add to cart. I have an Ultra-dot on my S&W 500MAG. I will ask him if he has any 44 mag recipes. $27.95. Almost 1300 fps for the 44 mag 240 gr swc. For example, Vihtavouri shows its "softest" load with N-320, a 180-grain Hornady XTP, as being 10.2 grains and 1,300 fps. He likely has a 44 mag. Probably the best-known application is described in “The Load,” an article by C.E. I just got some Red Dot powder in on Friday and wanted to load a few 44 Mag loads. $33.63. I also have a millet on a Super Redhawk 44 MAG and one on my Super Redhawk 454 Casull. Iceman808. Universal has been very useful. Lyman 50th has a min of 13.4gr and a max of 14.9gr of Blue Dot for what they call a 240gr "Jacketed HC" bullet in 44 Magnum, and a min of 14.4gr and a max of 16.0gr of Blue Dot for a 240gr "Jacketed HP" bullet in the same caliber. So I finally snuck out to the range to test out some lighter powder puff 44 mag loads that I plan to use for indoor/winter shooting since we can't shoot jacketed or magnum rounds indoors. When considering an all-purpose .44 Special powder, Ken Waters, in Pet Loads noted, “I’m pretty sure my choices would be Unique and Blue Dot.” Unique is a great powder to use and have on your bench. Powder charges used in the .44 Special case seldom require magnum primers, although they are frequently recommended with ball or spherical powders. After considerable experimentation, Harris found 13.0 grains of Red Dot worked as a starting for reduced loads in any case of about .300 Savage … _____ It can be used like Titigroup, Red Dot and Unique for target loads but seems to have a more versatile upper end. A neighbor of mine will buy enough to load a few boxes of ammo. Would like to know if any one has had experience working up Red Dot loads...(have a lot on hand). Red and Green dot sights have become quite common in the handgun hunting world. I see nothing wrong with using it. When the .44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44 Magnum hand-loads. Iceman808. Bullets in the .45 ACP , 6 gr. When looking at the powder … Green Dot is a fantastic pistol powder! Last year when I started reloading, powder was hard to obtain. I found some in a hurry. Alliant Powder - Sport Pistol 1# $26.33. add to cart. With Red Dot being a old powder (it has been cleaned up from the original formula) there is very little data in new reloading … add to cart. I've always got 30lbs of Green Dot on hand and it's comforting to know that it occupies second place for accuracy in my .44 mag, .357 mag and .45 acp for plinking loads with lead/plated bullets in the 800-900 fps region. These sights are rugged and recoil-proof. Clays may work for that as well. My .38 powder is Bullseye, slower than Red Dot, but still really fast and dense. I highly recommend them. I have UltraDot Gen 2 red dot sights on my .454 Casull and .480 Ruger. A military-surplus powder produced by Hercules during the war for the .30 Carbine called H240 was a bit quicker burning than 2400, but it delivered higher velocities and … The reloading manuals show Accurate #7, Accurate #9, H110 and Winchester 296. I know he has a 357 mag. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Unique, Universal Clays, or N340 for medium power loads with the Berrys. It may be the best of all. … BTW, I consider 900+fps as medium loads regardless of caliber. We know very well that no two people agree on the ideal rifle, so we not only give you your choice of Big Boy calibers in .357 Mag/.38 Special, .44 Mag/.44 Special, and .45 Colt, but you can also choose between either a standard 20” barrel and lever, or a compact 16.5” barrel fitted with a large-loop lever for cold-weather gloved use … It is one of my favorites for target loads which is 99% of my shooting. I don't know what the difference is between the two bullets. I was going to use it in a 41 mag and a friend advised me of a warning sent out by alliant powders is why I contacted them. The gun seems to be favoring light bullets and … Alliant Powder - Re-50 1lb. The .44 Mag is one of those calibers that you can really save a considerable amount by reloading. Can't find a lot on this. Add to list Add to registry. Not a bad powder at all to use with light/medium loads. Add to … You can do a whole lot worse for pistol powder. The gun shot factory PMC 180gr JHP's extremely well. Hey all I used CCI-350 magnum primers with HS-6 and Silhouette … Red Dot .44 Special Loads . Marlin 1894, Henry Big Boy, etc. Alliant Powder - Re-33 8lb. My manuals do not show anything in the .44 mag for a 200 grain lead bullet. Although I have not loaded it in the .41 magnum, your suggested load of 5.5 gr. 1. I have been using these bullets with 6 gr. Okay for light loads in .38. Red Dot’s another fine reduced-load powder. So I recommend the Ultra-Dot and the Millet. Winchester … Post Nov 30, 2014 #1 2014-12-01T01:22. When you hit 1200fps your starting into Magnum territory. The Best Red Dot Sight for .44 Magnum Revolvers Conclusion. I loaded some 180 grain Hornady XTP bullets with Green Dot powder and they were pretty mild compared to some of the heavier grain II … Surprisingly the Blue Dot grouped best. Get a copy of their booklet and check this powder out. The bullet must be secured against telescoping [into the case in a magazine tube] or out of the case in an rotary magazine/cylinder. The Gen 2 comes with a 2 MOA dot, and lots of intensity settings for different light conditions. 