I stopped at 8.0g as it got me where I wanted to be with this powder. However, like most pistol cartridges, the .44 Magnum “wakes up” out of a carbine length rifle barrel. Accuracy was good at 25 yds., sub 2" groups from a rest. I see nothing wrong with using it. 22 grains of Accurate XMP 5744 with a 240gr swc is an accurate and very comfortable load to shoot. I've loaded my .44s from 120 gr. Now that I got my bottle of Red Dot, I'll switch to that for my 200 gr light loads. I use full length 44 Mag cases, since I don't like the ring that gets left in the cylinders from the shorter 44 Special shells. Tightgroup also works well and is pretty consistent in the large magnum case. Red Dot 929 fps 1 7/8 ” 8.0 gr. Load 10.0 gr. GONRA recognizes 296 Ball Powder / Magnum Large Pistol primers is "the OFFICIAL Way To Go" with .44 mag, .44 Auto Mag, .45 Win Mag, etc. balls over a dusting of Bullseye to 310 gr ingots over near max loads of WC820. If you are happy, that's great, but no validation here. Powder charges used in the .44 Special case seldom require magnum primers, although they are frequently recommended with ball or spherical powders. Red dot and 250 grain bullets in a 44 mag? I use Unique with both the 240 SWC's and with the 180 grain jacketed bullets. A forum community dedicated to Ruger firearm owners and enthusiasts. Last year when I started reloading, powder was hard to obtain. These are essentially 100 yard rifles and a good red dot sight should suffice, assuming the hunter has 20/20 vision (corrected or otherwise). Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! The powder drops straight into the cavity and is sheared by the rotation. Also, Universal does a great job in 45 acp, 38 spec., 9mm. With Red Dot being a old powder (it has been cleaned up from the original formula) there is very little data in new reloading data books. Unique under a 250 LSWC and you should be satisfied (if not, go to a .454 Mag. In .38 Special I load 4 grs. The Best Red Dot Sight for .44 Magnum Revolvers Conclusion. Get a copy of their booklet and check this powder out. with a flush seated 148HBWC. I have an Ultra-dot on my S&W 500MAG. These are essentially 100 yard rifles and a good red dot sight should suffice, assuming the hunter has 20/20 vision (corrected or otherwise). Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting, You tap the powder measure base with the same force with each throw. Lots of good powders out there. If you are experiencing difficulties posting in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforums of TFL, please read the "sticky" announcement threads at the top of the applicable subforum. I also use it for 12 gauge Skeet and Trap loads. It can be used like Titigroup, Red Dot and Unique for target loads but seems to have a more versatile upper end. My favorite load uses Hodgdons Clays. lead bulet. Note that the 7.0g load ES was 45fps, but with the 7.5g load the ES dropped to 23fps. If I were reloading for my magnums using H110 and I went over the manuals' recommendations, I'll be in trouble just as if I were loading Red Dot and went over manual recommendations... K.I.S.S. I've looked around for a master list of powders by burn rate, and haven't seen one. This email contact address is not an "Ask the Firearms Expert" service. NC Ruger, With your 180 gr JHPs, try 8 gr of Unique for about 1000 fps. 7.0 gr. When the .44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44 Magnum hand-loads. Max. Lots of rounds fired and no problems. As clean-burning as PB is in a shotshell, it is borderline filthy and smoky in a handgun round unless you load it heavy. Red Dot is a great powder for cast bullet target loads. Been waiting to finish up the remaining blue dot in .357. Cleans up with #9 soaked patches. 7.5g was fine too. It may be the best of all. Yes, Green Dot does work well too. So I finally snuck out to the range to test out some lighter powder puff 44 mag loads that I plan to use for indoor/winter shooting since we can't shoot jacketed or magnum rounds indoors. Green Dot is a bit slower than Bullseye or Red Dot. bullet with the 8gr of Unique. IE: .44 Spl performance. hard cast out of a Lyman mold. mouse phart loads basically. Most of the loads provided by Alliant use old data with crusher testing methods. I never thought it necessary to try any other combo. Green dot works about the same IME with my .357 and .41 and I'd imagine similar results with.44 mag as well. It is about as slow as I'm comfortable going in 44 Mag-I know some folks use Bullseye, Titegroup, Red Dot, and the like successfully, but I don't like them in Magnum calibers. This five-shot group was fired at 25 yards from .44 Special cases loaded with 200-grain wadcutters and Unique. 