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#188560 - 01/13/18 01:35 PM best powder
yosey12
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What is the best powder for .44 mag 250 gr WFN GC bullets out of Ruger Superblackhawk? Hunting bear and deer in Maine.

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#188561 - 01/13/18 01:50 PM Re: best powder [Re: yosey12]
s4s4u
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Best is relative. For maximum velocity I'd use H110 but for midrange loads, HS-6 gets the nod.
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#188565 - 01/13/18 03:39 PM Re: best powder [Re: s4s4u]
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I like H-110 / WW296 for my heavy 44 Mag loads. I have been using it for over 35 years
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#188566 - 01/13/18 04:10 PM Re: best powder [Re: yosey12]
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I'll echo what's been said. I like W296 and H110. They've worked well for me with both hardcast and jacketed bullets.
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#188567 - 01/13/18 04:50 PM Re: best powder [Re: pab1]
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I have used 2400 for yrs in 44 with jacketed 240?s. Initial comparison, it beat h110 in accuracy. I havnt went back to try again. I will one of these days if i get time. The 2400 shoots good though. I wouldnt have to.
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#188581 - 01/13/18 09:27 PM Re: best powder [Re: KYODE]
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Most here will say 110 or 296

For me 2400 is very hard to beat.

You can use std or mag primers but I like the mag primers better.

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#188593 - 01/14/18 12:20 AM Re: best powder [Re: H2OBUG]
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I also have used "all three." Although in reality, 296 IS
H-110; just labeled with a different number for marketing purposes.

I found out that the H-110 powders burn very clean whereas 2400 leaves a lot of "residue" behind. But it sounds like it doesn't affect accuracy! Maybe mag primers help this situation.

BTW if you want to load light loads, Unique is great.
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#188613 - 01/14/18 03:00 PM Re: best powder [Re: yosey12]
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 Originally Posted By: yosey12
What is the best powder for .44 mag 250 gr WFN GC bullets out of Ruger Superblackhawk? Hunting bear and deer in Maine.
 Originally Posted By: yosey12
What is the best powder for .44 mag 250 gr WFN GC bullets out of Ruger Superblackhawk? Hunting bear and deer in Maine.
I like 2400, and Titegroup for cast.

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#188624 - 01/14/18 06:51 PM Re: best powder [Re: racksmasher1]
wvhitman
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Greg, your age is showing like mine. I started loading 44 years ago with WW296 for magnum loads, jacketed or cast, and Unique for reduced loads in magnum guns. Both worked great then and still do now. Never saw a need to experiment with all the new powders. I buy both of these in 8# kegs. The Unique lasts forever since it's loads are so small.

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#188641 - 01/15/18 09:27 AM Re: best powder [Re: wvhitman]
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For the 44 Magnum 296/H110 is pretty hard to top. One other powder worth a look is 300MP. For Maximum 44 magnum loads these three would be the ones I would work with.

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