As can be seen in the accompanying chart, it took a grain more behind the 240-grain Sierra bullet to reach velocities comparable to those produced by W296 for the .44 Magnum. Over the years I have played with Unique, 2400, Lil' Gun and H110/W296. The .44 Magnum has all the inherent accuracy of its parent .44 Special. Top. But ambient temperature during my chronograph session was 82 degrees. Principal Purpose: Magnum handgun loads Secondary Uses: .22 Hornet and 218 Bee Remarks: Legendary for its performance in .44 Mag and other magnum pistol loads. If the guy who wrote that nasty letter about three decades ago is still capable of reading small print and has a copy of Hodgdon's latest Annual Manual, he may see that listed charge weights, velocities and pressures for the two powders are identical. Don't whimp out on us! Now, my problem is, accurate charts don't list Nosler bullets on their site and Nosler doesn't list accurate powders on theirs. 44 loads globemountain: I agree with JJHACK here. Wyoming Game & Fish Department, State Agency: *Most Accurate Load C Compressed Load 1. Frank and Tony from Gallery of Guns spice up the Glock test using their non-dominant hands. Just as with most .44 Magnum levergun loads my powders of choice for full-house loads are #2400, H110 and WW296. Nevada Department of Wildlife, State Agency: Hornady Leverevolution 225gr. Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, State Agency: In fact this bullet is so accurate it was my choice for long-range silhouetting back in the 1980s and ’90s. New York Department of Environmental Conservation, State Agency: The Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Remington Magnum has always been a favorite revolver for sport and pleasure.Filled with .44 Magnum cartridges, it is ready for target practice or hunting. 429421. Following the release of the AR9 PCC, a 9mm AR-style Pistol Caliber Carbine designed by CK Arms, MPA has launched the DS9 Hybrid series of double-stack... Prize package includes: SIG SAUER P365, 1791 Gunleather’s Ultra Custom Holster and COMPACT pocket-sized PepperBall launcher. This was, and continues to be, a most excellent and powerful load. if the forcing cone is a little deep or raw in you Abilene, the longer wheelbase may shoot tighter. Unique loads for 44 magnum looking for a window using Unique and a 265 gr Keith style boolit thanks ... but MAG loads are full house all the way, baby!!!!! The result is an even-easier and faster handling big bore carbine. 44 Remington Magnum Powder Minimum Maximum Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) A-No .7 13.8 1207 15.3 1337 True Blue 10.4 1144 11.6 1248 Blue Dot 12.2 1206 … His favorite load was 7.5 grains of Unique and bullets cast in a Lyman No. of Unique with a 250 LSWC, but it was not the best in accuracy in my guns, and most of my .44 Magnum loads … I do load up some 300gr XTP Mag loads for hogs also. First, the .327 can be very accurate; however, many loads – including some factory loads – have very high extreme velocity spreads and only offer mediocre accuracy. All Reloader Gear. We look at the futuristic .450 Bushmaster and how it compares to the tried and true .45-70. The .44 Magnum is a powerful revolver cartridge. for the 429-421 and the RCBS clone, 8.5 - 10 grains has been the range I have used, but the 8.5 grain load was more accurate for me and was the load I used the most. I have used 10.0 gr. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! It can also be used effectively in rifle cartridges, like the 30-06, so it's a good one to have for the magnum pistol loads and for rifle. A heavy crimp is necessary not only for aiding in starting the burning process but also for keeping the cartridges from being pushed down into the case while riding in the magazine. Then there is the matter of primer suitability. The SAAMI specs call for … Ok, I used to load with accurate #7 using hornady xtp 240 gr jhp. Like W296/H110, it is a double-base spherical propellant made at St. Marks. Thanks in advance mcb. The containers of Accurate 4100 and Ramshot Enforcer have different exterior appearances, but according to my contact at Western Powders, they contain the same powder. However, I’ve never had any problems with the M336 action and .44 Magnum cartridges. Two additional grains behind the 300-grain Swift A-Frame produced about 100 fps higher