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    Default Load data for cast bullets in my .44

    I was recently gifted 100 cast GC bullets for my .44 magnum. They are 350 LBT and weigh out at 340 grains. I don't have any load data for this bullet in my books. I will be pushing them with WW296 and CCI 350 primers in my stainless 5 1/2" Redhawk. I'm currently thinking 19 grains would be about right. What does the cast bullet brain trust say?
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    http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell44OverWeight.htm

    You will probably gleen some info from this article.

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    I will say in the 80's early 90's that 25gr. of 296 using bottom crimp groove JDJ 320 was used by many and pushed abit higher JDJ/Kelly circle with the SRH.Truth be told they fired fine in the SRH but would lock up a Contender due to no pressure release except out the bore.At a older age now I would not go over 21gr on a long load.I have trouble using a cane as my wrist are shot
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    Check out the Hodgdon web site. They list a .44 355 GR load with 296.

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    What model of 44 do you have? The only data I have is for a Ruger Redhawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBman View Post
    What model of 44 do you have? The only data I have is for a Ruger Redhawk.
    Ruger Redhawk. I have Redhawks in all calibers, finishes and barrel lengths. Just picked up a stainless Blackhawk in .45 Colt that I mentioned in another thread. I don't plan on feeding it with the same loads I worked up for that caliber in the Redhawk although I'm certain it would take it. The one I pack the most is my 5 1/2 Redhawk in .44 that I bought when they 1st came out. I've had action work done to it and changed the grip, but otherwise all stock. The .45 Redhawk is starting to grow on me though. I have a Freedom Arms .454 Casull that I almost never pack because I like the Redhawks so much.
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    Sent you a PM.

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