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« on: August 24, 2008, 04:04:51 am »


Any of you guys seen my post in 'Shooters Meetings', someone must use one of these!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 04:38:08 am »

I have a Browning 92BLR;  But, I haven't tried either Bulleye nor Unique.  Both are generally good, useful powders.  Go to the ALLIANT website to get loads.

Here's the link.  go to page 66

http://glarp.atk.com/2008/2008_Catalogs/AlliantPowderCatalog.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 11:28:32 am »

One of the sets that I use for CAS is a B92 in 44 Mag and a pair of Ruger vaqueros in 44 also.  I am loading the rifle with 240gr RNFP cast over 6.0 gr of Unique.  This has been a standby for the last 15 years Grin.  I ;Df you are looking for milder recoil, consider the 200 gr RNFP  for less mass to push out the barrel. 

BTW, this load came from the Lyman #47 handbook as being safe within the Min-Max window.

Another powder that I use here is Trail Boss in the 44 Spl. with the 200gr RNFP, but that is tuned to the pistols for accuracy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 10:51:01 pm »

Try 5.1 grains of Clays over a 200-grain bullet.  That should give you just short of 1,000 fps from a rifle and 650-700 fps from a pistol.  YMMV
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 04:33:53 pm »

Hi, I shoot .44mag. for CAS and have had great luck with 6.5 Unique and a 240 gr. RNFP bullet for both pistol and rifle.
I also use a Lee Factory Crimp die for a firm crimp on my mixed brand brass.
Best of luck.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 09:01:50 am »

Thanks guys, I can see it's gonna cost me a small fortune to try out all these different powders. Just gets better and better!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008, 08:14:33 pm »

Do you have any other powders besides Bullseye and Unique?  Clays is pretty popular for a lot of the handgun calibers and should work well here also.  You won't spend a small fortune in powders, just a few dollars until you find what works.  I like Clays because it burns so clean that I don't have to spend much time at the cleaning bench when I get home.

Check over at Hodgdon's reloading site.  Lots of loads you can try.  http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

BTW, I just ran some 240gr LRNFP over 6.0gr of Trail Boss yesterday in a .44 Mag Model 94.  Very soft and accurate, at least at the 35yd plates I was shooting at...

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 01:05:38 pm »

Do you have any other powders besides Bullseye and Unique?  Clays is pretty popular for a lot of the handgun calibers and should work well here also.  You won't spend a small fortune in powders, just a few dollars until you find what works.  I like Clays because it burns so clean that I don't have to spend much time at the cleaning bench when I get home.

Check over at Hodgdon's reloading site.  Lots of loads you can try.  http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

BTW, I just ran some 240gr LRNFP over 6.0gr of Trail Boss yesterday in a .44 Mag Model 94.  Very soft and accurate, at least at the 35yd plates I was shooting at...

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 10:53:10 pm »

For the last 10 years in my .44 Magnum Marlin M1894S, I've been 7.2 grains of Unique pushing a 240 grain RNFP bullet. No problem getting cloverleaf accuracy at 50m, and it will knock down steel reactive targets if they are in the scenario.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 07:26:05 am »

6.5gr Unique over 200gr bullet .
Kinda funny  but  I use the same load for 44 special  and 44/40 .
Works great for all three !
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PS:  44 Russian, APP, 200Gr Bullet for Rifle,  44 Russian, 14 - 15 Gr 2F APP, Top with Cream-0-Wheat, 160Gr bullet for pistol.

PSS:  44 Russian case in a Marlin will take some carrier modification as will 44 Russian in a toggle rifle.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 10:30:58 am »

I've used 7.5 gr. Hodgdon's Universal behind a 213.5 gr bullet in both OM Vaqueros in .44 Mangle-em and in a Rossi M92 in the same cartridge. Muzzle velocity from a 7.5" barrel runs around 950 ft/sec, with accuracy about 1-5/8" five-round groups on the bench at 25 yds.  Universal is maybe a touch faster than Unique, and burns cleanly.  MV from the 20" bbl rifle is about 1200 ft/sec.  Your results may vary.
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