Favorite powder for .357 & .44 mag?

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  1. TexasRedneck

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    Havin' picked up a sweet li'l target 686 race gun, an' already havin' a .44 mag, looks like it's time fer me ta git into reloadin' for the mag loads - so anyone have a favored powder that'll meter well, burn clean, work for both rounds and is usually pretty available?
     


  2. Texas1911

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  3. TexasRedneck

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  4. Texas42

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    If only you knew what powders to use. :gotme:
     
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  6. TexasRedneck

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  8. TexasRedneck

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  9. robocop10mm

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    To get this thread back on track... For high velocity Magnum loads in either caliber I use Winchester 296. H-110 is good too. For either, a Mag primer is recommended as is a heavy roll crimp.

    296 is a pretty cool powder. Extreme velocity and reduced pressures. Caution to not reduce the loads with 296. There is generally a single load listed, not a starting/max load.
     
  10. TexasRedneck

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    Thanks, Robo....although I'll confess to liking to play with powder charges, so the 296 may not be the way I wanna go... Mag primer is a given in my mind when I'm working on mag loads - nice thing is, there's 5-6k of 'em on my shelf. ;)
     

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