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I found a reason to load 44 Mag

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Hogpauls, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Hogpauls

    Hogpauls

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    I already have dies and components are inbound. :supergrin:
     
  2. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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    the Buckeye state

  3. Hogpauls

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    Well that too.
     
  4. michael e

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    Damn, they are only around 30 a box here. I bought several boxes when I bought my 44 years ago, save the boxes to use after reloading more, the price sticker is still on box, 18.99 22.99. And I thought that was crazy to pay.
     
  5. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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    Your reason is pretty sweet....
     
  6. AA#5

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    44 Mag is one of my favorite calibers to load. Besides the cost of factory ammo (with most of the cost--the brass--being thrown away, factory ammo is either unnecessarily powerful or pipsqueak 44 Spl.

    Both my S&W 629 & Marlin 1894 are very accurate, pleasant & cheap to shoot with 900-1,000 fps handloads, both lead & plated bullets. I have not had to throw away a single brass case in 15 years.
     
  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Guess I'm more a sucker for the classics, but congratulations.

    2400 is your friend. :thumbsup:
     
  8. fredj338

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    Seriously true! I don't know how anyone shoots enough factory ammo to get good w/ their 44mags. They reload w/ commercial lead bullets for little more than factory FMJ 9mm.:wow: My 44mags rarely if ever see a jacketed bullet regardless of vel used.
    Like Zombie, I prefer more traditional & the prelocks, but any good 44mag is a great choice.
     
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  9. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Must say that the recently acquired Contender in 44Mag is a joy, but a handful, more so than the Ruger flattop. I can't imagine a full load round thru the Contender with the stock wood grips. I suppose one day I'll cautiously approach it..
     
  10. creophus

    creophus Born Again

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    If you really wanna mess with someone load some 44mag loads with Trailboss.
     
  11. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    .44mag is one of my favorite calibers to load and shoot.
     
  12. bush pilot

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    I'd rather shoot almost any cartridge than a .44 mag out of a T/C (a hot load out of a snubbie .44 isn't a picnic either)
     
  13. Lou Garou

    Lou Garou In my den

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    That's a cool gun. I'll reload some .44 Mag in celebration of you buying it. :)

    One question, though. What is the purpose of the window on the right side showing the ejector rod?
     
  14. MinervaDoe

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    That gun is seriously cool looking.
    It looks like something they'd fire on the planet Chronos.
    http://www.chronosscifi.com/

    I roll my Ruger Redhawk out once a year, whether I need to or not. There's nothing like pulling the trigger and then realizing that your gun is more or less pointing in the air now.
     
  15. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Don't have a hammer extension on that TC .44 when you light it off!

    I had a 1st Generation grip on my 2nd Generation TC, with a hammer extension attached.
    I fired a couple 180 gr JHP Federal, and my thumb raised up and got broken!
    :wow: OMG!!!! That hurt!
     
  16. rpgman

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    ya know, I would love one of those, but I still need to get my Dillon 650xl....
    that comes first.

    the Model 629 V-Comp comes in a close 2nd with another Glock, the G30 I want.
    Greg
     
  17. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    No hammer extension. Original and unfired when I received it. I have found that the trigger guard will give you a badly bruised index finger knuckle if you use a typical two-hand grip for a pistol. Next time out, I'll be using something similar to the cup and saucer style grip.
     
  18. Hogpauls

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    Yep 629 V-Comp. Got it from Bud's, they have it for around $1175 and free shipping.

    A few firsts with this purchase: First time buying on the internet, First time owning a 44 Mag and First time shooting the 44 Mag. I shot it for the first time today and I must say the 44 Mag made the 45 (G30) feel like a 22 lr. The trigger in single action puts my 1911 to shame and double action is extemely smooth. The sights are dead on and shook the steel targets like paper plates.

    Lou Garou, I couldn't tell you the purpose of the "window" to the ejector rod on the right side. Smith, if you ask me is kinda vague in their descriptions on their website.