44 special load in 44 mag case

Extend your shooting experience while reducing the cost of your ammunition!

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby GasGuzzler » 19 Nov 2017 19

Nope. Opposite a couple times though. Squibs because it won't meter in an Auto Disk Pro, won't meter in a Uniflow, dirty, inaccurate.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
User avatar
GasGuzzler
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 1940
Joined: 02 Nov 2015
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 212 times
My Rossi Choice: Revolver
Location: Cooke County, TX

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby mikld » 20 Nov 2017 15

Well, Unique ain't going anywhere and it will continue to have it's loyal users and some won't like it for whatever reasons. That's one of the plusses of reloading; you can use whatever ya want...

Some fellers even drive Fords...:mrgreen:
mikld
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 47
Joined: 10 Apr 2012
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 8 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: Orygun

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby GasGuzzler » 20 Nov 2017 18

mikld wrote: Some fellers even drive Fords...:mrgreen:
I know right. How can that be? :-)
__________________________________________________________________________________________
I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
User avatar
GasGuzzler
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 1940
Joined: 02 Nov 2015
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 212 times
My Rossi Choice: Revolver
Location: Cooke County, TX

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby desertrider » 21 Nov 2017 13

mikld wrote: *** snip ***

Some fellers even drive Fords...:mrgreen:




GasGuzzler wrote:
mikld wrote: Some fellers even drive Fords...:mrgreen:
I know right. How can that be? :-)


Some of us fellers can't help being classy, we're just born that way! :D

Image

Image
desertrider
 
Posts: 46
Joined: 03 Nov 2017
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 8 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: SoCal

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby Archer » 23 Nov 2017 13

GasGuzzler wrote:Nope. Opposite a couple times though. Squibs because it won't meter in an Auto Disk Pro, won't meter in a Uniflow, dirty, inaccurate.


Well, it seems to meter ok in an old Lyman 55, worked well in a Hornady measure. Those were both borrowed when I was starting out loading .45 ACP. It has worked ok in my Redding 3BR measure as well and my buddy's Redding 3. I have not tried it in the Dillon powder measure as they are sliding cavity drops and reports are mixed dealing with Unique in them. Some claims it works fine, others claim the large flakes prevents the slide from operating consistently and freely. Dillon makes the parts to run other measures on their presses and they work. I've never had Unique bridge in the measures I've used so that it didn't drop a powder charge. I tend to check all charges when setting the measure but once it is set and dropping consistent every 5 or 10 charges. Typically within a tenth grain or less.

If I wasn't getting accurate results out of it with the .45 ACP or the .44 special level .44 Mag loads I'd not be using it. I might not even have continued with reloading as it was one of the very first powders I used when starting out.

One of these days I'm going to upgrade the vehicle. So far I've run a small LTD and a couple Buick LeSabres.
The LTD was fun and Buicks have been nice but so far I've not been particularly happy with the GM product I've rented or test driven and the attitude of the local dealer service and repair center leaves a lot to be desired. Ford's awful proud of their trucks right now and I'm frustrated looking at their truck builder. Every time you choose a $500 option it demands another $2500 change in the other options. I'm still not sure what I'm going to go with next time but it's going to need to be done probably sooner rather than later.
Archer
2000 Shots
2000 Shots
 
Posts: 2717
Joined: 04 Feb 2014
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 367 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: SoCal Loco

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby mr surveyor » 23 Nov 2017 14

Lee dippers and a digi-scale work fine for me .... and as for the other subject - been driving nothing but Nissan 4x4's since 1983.

I must be more weird than I thought ;)


jd
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guns - They aren't really yours until you void the warranty!
User avatar
mr surveyor
1000 Shots
1000 Shots
 
Posts: 1361
Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Has thanked: 277 times
Been thanked: 228 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: NE Texas

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby mikld » 23 Nov 2017 14

An aside; I worked on Dodge, GMC/Chevy and lastly Ford pickups when I was working for a large city water and power department. The Department had a few hundred at a time and they got rough treatment and I was one of the mechanics that kept them running. Each one has it's quirks, and each has it's faults. Knowing all this I bought a Toyota pickup I've owned GMC/Chevy pickups since 1969 and I just got tired of the lack of reliability. Just my opinion though... :D
mikld
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 47
Joined: 10 Apr 2012
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 8 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: Orygun

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby Ohio357MagFan » 30 Dec 2017 23

I've deep seated the bullets in 357 mag cases and 44 magnum cases to match the same overall length as they would be IF loaded in 38 special brass or 44 special brass AND use the powder charge for 38 special and 44 special, that way you get the same powder capacity but avoid the carbon ring in your carbine or revolver. The trick to make this work is you need to get a taper crimp die and it looks funny with the bullet seated that deep and obviously you can't crimp in the crimp groove but what you do is use the taper crimp die and give it a light taper crimp OVER the bullet shoulder. Be aware you will need to use these rounds only in single shot mode in the carbine BUT in revolvers they work GREAT
Ohio357MagFan
 
Posts: 145
Joined: 27 Jan 2015
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: Akron Ohio

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby Archer » 31 Dec 2017 07

single shot mode in the 92 tends to be a deal breaker for me...
Archer
2000 Shots
2000 Shots
 
Posts: 2717
Joined: 04 Feb 2014
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 367 times
My Rossi Choice: M92
Location: SoCal Loco

Re: 44 special load in 44 mag case

Postby Ranch Dog » 02 Jan 2018 06

Ohio357MagFan wrote:I've deep seated the bullets in 357 mag cases and 44 magnum cases to match the same overall length as they would be IF loaded in 38 special brass or 44 special brass AND use the powder charge for 38 special and 44 special, that way you get the same powder capacity but avoid the carbon ring in your carbine or revolver. The trick to make this work is you need to get a taper crimp die and it looks funny with the bullet seated that deep and obviously you can't crimp in the crimp groove but what you do is use the taper crimp die and give it a light taper crimp OVER the bullet shoulder. Be aware you will need to use these rounds only in single shot mode in the carbine BUT in revolvers they work GREAT

You are really not achieving anything other than increasing the stated pressure of the loads because of the deep seating (neck tension).

I ran this through QuickLoad using my 38 Spl load for my Rossi 351, and then deep seating the bullet to maintain the Spl COAL in a Mag case. This change bumped the pressure 4,000 PSI.
Michael
Image
User avatar
Ranch Dog
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8709
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Has thanked: 1445 times
Been thanked: 1960 times
My Rossi Choice: Rio Grande
Location: Cuero, TX

PreviousNext

Return to Handloading

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

  • Advertisement
cron