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    Default 445 Supermag

    Does anyone have a Dan Wesson in this caliber? I was wondering how they shoot and the ballisitics. I like Dan Wessons but can't find anything regarding ballistics or even who makes the ammo. Thank you.

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    It is bascially a longer 44 mag. From the articles I read you can add 150-200 fps over a standard 44 mag.
    Not sure of how easy it is to fine brass for it. Starline may carry it. This cartridge was the rant and rave a decade ago with the guys knocking over those iron animals.
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    Default Contener Reloading Book

    The Contender Reloading Manual has a section on the .445. It should be a start. Nice round and plenty powerful enough. I have a 15" custom barrel for the Contender. Quite a round.
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    Default Reload Bench has .445 SuperMag Info

    The Reload Bench has info on this. See link below.

    http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/w445supmag.html

    You can get brass at Starline Brass.

    http://www.starlinebrass.com/
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    Default Dan Wesson 445

    Dave:

    I have a Dan Wesson 445 with both a scoped 8" barrel and a 4" barrel with a ported shroud. It's one very fine piece or ordnance, IMO.

    As others have noted, Starline is the only company that makes 445 brass, and you can buy it through Midway and other distributors (and possibly directly from Starline). I'm not sure who, if anyone, besides Dan Wesson, makes loaded ammo. I have fired standard 44 mag ammo in my 445 and it works OK, but I don't get very good accuracy with it.

    I "roll my own" 445 ammo using hard cast Saeco 300 grain bullets, although any standard 44 bullet, cast or jacketed, (.429 - .430") will work. And, I use 44 mag reloading dies. I started out using H110 powder, but plan on trying AA1680 in the near future.

    You can find 445 information by doing a Google search; use a combination of different search terms, i.e., "445 supermag", "dan wesson 445", "reloading 445 supermag", etc. At one time there was reloading information on the Dan Wesson web site; I don't find it there now, but I saved a copy a couple years ago. I can send it to you via email if you like. Also, Sierra has relaoding info for the 445, but not online; you have to contact them or buy their reloading manual.


    Good Luck.


    Here are some links I found this morning:

    http://www.sixguns.com/tests/tt445sm.htm
    http://www.sixguns.com/range/supermags.htm
    http://www.handloads.com/images/cart...45Supermag.htm
    http://www.gunsandhunting.com/gunloc...danwesson.html
    http://www.qual-cart.com/445smag.htm
    http://cpcartridge.com/cart2/?main_p...dex&cPath=4_18
    http://www.accuratepowder.com/data/P...page%20136.pdf
    http://www.sixguns.com/range/beyondthe44.htm
    http://www.familyfriendsfirearms.com...ad.php?t=39047

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    Thank all of you for the information and feedback. I appreciate it!

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