2400 and 296/H110 are of course the classic choices. I think those loads that you mention would be PERFECT for that SBH, and I just happen to have some of those very Speer LSWC bullets! .... Newbi to Ruger, but have been reloading for a 44mag S&W for several years. 296 will generally give you higher velocities, while 2400 is a bit more forgiving about downloading. Average Joe, I agree with using published loads only I would recommend using the latest reloading manuals. Its kernels are round and flat and contain some flakes dyed red to identify the powder. 44 Russian (Cowboy Action) 44 S&W Special (Cowboy Action) 44 … Super accurate out of my 4 5/8" Super Blackhawk. From a 4" Redhawk it gave me 920 fps. Would like to know if any one has had experience working up Red Dot … While this powder is supposed to be ideal for 9mm, .45 ACP and .38 Special, I was in the process of developing a .44 Special load using Oregon Trail’s Lasercast 240-grainers for my Ruger GP100, with the Smith & Wesson 629 in there so I could compare speed from a … Dunno nothin about 44 mag, but ramshot brags about their Enforcer powder for magnum hot loads. You could precisely target more deer with the aid of a GP 100 that comes with a ProPoint. Marked as a nice accurate load. Alliant Powder Reload Recipes ← Back. The good news is ... chamber pressures run quite a bit higher than a 45 Colt so you can use harder bullets. The newer manuals have loads that have been pressure tested with modern piezo transducers. In fact, it is my 'current' goto powder in both .357 and .45 Colt. A military-surplus powder produced by Hercules during the war for the .30 Carbine called H240 was a bit quicker burning than 2400, but it delivered higher velocities and burned cleaner. of Red Dot and standard primers. The Lispy's .44 special is scary accurate with 7.0 of Unique but if I can get equal accuracy with a bit less red dot it would simplify things. Anyone care to recommend a load of Red Dot for 1000 fps 200 grain lead RNFP. 8gr. For a long time I played with "fast" powders, lots of Bullseye and W231, but no Red Dot in magnum loads. Recipe. Typically, the red dot sight is quite faster to utilize as compared to a .44 Magnum scope. 45 Auto. Some of the larger granule powders don't flow well around powder measure baffles. I've reloaded everything from 123 gr. I am happy it is working for you, but your powder choice is too fast for conventional wisdom. This is a personal favorite of author Max Prasac for hunting revolver and target-shooting applications. or .460). He likely has a 44 mag. I am not casting 200 gr out of a 6 cavity lee mold, not sizing them, ahead of 6 grs of unique. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type BTW, I consider 900+fps as medium loads regardless of caliber. Lyman 50th has a min of 13.4gr and a max of 14.9gr of Blue Dot for what they call a 240gr "Jacketed HC" bullet in 44 Magnum, and a min of 14.4gr and a max of 16.0gr of Blue Dot for a 240gr "Jacketed HP" bullet in the same caliber. As long as you keep it on the light end of the magnum loads, you'll be ok. A light amount of Red Dot and 200-grain bullets make mild-recoiling loads for a .44 Magnum revolver. Drop that to 8.0 or 9.0 for some upper range .44 Special loads (check your manuals of course). Besides, they only show loads using their own powders (Winchester and Alliant), which isn't bad if it's free. I'd go a lot slower on the powder for .357, start with maybe Blue Dot. Using 180g bullets. I have been using trail boss at 4.9g, but it has resulted in inconsistent rounds. That's not a "moderate" load in a magnum revolver, that's a "modest" load. When the .44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44 Magnum hand-loads. Unique (light) and 2400 (hot) has always been my powders for reloading .44, .357, and .45 . I found some in a hurry. The bullets are 250 gr. I have well over 2000 rounds on that one red-dot. If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. 