velocities than W296 in the two shorter barrels, but velocity was a bit lower in the 20-inch barrel. For 240- and 300-grain jacketed bullets, the latest Hodgdon Annual Manual shows only 1.0-grain difference between starting and maximum charges of W296/H110. The single best powder for full .44 loads is WW296/H110 or other surplus equivalent. I picked up a pound yesterday for a reasonable price. fordwannabe Advanced Levergunner … i think my … I still get best accuracy with jacketed over plated, but they’re still pretty good. Hodgdon, says load data for IMR 4227 and H4227 are interchangeable, but as it goes with different manufacturing lots of any powder, maximum loads may or may not be the same. Keith Feeley of Tactical Solutions sat down with Michael Bane at SHOT Show 2018 to talk about the new X-Ring Takedown SBR .22LR rifle. For maximum velocity in .44 Mag ammo reloads, slow-burning powders are recommended. Mag primer.44 Mag case Sierra 240 JHC 22.5-24/H110 or 296 Mag primer.44 Mag case. Of course, representatives from both companies did not give him the answer he was searching for. The 4.5 grain load is accurate in several revolvers. No muzzle flash was observed from either of those two powders when shot in the longer barrels. Most hand-loaders who use W296/H110 know that a magnum primer is recommended for uniform ignition. The .44 Special is based on the black-powder .44 Russian case that earned a superb accuracy reputation in domestic and international target competition. Steve I find TightGroup equal to Bullseye, These loads are TightGroup in Special brass in a 5 1/2 inch 629 with 429421. I prefer to use Bullseye or Red Dot with 200 gr cast bullets in the 44 magnum for velocities in the 800 - 1000 fps range. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type From left to right: 9mm,.45 ACP,.357,.44 Magnum (Dan Z for TTAG) California Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: His is a Lyman 429421 Keith bullet over a load of 2400: he had to do some 'sperimentin' as he found best accuracy within a window of only about 1/2 gr in his gun, somewhere about 1/2 to 1 gr below the Alliant book max, if memory serves. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, State Agency: I would love to have them back now! They refused to comment simply because in those days they were competitors. This includes the Marlin 1894 and 336, Winchester 1894, Rossi and Browning Model 92s, and the Henry Big Boy. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, State Agency: Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. 44 Special cases will give lower velocity spreads than magnum cases with light loads. It handles all 2-1/2-inch, ½-oz. 23 grains over a WLP primer for range shooting and 23.6 for the woods. That was back in the days when people wrote letters, and a reader took me to task for my statement. Post subject: Re: Favorite Accuracy Loads for .44 Mag. IMR 4227 and H4227 rank among the best at delivering low velocity spreads for the .44 Magnum. Then we have Alliant Power Pro 300-MP. A number of rifles and carbines in the Henry Big Boy series are offered in .44 Magnum (most actually, and plenty in .357 Magnum and .45 Colt as well) so there are a number to choose from.. A good starting point is the Big Boy Classic (that’s the Golden Boy, above) , with Henry’s signature brass receiver and octagonal 20-inch barrel. Posted February 2, 2007. That plant, by the way, continues to produce tons of spherical powder each year, but it is now called St. Marks Powder and is owned by General Dynamics. I reviewed the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter here last year. 175 Gr. This action, being shorter, is felt to be better suited to sixgun cartridges than the .30-30 length 336 action. Keith’s standard load for the.44 Magnum was his 250 to 260-gr. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: Its charge weight to velocity ratio varies as bullet weight and barrel length vary. I've found 8.5 gr Unique under 240 - 255 gr cast bullets to be a very accurate and comfortable 1000 - 1050 fps mid-range load in the 44 Magnum. Felt recoil is certainly much less than one might expect; there were no problems encountered with recoil even when spending several hours at the shooting bench. Actually, I also like Elmer Keith's old load using a 250 grain hardcast bullet over 2400 powder. The Lyman reloading manual on my loading bench listed 23.0 grains of 2400 as maximum for a velocity of 1,460 fps. Michigan Deptartment of Natural Resources, State Agency: Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources, State Agency: I would use 2400, 20 grains under the 240s and 22 grains under the 200s. The Special case was lengthened from .97 inch to 1.16 inches and originally loaded with black powder, receiving 3 grains more than the Russian cartridge for a boost in velocity. For a while .44 Magnum cases were not easy to come by, so the only shooter I knew who owned a revolver chambered for it at the time mostly used .44 Special cases. It was - and still is - a great choice for reduced-recoil .44 Magnum practice loads. Over the past 50+ years a lot of .44 long guns have come and gone, however this Marlin 336 remains a favorite. As soon as Ruger wakes up and offers a 5.5" stainless .44 magnum Super Blackhawk Bisley (essentially the exact same gun as I already have in .45 … I had just started playing with their .44 bullets, and that’s what I used for plinking loads in the .50AE. Pennsylvania Game Commission, State Agency: Arizona Game & Fish Department, State Agency: In 1966 my friend the late John Lachuk wrote: “If I had my druthers, I’d take this handy lever-gun and my 44 Maggie and head for the backcountry!” He was talking about the newly introduced Marlin 336T chambered in .44 Magnum. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: To maximize performance, the ballistics experts at Hodgdon Powder Co., Inc. have developed a comprehensive Reloading Guide to provide handloaders with current data for Accurate Powders. The same applies to Accurate 4100 and Enforcer powders. The .44 Magnum is a powerful revolver cartridge. Matched with my ever-present Bear Buster Ruger 4-5/8" .44 Flat-Top, it made the perfect sixgun/levergun combination for deep woods hunting. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, State Agency: After a while, however, even the most recoil-tough shooter looks forward to toning things down a bit. It was initially developed to be a more potent load of the .44 S&W Special, its parent cartridge, by Elmer Keith in 1955.. Made largely popular by Clint Eastwood in his 1971 movie “Dirty Harry”, it has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation among law enforcers, hunters and sporting arms enthusiasts. New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: Quite a collection: John has been loading the .44 Magnum using #2400 for over 60 years. Hodgdon's load data for the.44 Spl. Bruce in WV Post subject: Re: Favorite Accuracy Loads for .44 Mag. This ball powder was designed for the .30 Carbine and magnum handgunners have adopted it with good reason. I would use 2400, 20 grains under the 240s and 22 grains under the 200s. Now that both powders are under the Hodgdon umbrella, Reiber willingly confirms that W296 and H110 are indeed the same powder. Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: The following groups are for three shots with the .44 Magnum Winchester Trapper at 50 yards using the factory iron sights: Hornady 240 JHP over 24.5 grains of WW296 gives 1,686 fps and a 1" group; Hornady 240 JHP, 22.0 grains #2400, 1,703 fps, 1"; Hornady 265 JFP, 23.0 grains WW296, 1,563 fps, 1"; Speer 240 JHP, 24.5 grains WW296, 1,723 fps, 1-3/8"; and Speer 240 JSP with 22.0 grains of #2400 results in a muzzle velocity of 1,711 fps and a 1-1/2" group. A 240 at 900 is stout enough to be a "real load" but not so heavy that you'll spend more time flinching than aiming. It’s an amazing feeling that you can’t quantify with words- you have to experience it in person to appreciate the “experience”. This ball powder was designed for the.30 Carbine and magnum handgunners have adopted it with good reason. With jacketed bullets I mostly use Unique, Universal, #2400, #4227, H110 and WW296 with standard primers in the first three and Magnum primers thereafter. High velocity; Magnum handgun loads; Shooter's choice for 410; Principal Purpose: Magnum handgun loads Secondary Uses: .22 Hornet and 218 Bee Remarks: Legendary for its performance in .44 Mag and other magnum pistol loads. The 10.0 grain Unique load is what I call a "celebrity load" as someone famous used this load years ago with success and it became "the" load. Well, at least there weren’t any in bygone days! If