21.6 gr. I am looking for a good powder to use in loading 44 Mag for 180g - 200 g HP/SP bullets. Since I have experimented with case position sensitive powder and found great differences, I now want bulkier powder that will better fill the case. Down side is that it does not meter nearly as well as other powders, but it's nice and fluffy so it fills cases better. There is no pressures listed. Under 230 gr. $268.44. (Use a Mag primer with these ball powders as well) 2. … of Red Dot and standard primers. With Red Dot as with Bullseye, be very careful not to double … Or do you mean to shoot the Berrys for fun with a light plinking load? 855 7. I load 5 gr. Harris in the 12 th edition of Handloader’s Digest. The loading manuals do not have a lot of data on powder-puff loads for the .44 Magnum. Factory ammunition for it no matter the maker is quite expensive. The .44 Magnum is a hand cannon that’s also a literal blast to shoot. Choosing a red dot for it is tricky, so make sure you look at models that can take the recoil and power of a .44 Magnum. For several years I used the M624 in IPSC-type matches, and my ammo was all powered by Red Dot. I'm using X-treme plated 240 gr RN bullets 5.8 gr 231 ~1.610" COL WLP Primers Light crimp, just enough to keep the bullets from … Worked up some decent loads using 7 gr Unique and 8.2 grains Blue Dot behind 240 gr PFP. Haven't tried it in light loads in .44 … Add to list Add to registry. hard cast out of a Lyman mold. I do not have .44 special brass, just magnum cases. A red dot sight might be fine on a pistol caliber carbine, such as a .327 Mag., .357 Mag., or .44 Mag. Finding the right powder for 44 Mag !!! 22.8 gr. They chronographed out last summer at about 900 fps. Red Dot for 44 Mag Anybody got loads for 44 mag -Red Dot Powder-250 Cast? The above listed are perfect for hunting and animal defense, as well as shooting … 855 7. The powder (especially the likes of something like H110/W296 or even a medium-burn powder) requires it. Under the same bullet in the .45 Colt. I use 2400 mostly, myself, and AA#9 is a modern powder that works really well. I did a dumb a$$ mistake and loaded the 6.5 gn and not the 6.0 gn. My gun club buys powder wholesale add 5% and sells it to us.. they had Red Dot 8lb kegs for $105.00 out the door, so I got 2 kegs. Red Dot, AA #2, 700X, for real light loads. Get a good jacketed or cast bullet and use a slow powder for hunting power type loads. Accurate now has reintroduced XMP-5744, a slow burning, bulky powder and is good in magnum pistol loads. I'd go a lot slower on the powder for .357, start with maybe Blue Dot. Each of those has a favorite powder for serious work, but Green Dot is the backup in every case. Trying to work up mild load. In fact it's 'the sleeper' in 44 Spl and Mag for plinking and cowboy loads and works great in 45 acp. I used to load down the .44 mag cases to .44 special velocities. Quick View. I use blue dot to reload magnum shotshells. I have been loading target loads for my .44 Magnum using cast bullets. Lots of rounds fired and no problems. Quick View. Add to list Add to registry. These are essentially 100 yard rifles and a good red dot sight should suffice, assuming the hunter has 20/20 vision (corrected or otherwise). As with all Clays gunpowder series, these powders burn clean and uniformly when fired. Normally, you use the 44. special cases in guns chambered for the .44 special cartridge. The writer said his blue dot recipe is the cleanest load he has and it is great for deer hunting. It can be finicky through some powder measures is the negative, but if I had to pick the one powder for all of my reloading, Red Dot would be it! 24.0 gr. Universal is also very clean. This is fast enough for paper targets and does a fine job on bowling … Alliant Powder - Red Dot 1lb. I liked 8.0g Red Dot when I was testing it under a 240g … Hey Folks, Working up some loads for my new Bulldog. Registered Member. I was told by the folks from alliant powder that they had been experiencing pressure problems with blue dot in magnum pistol cartridges and not to use it. I use Red Dot in all my Pistol cartridges as well as my 45-70 with fun results. If economics are important, a one-pound can of Unique (7,000 grains) will fetch you 1,000 loads using a 7.0-grain powder charge. Red Dot is a great powder for cast bullet target loads. 1.600 in. Should be a dandy. I have 2400, Red Dot, Blue Dot, Bullseye, Unique, H110, Herco, and at least a half dozen rifle powders on the shelf. add to cart. The bullets are 250 gr. In the .44 Mag I run some tests with Red Dot. The accurate powders take less powder charge and the H110/296 the largest powder charge. Hodgdon's Universal, HP6, HP7 and HP38 are good powders for this cartridge. Also, Accurate's #2 and #5 work well. I have well over 2000 rounds on that one red-dot. Also, Universal does a great job in 45 acp, 38 spec., 9mm. While this powder is supposed to be ideal for 9mm, .45 ACP and .38 Special, I was in the process of developing a .44 Special load using Oregon Trail’s Lasercast 240-grainers for my Ruger GP100, with the Smith & Wesson 629 in there so I could compare speed from a three-inch barrel versus a five-inch. One approach you can take is to use .44 Special loading data and load from the top. Quick View. In an older Speer Manual (12th Edition) is show a 240 gn SWC with starting loads of 6.0 @ 871 f/sec and a max load of 6.5 @ 905 f/sec. 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