16,558 Posts #12 • Dec 18, 2008. razadp, Red Dot powder isn't a very good application for light target loads with bullets that are "light for caliber". If you still feel you are qualified to post in those subforums, please contact "Shane Tuttle" (the mod for that portion of TFL) via Private Message for assistance. The new pressure data is stated in psi. Light loads get Trailboss, because I can easily see the charge, and there is not much chance of position sensitivity. I shoot many rounds in the course of a year and have found my medium loads to be just fine using the powders mentioned. You will get far superior load results using Power Pistol or at least Unique for the 38 loads and 2400 for your magnum loads. mikd & rclark .... You have stated what I found to be sound advice. Under 230 gr. I found that 6.5 of red dot gave the same accuracy with a bit less powder. This email link is to reach site administrators for assistance, if you cannot access TFL via other means. I liked 8.0g Red Dot when I was testing it under a 240g SWC. With the Lee powder measures without removable baffles, the AutoDrum is the least constricted for me. With some powders they are positively detrimental to consistency and accuracy, but my experience with the .44 Magnum and now the .41 shows a velocity gain with the magnum primers and H-110. I've used a lot of Bullseye, W231, Red Dot, Trail Boss, and Unique in the light loads. IMR Red is similar in burn rate to Red Dot. Red Dot powder has been a good choice for low-velocity handgun loads for decades. A military-surplus powder produced by Hercules during the war for the .30 Carbine called H240 was a bit quicker burning than 2400, but it delivered higher velocities and burned cleaner. For a long time I played with "fast" powders, lots of Bullseye and W231, but no Red Dot in magnum loads. My favorites are Speer #14 and Hornady 7th Ed. My gun club buys powder wholesale add 5% and sells it to us.. they had Red Dot 8lb kegs for $105.00 out the door, so I got 2 kegs. razadp, Red Dot powder isn't a very good application for light target loads with bullets that are "light for caliber". And Lyman and Hornady don't have anything listed at all for 44 Special using Herco powder. I also have a millet on a Super Redhawk 44 MAG and one on my Super Redhawk 454 Casull. Red Dot is a double-based powder of about 20 percent nitroglycerine content. Should be a dandy. I have found a hack to dispense Red Dot & Unique very consistently. Lee tumble lubed SWC cast from WW's coated with Lee liquid alox, unsized. I really like the idea of using published data, and I really like Hodgdon for providing it free! That means the throats are right at .429" .... too tight for lead bullets. Google is your friend. Hodgdon's Universal, HP6, HP7 and HP38 are good powders for this cartridge. That means you will likely have powder flakes blown into the bore that didn't ignite. When you hit 1200fps your starting into Magnum territory. Accuracy was about the same, so if velocity is paramount use H-110 and magnum primers. Looking for a lower limit load data for red dot in 44 special. You could double or triple charge with this load and not notice. Yesterday I shot a dozen of my own .44 Mag Light loads. For several years I used the M624 in IPSC-type matches, and my ammo was all powered by Red Dot. Developed as a big-bore revolver cartridge in the 1950s, the .44 Magnum quickly grew to widespread adoption. I use blue dot to reload magnum shotshells. T-Rex killers over heavy W820 loads, all in magnum brass. I got a jug of that during the 2009 component shortage for .357 loading (couldn't find blue dot anywhere), but haven't cracked the seal yet. But I use Blue Dot Powder / Winchester Large Pistol Primers in these calibers and am very satisfied. Light loads maybe, but medium, not so much. Marlin 1894, Henry Big Boy, etc. View the SDS Accurate now has reintroduced XMP-5744, a slow burning, bulky powder and is good in magnum pistol loads. 8.0g ES was 24fps. I've tested it in .32H&R Mag, .357, .44 Special, .44Mag and .45 Colt. I've used fast powders in my Magnums and just stayed with the recommended data from my reloading manuals. 