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My Handloads - .44 Magnum


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German clone of Colt SAA, 6.5" barrel

31 October 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 7.0gr W231, WLP primer
Pleasantly mild load, but chronograph data shows lower velocity on first round in cylinder, subsequent rounds higher after powder shifts in recoil. 10-shot average 876fps.

31 October 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 7.0 Universal Clays, WLP primer
As above. 10-shot average 838fps.

31 October 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 6.4gr Trail Boss
Comparable to the first two loads but more consistent velocity as Trail Boss uses more case capacity. Two drawbacks: Trail Boss is expensive, and it's smoke smells bad. 10-shot average 857fps.

31 October 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 8.7gr Unique
Middling load, heavier recoil than the three above, not what I was looking for. No evident ignition issues as with the first two loads, nothing wrong with this recipe except it's hotter than I wanted. 10-shot average 1094fps.

2 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 7.6gr W231, WLP primer
Increased powder charge to address first-round effect. 10-shot average 952fps, first-round effect still evident.

2 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 8.2gr W231, WLP primer
Increased powder charge to address first-round effect. 10-shot average 986fps, first-round effect no longer evident, but recoil increasing past desired levels.

2 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 7.5gr Universal Clays, WLP primer
Increased powder charge to address first-round effect. 10-shot average 893fps, first-round effect still evident.

2 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 8.1gr Universal Clays, WLP primer
Increased powder charge to address first-round effect. 10-shot average 973fps, first-round effect reduced but not eliminated, recoil increasing past desired levels.

3 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 7.7gr Unique, WLP primer
Reduced powder charge to reduce recoil. 10-shot average 911fps. First-round effect evident.

27 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 8.2gr Unique, WLP primer
Recoil still greater than desired, first-round effect evident. 10-shot average 1005fps.

27 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 5.0gr Bullseye, WLP primer
Recoil acceptable but first-round effect evident. 10-shot average 825.3fps.

27 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 5.6gr Bullseye, WLP primer
As above. 10-shot average 914.0fps.

27 November 2008 - 200gr Silver State LRN, 6.2gr Bullseye, WLP primer
Recoil increasing, first-round effect still evident. 10-shot average 948.4fps.

15 December 2008 - 240gr Laser Cast LSWC, 6.0gr Unique, WLP primer
Awaiting test results.


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