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Offline russ1943

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Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« on: December 05, 2022, 10:41:54 AM »
Does anyone have a mild Smokeless Cowboy loadfor 44 Special?
Using 200grn lead bullets.

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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 11:14:48 AM »
3.5 gr Clays.  That is Hodgdon's minimum with 200gr bullet.  I shot a lot of those but then got a deal on a bunch of 180gr bullets so I'm using them now for pistols.  Hodgdon's minimum in various calibers and bullets has always worked well for me for CAS.  If you don't have Clays, it does not seem to be back on store shelves yet but Clay-Dot is and that can be substituted.

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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 01:23:16 PM »
3.5 gr Clays.  That is Hodgdon's minimum with 200gr bullet.  I shot a lot of those but then got a deal on a bunch of 180gr bullets so I'm using them now for pistols.  Hodgdon's minimum in various calibers and bullets has always worked well for me for CAS.  If you don't have Clays, it does not seem to be back on store shelves yet but Clay-Dot is and that can be substituted.

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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 06:44:30 PM »
A minimum charge of anything like Red Dot, Unique, etc. works great in the .44 Special.  It's a really easy cartridge to load for.
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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 06:53:54 PM »
My Smith & Wessons like a charge of 7.5 grains of Unique under a 200 grain RNFP.
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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
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Re: Smokelss Cowboy load for 44 Special?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2023, 05:15:34 PM »
I have used A2 for years in 44 spec Accurate powder web site has load data
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