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I went to the range on Sunday morning with some reloads that I'd not ever tried. 2 different loads of 300 gr cast bullets, (10 each) , 1 was loaded with 296 and the other had some H4227 on board. I had 10 each of a 270gr cast Keith bullet loaded with both powders and 10 255gr SWC with some H4227 behind them.

I touched off the first round at about 7:15. It was one of the 300s and that Ruger stood right straight up! The inside if my palm was numb and my wrist tingling. Of course my Mama didn't raise no Einstein kids, so I got settled again,eared back that hammer and JERKED THE CRAP OUT OF THAT TRIGGER!!! HEll, I'm not sure where that bullet impacted,but it sure wasn't on the target,which was only about 35 yds in front of me!
After cussing myself for a little bit for being a wimp I went ahead and shot the other 3 that were loaded in the cylinder. I did check to make sure that the bullets weren't jumping the crimps,which they weren't. I got a decent group from these 4 rounds,around 2 1/2 inches.

I got out my 22 Single Six and played with steel plates while I was letting my fl,fl,fl,flinch settle down and then tried some of the 270s.I managed to keep them all on the paper. More 22 shooting then repeat the torture. When my morning was over, I'd shot all of them and wasn't flinching too bad.

I've decided that those 300gr jobs are just at my limits. I think they're running around 1100 fps. Recoil is managable but pretty stout. I did fail to mention that all of these were shot from sand bags and not from a stand up position. Recoil may not have been so bad if I'd had shot it standing up but I was just checking for accuracy with different loads. Leading was minimal and easily pushed out when cleaning.

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20 grains of 4227 behind a 300 grain XTP is my hunting load in a Super Redhawk .44 Mag.

Getting that thing zeroed is no fun at all - but the first shot when you're hunting is no sweat.... seeing that monster 10-pointer makes you forget that the thing is gonna kick. Better pu him down on the fiorst shot, though.... after the first shot, you remember that it's gonna pound the dickens out of you.

I don't know how you're set up, but Hogue grips made it a little easier to handle for me.
 

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Pachmeyer grips on it right now. I'm going to put the regular plowhandles back on it so it'll roll a little better in my hand. Those rubber grips wouldn't let it roll,it just kinda stuck. We'll see this weekend.

We all hope it won't take more than one shot and I pray that's how it'll work out for me. I'm planning on a self imposed range limit of no more than 50 yds. If it stay outside of that i'll just watch tilit turns its back,then the 243 will come out and play!

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The decelerator grips will help, plus get some bike gloves from your sports gear store. Sight in with 44 sp 240 g hard cast bullets loaded warm. Use mag primers with the powders you mentioned. To me a 240g is all I need in the lower 48.
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240's are OK, but I have had much better luck with 305 grain hard cast to knock down 300+ pound pigs. My load formula is:

BULLET: Black Hills 305 grain Hard cast
POWDER: Hogdon H110 24.5 grains
PRIMER: CCI Magnum
CRIMP: medium

I would restrict this load to Rugers only.

You can reach out to 75/80 yards but there's a big drop after about 60 yards. I try to restrict my shots to less than 60 yards if at all possible.
 

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I have two 44 magnums that I hunt with, a Ruger Super Redhawk and a TC Contender with 14 inch barrel. My white tail hunting load is a Hornady 300 over 13 gr. of Accurate #5. I have never lost a deer with this load. Most of my shots are between 50 and 100 yards. The TC is a little better at the 100 yd. mark.
 

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Re: re: Limits...I found mine, I think

Rangersr71 said:
I have two 44 magnums that I hunt with, a Ruger Super Redhawk and a TC Contender with 14 inch barrel. My white tail hunting load is a Hornady 300 over 13 gr. of Accurate #5. I have never lost a deer with this load. Most of my shots are between 50 and 100 yards. The TC is a little better at the 100 yd. mark.
Tbat 14" barrel will do it ervery time.
 
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