Need 44mag cast H110 load data

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  1. BK63

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    I have a big ol box of 240 grain cast bullets for 44 mag and lots of H110. Does anybody have any load data for this powder? My books have Unique which I also have but I have a lot of H110 for this caliber. If it's too fast I'll just use something else but just thought I would ask. Books list everything but H110.
     
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    From Lee's Modern Reloading 2nd Edition it has W296 (which is the same thing as H110) listed at N/A for minimum load and a 25.0gr powder charge. Should get about 1560fps at 37500CUP and a minumum OAL of 1.535".
     

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    Not really loving this combo. H110 IMO like to run full bore. Cast Boolits, not so much. Are they GC? Sorry no helpful data.
     
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    I'm thinking cast should stay under 1000 fps? I can use the H110 for the jacketed stuff and the Unique for the cast as the book shows loads for that.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan.
    I have found H110 to have a very narrow performance window(in my rifle).
    However my load with it and 240 XTP turns my old 71 Ruger M44 into a precision meat getter. It runs like an old dog on steroids..awesome accurate to.
    I prefer other faster powders for my revolvers though as H110 is punishing on both ends of the barrel. .02

    ETA YMMV, especially if you are loading for that revolver in your avatar(sp)
     
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    which a lot of commercial ones are, you will have trouble with H 110, which should not be loaded below published data. Unless the bullets are very hard or better gas checked they will lead at H 110 velocities . I shoot a ton of cast 240s , wheel weights mostly or what ever lead I can get, and my standard load is 8.5 grains of unique, easy on the gun and brass. Have brass from the '80s and am just now going to pitch them because of split necks. Magnum loads I will do around 4-5 times then relegate brass to the cast loads. With that 8.5 gr load I can hit an 8 inch square plate at 100 yards with regularity and it has killed quite a few deer. I don't know about where you are but slower burning powders like H110 are hard to get, plenty of HP-38, 231 and the like but I am running low on slow stuff like 4227, H110-296 ...
     
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    Thanks Hoffy. I'm just looking for a plinking load. I have the cast, might as well load it. I'll use that load with Unique.
     
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    I show some loads 240 grn jacketed with H110 but I'd guess they're too fast for cast bullets. Most loads at max are around 24.5 grains showing about 1050 fps out of revolvers with a 6" bbl.

    For a plinking load I show 4.7 grns of TiteGroup yielding 800 fps
    or 6.5 grns of Universal for 850 fps.
     
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    You can run properly cast, sized & lubed bullets to 1500fps in the 44mag w/o leading & H110 would be the powder of choice. It does NOT download well at all. I believe Hogdon recommends no more than a 3% reduction from max. So Unique is a better bet upto 1100fps w/ 240-250gr LSWC.
     
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    I use 9.0 gr Unique under a 240 gr HC bullet for 1070 FPS out of my 7.5" Ruger SRH. The same load runs 1300 FPS out of my Marlin 1894 lever gun. They are very pleasant to shoot.