45 Colt. I use AA#7, BE-86, and A2400 when not loading full tilt. For year my walking around load in .44 mag , was a Kieth over 7.0 of 700x as reccomended in an article by Mike Venturino. Principal Purpose: Light and standard 12 ga. target loads Secondary Uses: Handgun loads Remarks: The number one premium clay target powder, now 50 percent cleaner. A red dot sight might be fine on a pistol caliber carbine, such as a .327 Mag., .357 Mag., or .44 Mag. This is a max load,use caution. Speer - 200 gr magnum hollow point - 6.5-7.5 grains powder That's all it lists for 200gr bullets, unfortunately. Neither one is a good .44 Mag powder for other then light to mid-range plinking loads. That's what I recall too. I don't see why it wouldn't work. While it worked fine in .32H&R Mag, I didn't like how it metered in my powder measure, so moved on to 'finer' grained powders that meter much better in small quantities like True Blue, AA#2, AA#5, etc. Canister Sizes: View All Red Dot ® Recipes. I haven't played with Red Dot in the 44Mag, but I have experimented with it in 44 Special for my Charter Arms Bulldog, practice loads. Almost 1300 fps for the 44 mag 240 gr swc. for that cartridge. JavaScript is disabled. If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. You tap the powder measure base with the same force with each throw. That is one of the very fastest burning powders and will produce a pressure peak and sharp recoil if pushed too hard. A database of .44 Remington Magnum handloads. 8.8g Red Dot under 240g SWC (around 34K psi). I know he has a 357 mag. I can't claim its an ideal load at all, but it was notably lighter than Magtech 240 gr. Like others, I feel that Red Dot and Promo are way too fast for heavy bullets at moderate velocities in .44 mag. It is listed on the Hodgdon site, and is very soft and accurate. I do like Single Actions (without scopes!) http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Index.htm, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Does anyone have one they could post? YMMV of course, but that was my experience. The writer said his blue dot recipe is the cleanest load he has and it is great for deer hunting. I shoot 15 rounds as the sample number per load. 38 Special +P. Magnum. 5.0 grains of Red Dot make an easy-recoiling load for the .44 Special. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I have been using these bullets with 6 gr. I like the sound of that 180gr. I've also gone as low as 4 gr for powder puff loads, it's been a very forgiving powder IME. During the powder shortages, we all grasped at straws for fear we would run out of our favorites. Using 180g bullets. balls, single loaded over a bit of W231 to 300 gr. I load 5 gr. ... **Please read the request of the OP - all he has is excess red dot and green dot he wants to get rid of. with a 150-160 gr. This powder was made to order for the .44 Magnum and may even be a little better than H110; time will tell as it seems to offer a little more muzzle velocity with a little less pressure. But started using Trail Boss in .45 and really like it, so will be loading my .45 'normal' loads with it for the forseeable future. The easy way to determine old from new is when pressures are stated in CUP, it is old crusher method data. as a full-charge load with a 160-gr. Do you own research. 231 meters better than Unique and gives much more consistent loads if you use a powder measure. With Red Dot as with Bullseye, be very careful not to double charge a case. I've not tried Green Dot in any of my handguns but other shotgun powders work well. In the .44 Mag I run some tests with Red Dot. It is recommended to go for a red dot sight with your gun particularly when hogs are involved when using it. Also, Accurate's #2 and #5 work well. In the .357 Magnum you can use 5 grains as a starting load up to about 6.5 grs. The 44 Magnum is my most favorite reloadable cartridge. 44 Rem. I've been running 8-8.2 gr of green dot with 210-220 gr bullets in my .41 mag for over 30 years with great results. Lately I've been using Titewad powder as it is fluffier and dispenses more consistently than Alliant flake powders. Cowboy slug or 3 grs. Yep, there may be "better", more suitable powders for big bores, but as long as one stays with book loads from their manuals, they're OK. Red Dot isn't a handgun powder; no doubt that's why you cant find a load recipe. First, the factory does a good job of optimizing the guns for jacketed bullets. Red-dot sights offer no magnification but superimpose a red, lighted dot over your intended target. My .38 powder is Bullseye, slower than Red Dot, but still really fast and dense. I've used a lot of Promo in .38 Specials and .45 Colt, and some in .357 Magnums. balls over a dusting of Bullseye to 310 gr ingots over near max loads of WC820. I … That ain't the case any more. 2 lead alloy was used to cast wadcutter