.44 Magnum silhouette loads

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.44 Magnum silhouette loads

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:32 am

Just bought dies and two boxes of Geco and 100 Starlibe brass for giving a seldom used Dan Wesson a run on the plates.
At the local club there seems to be a bit of argument over 2205 being too slow and W296 being the best for 240g pills or vice versa.
Over to you guys, recoil is not something I’m worried about as I see a .454 Casull in my future



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Re: .44 Magnum silhouette loads

Post by SPEEDY » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:12 am

Pistols my expertise really ends at 9mm and a little 45acp but in a rifle I love it.
I use AR2205 and AP70N, if I want a fun load then AP70N is the stuff But if I want power and to flatten things then AR2305 is king.
I can fire the 6lb little rifle one handed and it feels like 9mm shot shell's.
But what I've learnt about factory ammunition and I chewed a lot of it up is that to replicate any factory load I've shot I had to do it with AR2205 as AP70N and actually come to think of it AP100 just didn't come close.
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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Re: .44 Magnum silhouette loads

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:44 pm

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Heading out this morning to chrony the Geco factory rounds vs 24.5g of W296 vs 24g of 2205 under 240g JHPs

Every book I’ve seen claims W296 and 2205/H110 both have a safe max of 24g for 1522fps. The 24.5g loads are those of a mate who swears the extra 0.5 is listed in the Sierra manual and has been safe in his gun for years.

The chrony should settle the argument.
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