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    Default Newbee Reloader

    Well sort of I did some reloading about 15 yrs ago so I do have an idea of what I'm doing.

    Anyway I new to reloading the .44Mag and so I'm looking for some advice.

    I just ordered a Ruger Redhawk 4 inch .44mag and I just want to reload plinking rounds for it, nothing hot. I guess what I'm asking is what are some good light loads, good powders, good places to order hardcast bullets (I was thinking LaserCast)ect.

    Thanks

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    Darn...lost my reply. Try again.

    I mostly use Unique for light .44 loads. I've got to burn up a keg of 231 so will be working up some loads for it. Several powders work great.

    I mostly order from Midsouth Shooters Supply. Midway is another good place. Watch for shipping cost (esp. for part orders from Midway!).

    I cast my own for light loads and they are soft. You don't need very hard bullets for light loads. Don't use jacketed bullets for light loads!

    Hodgdon has a great loading data site on the web. Has data for Hodgdon, IMR, and Win. powders. I really like the Lyman load book for lead bullets.

    Have fun, be safe.

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    7.6gr of Unique 240gr SWC perfect for plinking and they shoot great.

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Default Cant go wrong with Oregon Trail

    The 240 gr LSWC from O.T is really hard and shoots well for me in a couple of different model 29's. You can get 500 of them shipped for less the 70 bucks. Find a good Unique load and you'll have a supply of plinkers that will last you a long time.

    - JRT

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    Yup, get some .430 240gr swc's and load em over 8gr Unique with a good crimp, LP primer and go have some fun! 300gr over 21gr H110 with LPM primer is a pretty standard hunting load.

    DISCLAIMER: Double check against published load data

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