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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: 44 wcf smokeless loads
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2022, 08:56:18 PM »
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That is the data that I am using . I had a chance to load a few rounds and test fire they worked . they shot a tight group with the hornady xtp 200 grain bullets . When the weather gets better plan on shooting over a chronie .

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Re: 44 wcf smokeless loads
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2022, 07:00:18 AM »
Rowdy,
Sweet loads ay?

I really like them and used the 240gr load (just a tad extra powder) for my 2017 buck. I just started hunting again this past 2021 season but all I saw was a spike and let him go. My load for the 73" is my 220gr 43-214A Reloder 7 load.

Here are some Reloder 7 loads I use.
The first is the load I shot the 2017 buck with using my Marlin 1894CB


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Re: 44 wcf smokeless loads
« Reply #82 on: January 20, 2022, 05:15:14 PM »
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I am waiting for warmer weather so I can enjoy shooting . I want to have a smokeless load to add to my 44 wcf loads in the past I have used Unique and it worked but I was wanting a powder that  filled the case and was low pressure .

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Re: 44 wcf smokeless loads
« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2022, 07:23:04 PM »
Bryan
I am waiting for warmer weather so I can enjoy shooting . I want to have a smokeless load to add to my 44 wcf loads in the past I have used Unique and it worked but I was wanting a powder that  filled the case and was low pressure .

The only smokeless powder that fills the case and has the lowest pressure is Reloder 7. However, those pressures push the normal limits. I think H4198 comes in second, also pushing normal pressure limits. All depending actually bullets used and the seating depth of those bullets.

Here are the Reloder 7 tests I made. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cZyKKXVyHq9as9uFJiko5yReJ9a-ER32YsENTgJGJs4/edit#gid=819756635
Noted in the notes section shows if it is a case capacity load, meaning the bullet sits on top of the powder but not necessarily firmly.

Here are the few H4198 loads I tested of which none are noted as a case capacity loads. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cZyKKXVyHq9as9uFJiko5yReJ9a-ER32YsENTgJGJs4/edit#gid=1350502736

There could be more out there somewhere but I just never tested everything I wanted to test and some powders I wanted to test have been discontinued.. Since Reloder 7 gives me both normal 1,350fps velocities at normal pressures as well as a tad hot loads at 1,400fps to 1,500fps for stronger action rifles with decent results, I decided to stay with it, especially since it is the most accurate loads for my firearms.

IMR-4227 gives me decent results as a High Velocity load powder so that is my second choice.

Unique is my second choice for normal loads and third choice as an over-all powder for the 44-40.


 

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