    When I had my Super Redhawk, I was pushing 300gr XTP's at 1335 fps, with 19.0gr of 2400, was also my accuracy load.


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    Nice

    i don't know how a standard Redhawk would hang compared with a Super Redhawk...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barfly View Post
    Nice

    i don't know how a standard Redhawk would hang compared with a Super Redhawk...
    I never shot any of those in my redhawk, sold it to buy the super. My cousin had a super blackhawk and shot the same load in that, but with the 7 1/2" bbl, speeds dropped to around 1250. I had the 9" bbl on the Super. Scoped I could get sub 3" groups at 100yards on a regular basis of a bench.


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    That is impressive. I want to dial in a heavy load to under 6" at 100 yards standing. I want to eventually be able to hunt with this pistol. I only have the 7.5" bbl.


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    The gun is certainly capable of it, just a matter if you can hold her steady enough, they get heavy quick! I use to practice in front of the tv, just holding it off hand for as long as I possibly could. After a few weeks, I could hold it twice as long, as when I started.


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