Greetings everyone, I could use some advice here because Im in some uncharted waters for me. I am trying to develop some target type or possibly hunting loads for a .44 magnum and what I have used so far have yielded I guess you could call so-so results perhaps a different powder or brand of bullet? Im just not sure, what have you folks use with good success perhaps you could steer me in a better direction. All my test rounds fired without failure accuracy was tested at 25, 35 & 50 yards. After checking several sources I settled on using the numbers from my Speer manual. The temp was around 75 degrees with a very slight left to right breeze, rounds shot from a bench/gun rest position. Here are my details; Case Win. (used) trimmed to 1.275 Bullet 240g JSP (Remington) Powder Alliant 2400 Powder range 19.0g up to 21.0g Primer Winchester WLP OAL 1.590-1.595 Crimp Heavy (suggested in Lymans manual) Winchester Factory rounds Vel 1,409.83 fps & SD 37.60009 My Test charges; 19.0g Vel 1,309.83 fps & SD 28.44937 19.5g Vel 1,318.66 fps & SD 15.00222 20.0g vel 1,374.00 fps & SD 29.42788 20.5g vel 1,361.66 fps & SD 27.68875 21.0g vel 1,408.16 fps & SD 24.26039 My test gun is an S&W 44 magnum model 629 w/8-3/8 barrel Again my results with all of this were just average (at best) with the exception of the charge of 21.0g the tights groups achieved but still nothing to write home about. I know that 2400 is a long standing powder used for this caliber along with the 240g bullet, but if there is something out there you have found that yields great results for you by all means please let me know. I am certainly open to any procedural thoughts you could offer as well. Like I said this caliber/gun is all new territory for me.