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Need light accurate, 44 Special handloads.
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edited January 2016 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
Haven't loaded this caliber for years but did some 185 grainers with Unique recently that were awful.
I would try the starting loads with faster powders like 231 or Bullseye. Make sure your cast bullet bases are clean, free of bullet lube. And really pay attention to charging as you could easily double charge and it's hard to spot with the visual inspection of the charged loading block.
I have had NO LUCK with lead bullets, no matter what the weight, can't hold a 4" X 6" target at 50 ft. with various powder types. However, had great performance with 180 gr. Jacketed HP bullets and IMR-4227, 16 grains, holds 3" group of the bench at 50 ft. (I know that's not great, but it's not a target gun)
Starting load is 15.1 grains, max. is 16.8 grains.
May just be my gun, but the bullet type seems to be more important then the powder type and weight. I'm still learning with this gun and reloads.