bullets in an NEI 150-358-WC mould for .38 Special and .357 Magnum loads. Although I have not loaded it in the .41 magnum, your suggested load of 5.5 gr. I will ask him if he has any 44 mag recipes. In the .357, I was going for about 900 or so FPS. Trying to work up mild load. I have been loading target loads for my .44 Magnum using cast bullets. A neighbor of mine will buy enough to load a few boxes of ammo. Universal has been very useful. Universal is also very clean. I have been using trail boss at 4.9g, but it has resulted in inconsistent rounds. The .430 bullets pass through its throats easier than they do through the custom 44 Special that I have that was "made to use .430 bullets." Okay for light loads in .38. I won't list it here because it violates one of the rules of safe reloading; it is a tiny charge in a large case. they are accurate, and I have no problems with them. They chronographed out last summer at about 900 fps. I find by doing so I can keep the charges at the exact charge within 0.1 grain by doing so. I don't know what the difference is between the two bullets. I was taught to respect my elders .... problem is, I'm having a hard time finding them.​. I bought a new SBH in stainless that HAS to have .430 throats. A lot of "I wouldn't use it in anything but powder puff loads". Choosing a red dot for it is tricky, so make sure you look at models that can take the recoil and power of a .44 Magnum. I have been through a few pounds of unique 7 grains at a time behind a 240-250 swc. I have found a hack to dispense Red Dot & Unique very consistently. I've reloaded everything from 123 gr. So I recommend the Ultra-Dot and the Millet. I'm new here, little longer on the "other" ruger board. Low recoil and bark. With the mild load of 6.0 grains of Red Dot powder and the Speer 240-grain swaged lead bullet, velocity spread was only about 15 fps between cartridges with no crimp to a heavy crimp. .44 Magnum Scope vs Red Dot Sight. 200 grain lead flat nose, 10 grains Blue Dot. from the gallery, I have 4 of the beasts, 3 vaqueros and one om sbh. Some of my "funnest" and most accurate loads were 44 Special loads right out of the manual in my Magnum brass. Relatively hard Lyman No. I use 2400 mostly, myself, and AA#9 is a modern powder that works really well. If you want Magnum power you have to use Magnum powder. You tap the powder measure base with the same force with each throw. The velocity from shot-to-shot will be erratic because of irregular ignition. Improved Red Dot is cleaner burning. I've had good luck with 7.1 grains of Winchester 231, Winchester LP primers and 240 LSWC's. (I say a lot, I haven't finished my first 8 pounder yet) It's a good powder. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Can't find a lot on this. Yesterday I shot a dozen of my own .44 Mag Light loads. Go to the Alliant site and study the different powders to see what they are making that is specially designed for your particular load. Under the same bullet in the .45 Colt. Many different guns, most liked it very well. A red dot sight might be fine on a pistol caliber carbine, such as a .327 Mag., .357 Mag., or .44 Mag. Hunting Revolvers: Are Red-Dot Sights the Answer? Clays is my favorite powder for almost every handgun round from .38 Special to .44 magnum and .45ACP but PB and Titegroup work, too. The manuals do list a few loads with 240 gr lead bullets but I couldn't find anything for 200 gr bullets. Marlin 1894, Henry Big Boy, etc. 1995 Aliant shows 8.8 Red Dot for a 250 gas check lead at 1175 ps. The 44 Magnum is my most favorite reloadable cartridge. Shooting lead bullets in a 44 Mag is quite a challenge. Red Dot: Select A Caliber or Gauge Below To View Recipes. Many of Alliant's loads are way too hot. Still, if it's working for you and you are happy with the results, who are we to say. I find by doing so I can keep the charges at the exact charge within 0.1 grain by doing so. Not a bad powder at all to use with light/medium loads. Find out why. But if you want the highest velocity just go with a full load of a slower magnum powder & don't worry about "wasted powder", & … Typically with fast burning powders like Red Dot, light bullets tend to be pushed out of the case before the powder gets good ignition. Anybody got loads for 44 mag -Red Dot Powder-250 Cast? The .44 Magnum is a hand cannon that’s also a literal blast to shoot. 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