you plan on hunting with .44 mag in a lever-action rifle, this is the … Purchase A PDF Download Of The GUNS Magazine October 2020 Issue Now! The Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Remington Magnum has always been a favorite revolver for sport and pleasure.Filled with .44 Magnum cartridges, it is ready for target practice or hunting. Ruger offers several MUCH better options in .44 magnum that will outlast generations of shooters with a steady diet of magnum loads up to and including heavy loads from Buffalo Bore (and others) that aren't supposed to be fired out of a Pietta. Based on my test results, I will have to say no, with one caveat. LOAD GUIDE FOR RIFLE AND HANDGUN EDITION 3.5 INCLUDES: • The most up-to-date and comprehensive 223 Rem data available • New data for: 30 AR, 30 T/C, and 6mmx45 PO B o x 158 • M iles C i t y, M o n tana 59301 RELOADING POWDERS Gun Care Products Other superior products Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, State Agency: In 1969, the Marlin 1894 was resurrected and offered in .44 Magnum. Winchester powders were - and still are - also made there. This action, being shorter, is felt to be better suited to sixgun cartridges than the .30-30 length 336 action. In essence, this is a near clone of the "Skeeter" 44 Special load, only adapted to the 44 Mag. Save … Very accurate and chronographs right at 1350fps. L9X25. Big bore semiauto or a lever gun? Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, State Agency: I usually test bullets first in any new pistol to find a projectile that it prefers using a powder generally recognized as suitable for that cartridge and bullet weight. Velocities are modest, typically ranging from 650 fps to around 1,000 fps. I used Accurate 1680, but not sure if it is still available. I could also use loads for the same revolver, but using .44 Special brass. I don't have any accurate hunting loads with the powders you mentioned as I don't use those particular powders. Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Rhode Island Department of Fish & Wildlife, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Mississippi Deptartment of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, Minnesota Deptartment of Natural Resources, Michigan Deptartment of Natural Resources, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Hornady bullet over 14gr. Harmon, My brother hunts hogs and owns a Ruger .44 Mag carbine. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, State Agency: 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. To maximize performance, the ballistics experts at Hodgdon Powder Co., Inc. have developed a comprehensive Reloading Guide to provide handloaders with current data for Accurate Powders. However, I’ve never had any problems with the M336 action and .44 Magnum cartridges. The Hornady 265 JFP was originally designed for the .444 Marlin however I find it is an excellent bullet for the .44 Magnum whether used in levergun or sixgun. In an attempt to prove me wrong, he contacted Hodgdon and Winchester. The 300 grain hardcast bullets are also pretty accurate but I like JJ's advice on bullet choices. Faster-burning powders are better for practice loads in the .44 Magnum, but for maximum velocities, the slowpokes get the nod. Just as with most .44 Magnum levergun loads my powders of choice for full-house loads are #2400, H110 and WW296. When the .44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44 Magnum hand-loads. Keith pestered the ammo companies to bring out heavier .44 Special loads, but there was a fear that such powerful loads would blow up an older, weaker revolver. Keith pestered the ammo companies to bring out heavier .44 Special loads, but there was a fear that such powerful loads would blow up an older, weaker revolver. comprises a half-dozen mostly flatpoint or semiwadcutter cast bullets weighing from 165 to 240 grains. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: I handload my Ruger redhawk 44,in a 7 1/2 bbl; Handi rifle in 444 and 44 mag, all with 240gr, XTP. Henry USA, of course, also makes a few. Two excellent powders for loading the .44 Magnum are #2400 and H110. Shooting these little carbines is a pleasant experience with all loads tested. When first learning of the new powder, I assumed it would require the use of a magnum primer, such as CCI 350 or Federal 155. You can learn to shoot a revolver accurately with such loads. We return to Smith & Wesson in order to review another of … John Wayne and Lever-Action, American! Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, State Agency: By Chuck Hawks. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, State Agency: The above loads don’t even scratch the surface, as there are many very accurate .44 Mag loads. Very accurate no matter what. The .44 Remington Magnum is a versatile cartridge in a revolver due to a wide variety of bullet weights and assortment of suitable propellants. The.44 Mag. Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, State Agency: And, after all this time, with everything I’ve read and everything I’ve written, there is one line that stands out and I consider the best words ever written — at least for those things I’m primarily interested in. 800x. He went on to say that while the powder is formulated to deliver the same performance as W296/H110, it is made to slightly different specifications, and load data are not interchangeable. Over the years I have played with Unique, 2400, Lil' Gun and H110/W296. Examples include 225- to 250-grian cast bullets at 700 to 900 fps, with most being on par with or exceeding .45 ACP power. However, these days I slip on a very thick rubber pad just because. When the.44 Mag was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for.44 Magnum hand-loads. Not sure if it's typical or not but I've had my best accuracy not trying to push top velocity with a couple of different 44's. State Agency: Joined: Jun 29, 2009 Messages: 1,223 Location: Huntsville, AL. When the supply of surplus powder ran out during the 1960s, Hodgdon turned to Nobel of Scotland for a fresh supply made to the same specifications. The Alliant data uses Federal 150 instead. Sometimes Power Pro 300-MP seems a bit slower burning than W296/H110, but at other times it appears a tad faster. The first issue of GUNS Magazine arrived in January 1955 when I was a junior in high school. To view this Reloading Guide in a PDF format, click the red button below. Legendary for its performance in .44 magnum and other magnum pistol loads. The old ones still keep on working. I get pinpoint accuracy and the recoil doesn't make me flinch after 50 rounds. Never saw a real need for anything else. Many people also like it because they can carry a levergun in .44 Mag, which will be soft-shooting and accurate, and then pair that with a .44 Magnum revolver. The .44 Special (center) was based on a lengthened .44 Russian cartridge (left), while the .44 Remington Magnum (right) is based on a lengthened .44 Special case. I have pissed off a neighbor when I shot a 2" group @ 100 yards with a 245 gr Keith SWC load with my Ruger SBH 7.5" VS … During a visit to the Olin powder factory years ago, I learned that W296 and H110 were the same powder. Outta my 629 I get the most accurate results using H110/W296 with the true "magnum" loads. My full house .44 load is a 240 gr Lee SWC w/ a gas check, sitting atop the Winchester book load of 296. It was notable as the first magazine ever dedicated to articles on firearms, and it led the way as over the next few years three more purely gun magazines arrived. Accurate #9 Experience in 44 Mag? I eventually settled on a grain less for that first Model 29 in .44 Magnum. handloader with current data for reloading Accurate powders. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, State Agency: Originally developed for the .22 Hornet, it's also the shooter's choice for .410 bore. The most accurate loads from my 44 Magnum Mountain Gun are the 240s, whether jacketed HPs, softnoses or hardcast over charges of 296/H110 or 2400. data is substantially expanded to include 17 cast and jacketed bullets weighing up to 355 grains. Silhouette shooters claim it is the most accurate 44 powder they have ever used. Shot several deer with the 444 marlin, bullets performs great. All Rights Reserved. All excellent hunting loads. Do primers make a difference with the new powder? Hope this helps and good luck. A savvy handloader can certainly develop loads that address that problem, but the .32 Magnum does not suffer from this malady. These are not the powders to use for reduced-velocity loads. Not for hunting but for target shooting, so velocity is not a concern, nor is bullet construction. Neither