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Old 10-31-2016, 10:33 AM
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What .44 mag bullets to use?

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Just bought a Rossi 92 in .44 mag to shoot in pistol cartridge class. I'm a novice reloader but I've been reloading .45, 9 mm, and .380 using plated bullets rather than lead in my pistols. I've been using jacketed bullets in my .308, 30-06, and .223. What bullets should I be using for .44 mag in the Rossi for silhouette? I don't think I need to load 240 gr bullets, figure 180 to 200gr should do the job. What type bullet to use if I go with lead, round nose, semi wad cutters, flat nose? Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:14 AM
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Not the same gun or cartage .
But I have been shooting hand gun silhouette, using 44 special, 240gr RNFP, hi tec coated, with good results. http://www.missouribullet.com/
I have also been shooting 357 mag, with their 158gr SWC. hi tec
I am well over 2,000 rounds of each, having good results.
The guys that are shooting 44 mag, and 45 acp with moon clips are using RN, or RNFP. The 45 shooters take home most of the money.

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For best accuracy, I suggest you lose the plated bullets. They are not as accurate as a good jacketed bullet. Plain lead can shoot very well. You need to test bullets in your own gun, starting with known good loads and go from there. Dedicated sites like Cast boolits (?? Not my spelling!) Can be of help.

Terry Labbe of Magnus bullets makes a great product.

Good shooting!

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:41 PM
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two years ago i was using a marlin 1894 in 44 mag for pistol cartridge. i used 240 gr fn e-xtreme plated bullets. i tried some 240 gr cast lead that worked just as good. you don't have to run them fast to take down the animals. made it to "aaa" then moved over to a marlin 1894 in 357 mag.
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