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#189534 - 02/08/18 09:42 AM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: Gregg Richter]
sw282
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Father of the 44 Magnum was Elmer Keith. His favorite load was

22gr of 2400 topped by a 250gr cast SWC of his design.. l prefer

that boolit also.. Home cast from wheel weights and range scrap.

l cast a 250gr Keith SWC from a Hensley&Gibbs #503 mould. Sized

to 431''.. My MAX is 20gr/2400.. l shoot these in a S&W revolver.

Not as strong as a Contender tho... 20gr is easier on the gun and

old guys like me

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#189618 - 02/10/18 09:04 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: sw282]
big spruce
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 Originally Posted By: sw282
Father of the 44 Magnum was Elmer Keith. His favorite load was

22gr of 2400 topped by a 250gr cast SWC of his design.. l prefer

that boolit also.. Home cast from wheel weights and range scrap.

l cast a 250gr Keith SWC from a Hensley&Gibbs #503 mould. Sized

to 431''.. My MAX is 20gr/2400.. l shoot these in a S&W revolver.

Not as strong as a Contender tho... 20gr is easier on the gun and

old guys like me


Hey Thanks!

I actually got out today with two loads I worked up.

1st load was 225 gr FTX with 20 gr H110

2nd load was 240 Rainier with 23.5 gr H110

No pressure signs and both were accurate and mild
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#189697 - 02/12/18 03:47 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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I put Bushnell 2-6x scopes on all my scoped handguns, including this 14" .44 Magnum.

Shoots wonderful groups at 100 yards using the standard 24.0gr of H110 and 240gr XTP bullets.


Edited by Steve in PA (02/12/18 03:48 PM)

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#189710 - 02/12/18 08:46 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: Steve in PA]
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 Originally Posted By: Steve in PA


I put Bushnell 2-6x scopes on all my scoped handguns, including this 14" .44 Magnum.

Shoots wonderful groups at 100 yards using the standard 24.0gr of H110 and 240gr XTP bullets.


Yeah I m going to load that exact load next. I wasn't super happy with my initial FTX results. I have a red dot on mine now. Trying to decide on a scope. I was going to go with a 2x20, but I m not so sure. My red dot covers a lot of the target. So I m not sure if its a long term solution.


Edited by big spruce (02/12/18 08:47 PM)
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#189711 - 02/12/18 09:24 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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That 14" 44 magnum with the right load & scope will handle the animals you mention quite easily out to 150 yds or so if you are up to the task. You might think about a compact variable scope so you are covered both ways, close & long distance.
The 10 grs of Unique that Gregg mentioned worked great for me on a muley buck last fall at 64 yds with iron sights from my OM 44 flat top using a 250 gr cast HP as he walked straight towards me. Found the bullet up against his left hip bone. Your gun is far superior to mine.

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#189723 - 02/13/18 07:00 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: sixshot]
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
That 14" 44 magnum with the right load & scope will handle the animals you mention quite easily out to 150 yds or so if you are up to the task. You might think about a compact variable scope so you are covered both ways, close & long distance.
The 10 grs of Unique that Gregg mentioned worked great for me on a muley buck last fall at 64 yds with iron sights from my OM 44 flat top using a 250 gr cast HP as he walked straight towards me. Found the bullet up against his left hip bone. Your gun is far superior to mine.

Dick


Awesome!

I'm wondering what I'm going to do. The red dot I'm using has a dot way to big for accurate shooting past 50 yards. Groups are doubling ever 25 yards. It is a very large dot. Can't find the paper work on it cause it's so old, but it's at least 6 moa.

I like the red dot concept, but it's not going to allow me to take full advantage of the handgun.

I'm going to look around and see what I can find.

Does any one have any other suggestions?
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#189724 - 02/13/18 07:13 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: Steve in PA]
big spruce
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 Originally Posted By: Steve in PA


I put Bushnell 2-6x scopes on all my scoped handguns, including this 14" .44 Magnum.

Shoots wonderful groups at 100 yards using the standard 24.0gr of H110 and 240gr XTP bullets.


Yup I have the exact same thing. I'm leaning towards a scope to take full advantage of the handgun.
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#189727 - 02/13/18 08:16 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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Look at the Ultra Dot Match Dot, it has a 2MOA setting

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#189729 - 02/13/18 08:46 PM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: racksmasher1]
big spruce
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 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
Look at the Ultra Dot Match Dot, it has a 2MOA setting


Yup , looks like it could work
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#189730 - 02/14/18 06:12 AM Re: T/C Contender Super 14 [Re: big spruce]
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 Originally Posted By: big spruce
 Originally Posted By: sixshot
That 14" 44 magnum with the right load & scope will handle the animals you mention quite easily out to 150 yds or so if you are up to the task. You might think about a compact variable scope so you are covered both ways, close & long distance.
The 10 grs of Unique that Gregg mentioned worked great for me on a muley buck last fall at 64 yds with iron sights from my OM 44 flat top using a 250 gr cast HP as he walked straight towards me. Found the bullet up against his left hip bone. Your gun is far superior to mine.

Dick


Awesome!

I'm wondering what I'm going to do. The red dot I'm using has a dot way to big for accurate shooting past 50 yards. Groups are doubling ever 25 yards. It is a very large dot. Can't find the paper work on it cause it's so old, but it's at least 6 moa.

I like the red dot concept, but it's not going to allow me to take full advantage of the handgun.

I'm going to look around and see what I can find.

Does any one have any other suggestions?
I am a person that had a lot of trouble with red dots at first. What I learned was if I used the right target size for the distance I was shooting I could really tighten the groups. Just a for instance, if I used a 6" dot and wanted to shoot a 100 yds I should use an 8" bull. The trigger release should be when I see an equal ring of bullseye around the red dot. I hope this helps.

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