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44 mag

44 mag
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:13:49 PM »
I'm at it again, loading a obsolete bullet. 300gr. Speer Unicore has been discontinued and I loaded 25 with 65 remaining. The bullet is listed in Speer manual #14 but not in#15.  I used 296 powder for my nickel plated S&W model 29.   :)

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Re: 44 mag
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 03:00:49 PM »
I believe Elmer Keith would be proud of you!
What do you plan to use it for?
Mike

Re: 44 mag
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 03:45:57 PM »
After I establish accuracy, I'll use them on 50yd or closer in hogs. :)

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Re: 44 mag
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 04:43:50 PM »
Perfect, should work good
I have taken several whitetails with 44, and 240 grain HP Hornady's
I have a Ruger Super Red Hawk, with a 2 power Leupold
Mike

Re: 44 mag
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 04:54:02 PM »
I have taken deer with a Colt 45  and took a 200lb. + or-  charging hog at 3 feet with 250gr hard cast bullets out of my 41 mag.  I had brains and bone on my boots!  I was on auto pilot when that revolver appeared in my hand and unloaded itself into the top of  the hog's head.   :)

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Re: 44 mag
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 06:37:21 PM »
Wow, those hogs can get mean the way it sounds!
Someone else said they shot one and had to get it before the others started eating it.
That's worse than wolves.
Mike

Re: 44 mag
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 07:04:51 AM »
 Unpredictable and fairly tough to kill, too!  The tough part to me is all the biting bugs when you're trying to hunt them here. My plan with that hog was to load my rifle when I got up in the tree stand.  :)

Re: 44 mag
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 07:14:56 PM »
I've never used those Speer bullets in my .44 but I've had really good luck with the Hornady 240 grain XTP bullets.  I shot two white-tailed bucks with it and both were one shot kills. 
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

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Re: 44 mag
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 07:14:35 AM »
Unpredictable and fairly tough to kill, too!  The tough part to me is all the biting bugs when you're trying to hunt them here. My plan with that hog was to load my rifle when I got up in the tree stand.  :)
Say Bad, for the last 10+ years I've worn mosquito proof bug suits whenever the biting bugs were bad during the spring turkey seasons and the summer hog hunts and they're worked real well. I'm not recommending these in particular, but just as an example: Good luck in January.
 https://www.cabelas.com/product/clothing/mens-hunting-clothing/mens-specialty-clothing/mens-hunting-bugproof-clothing/pc/104797080/c/104748480/sc/104590080/i/103952880/cabelas-mens-classic-bug-suit-ii/1152359.uts?slotId=1
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Re: 44 mag
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 08:27:43 AM »
I've never used those Speer bullets in my .44 but I've had really good luck with the Hornady 240 grain XTP bullets.  I shot two white-tailed bucks with it and both were one shot kills.
  I have used the 300gr XTP in a 44 mag Taurus I recently sold on paper and was happy with accuracy. I just had the  300gr. Speer on hand and loaded them up.  Danno, good idea except the bug suits are pretty warm and visibility is restricted in any rain.  I've had good luck with Therma-Cells. It can be well into the 80's here in "winter" and rain is always in the forecast. It is a jungle!   ;D
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