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.44 Mag/200XTP & 800X

RCrosbyRCrosby Member Posts: 3,797 ✭✭✭
For the last 40 years or so my .44 Mags have seen nothing but 240 grain hard cast and occasionally jacketed 240 grain pills backed by 2400. Initially 21 grains, more recently backed off to give me approx. 1,000 fps. More than enough for my purposes.
Recently I found several boxes of 200 grain XTP's and a can of 800X.
Still looking for data with that combo.
Interested in anyones experience, especially at modest velocity.
I have no interest in pushing 1,300 - 1,400 and up, etc.
Thanks,
Rob

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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/

    They have a max load listed for 800X and 200 grain jacketed bullets.
  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,967 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've been using 800X with Nosler 200 JHP good results in that 1000fps range. I'm confident enough to carry that load while hiking the Colorado mountains. Squirrels, groundhogs, and one really dumb coyote are convinced it's OK.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From the Lyman 49th Edition 4" barrel
    200 gr jacketed HP Hor XTP with 800X CCI 300 Rem cases
    starting 12.0 gr 861 fps 20,200 CUP; MAX 14.9 gr 1239 FPS 36,100 CUP

    210 grain Jacketed Win Silvertip CCI 300 Rem cases
    Starting 13.2 gr 1091 fps 27,900 CUP; MAX 14.7 GR 1235 FPS 37,000 CUP
  • RCrosbyRCrosby Member Posts: 3,797 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like about 13 might be a good place to start. After confirming the numbers I'll give it a try and report back on accuracy and velocity.
    Thanks, all!
    Rob
  • RCrosbyRCrosby Member Posts: 3,797 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Loaded 8 rounds at 13 grains to see "wha hoppen".
    Nice, but have to knock it down a peg.
    2 rounds for general velocity range registered 1,306 and 1,315.
    Accuracy was decent; 6 quick shots at 50 feet in a shade over 1 1/4".
    Think I'll try 11 grains next and see where that puts me.
    Rob
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