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Concensus for favorite bullet weight in 44Mag?

Discussion in 'The Wheelhouse' started by MCNETT, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. 180gr

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  2. 200gr

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  3. 240gr

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  4. 270gr

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  5. 300gr

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  1. MCNETT

    MCNETT Load Developer Lifetime Member

    I am curious, what is your favorite bullet weight in .44Mag?
    Favorite type of bullet?
    -Mike
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    This is not fair! I like both the 300-grainer AND 180-grainer.
     


  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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  4. ceemack

    ceemack

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    Ummmm...wouldn't that depend on the purpose?
     
  5. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker 6 of .44

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    240. It is was I use for all of my .44 Magnum and Special target and "play" loads. For hauling around on woods duty/hunting I might prefer a 275 or 300, but for all other chores the 240 is adequate.
     
  6. MCNETT

    MCNETT Load Developer Lifetime Member

    Of course. I am just asking what you shoot the most of...or like to shoot the most.
    -Mike
     
  7. a1b2c3

    a1b2c3

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    I prefer 240 since all I hunt with my 629 are two legged predators.
     
  8. Mike357S

    Mike357S Make My Day

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    I have two 44 mags...and they both keep Speer 240grainers in the cylinder. I also practice with 240gr rounds. So, for my purposes, the 240gr is great. It really all depends on what you intend to do with the round as to what bullet size would be your favorite.
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I love shooting the 180gr. It shoots flat and velocity is high.
     
  10. opossum

    opossum

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    I shoot 240gr. Winchester Jacketed Soft point in my Ruger Redhawk.
     
  11. freepatriot

    freepatriot Retired GT Mod Moderator Moderator

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    Technically my fave is the 250 grain keith bullet but they're hard to find, so I settle for the 240 grainers. I buy mine from Meister. $40 for 500 of 'em.


    [​IMG]
     
  12. sheriff 54

    sheriff 54

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    I use the 240, in Remington’s floral pattern JHP, in a hard cast SWC and sometimes in a JSP. I do two loads, one at about 1000 fps and the other is a bit warm. But I only use the 240's. Yes, I still have some 180's, they are hot but I am stuck on the 240's... You will find a place that is good for you.;a
     
  13. MCNETT

    MCNETT Load Developer Lifetime Member

    Keep 'em coming! I want everyone to vote, I am trying to get a concensus of as many .44 fans as possible.
    -Mike
     
  14. jesse485

    jesse485

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    Does this mean we can look for a Double Tap .44 load? I would certainly be interested.
     
  15. DocH

    DocH Man of Sorrows

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    Always preferred the 240gr. for an all around load.
    Years ago,when I still reloaded,I used a 240gr.Hornady half jacket soft point.Put a few deer on the ground with it.