of the other powders produced noticeable muzzle flash from the three barrel lengths. Smith & Wesson® Centerfire Revolvers. And if you want a plinkin load with lead for the mag cases, use 8 grains of unique under a 240 grain hardcast boolit. John uses a variety of jacketed bullets in loads for the .44 Magnum levergun. The first bullet I loaded in the .44 Magnum was the Lyman No. I have burned enough of the slow burners through the years to already know that any good revolver will shoot good bullets inside 4 inches at 50 yards with either of them, and some will beat that by an inch or so. Accurate 5744 is a perfect choice for larger, straight-walled pistol cartridges such as the .45 Colt. Missouri Deptartment of Conservation, State Agency: Midway 44 mag Loadmap Accurate Arms Web Load data for AA#9 Thanks in advance. Moreover, handloaders are cautioned against using less powder than the starting charge shown in reloading manuals. A database of .44 Remington Magnum handloads. Marlin also made a special run of Trapper-style 1894 carbines in .44 Magnum with a 16-1/2″ barrel, full magazine tube holding seven or eight rounds, a recoil pad on its straight gripped stock, checkering on forearm and buttstock and excellent sights. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, State Agency: Experimenters such as Elmer Keith proved that a heavily loaded .44 Special was very effective on big game. hunting load is a 240gr. My full house .44 load is a 240 gr Lee SWC w/ a gas check, sitting atop the Winchester book load of 296. The limiting factor of the .44 Magnum cartridge is not terminal ballistics. JSP over 22.0 grains of #2400 yields 1,672 fps and a 7/8″ group. They have served me well for both cast bullets and jacketed bullets. I have only ever loaded 240s in .44 mag. I had a Henry big boy for years and this is what it shot best. We ping steel with a .300 WinMag at over a mile. It would be difficult to find a sixgun powder that does not work well in the .44 Magnum levergun. Groups are for three shots at 50 yards with a 4X scope in place — Hornady 240 XTP over 24.5 grains of WW296 clocks out at 1,728 fps with a 5/8″ group; Hornady 240 XTP, 22.0 grains of #2400, 1,696 fps and 1-1/4″; Hornady 265 XTP, 23.0 grains of WW296, 1,621 fps, 1-1/2″; Speer 240 JHP, 24.5 grains of WW296, 1,681 fps, 3/4″; and Speer 240-gr. Its weight averaged 256 grains when cast of scrap wheelweight metal. A recent article in the September 'RIFLE Sporting Firearms Journal' outlined potential poor accuracy with modern .44 Magnum leverguns and their outdated 1:38" rifling twist that comes from the old days when .44-40 caliber Winchesters and Marlins shot blackpowder-propelled 200 grain lead bullets. I had a Henry big boy for years and this is what it shot best. An excellent choice I have found is the Hornady 265 FP which, although originally designed for the .444 Marlin, works just fine in the .44 Magnum be it sixgun or levergun. L9X25. That explained differing maximum charge weights published for the two powders in various reloading manuals for .44 Magnum loads. pretty much all the 'magnum' powders listed for the.44 mag are suited to the longer barrel. My first article was published in 1967 in the now long-gone magazine called GUNsport. Mississippi Deptartment of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, State Agency: pretty much all the 'magnum' powders listed for the .44 mag are suited to the longer barrel. Rhode Island Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Agency: But in 1956 Keith's efforts culminated in the introduction of the .44 Magnum. Due to the supply problems I've been forced to change up. |   In 1969, the Marlin 1894 was resurrected and offered in .44 Magnum. To accomplish this with the 336 .44 Magnum, I sent it off to my now-late friend gunsmith Keith DeHart to have the barrel cut to 18-1/2" and the overly abundant forearm and butt stock, both made of too much quality walnut, slimmed down. Turned off: Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 11:28 am Posts: 1076 Location: Shiner, TX I like 10 grains of Unique with Elmer's bullet! The basic .44 Magnum loads, while not running any more pressure than a warm .44 Special or a .45 ACP +P, have enough power to be a significant handgun load. New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, State Agency: In the 1960s, the Marlin 336, a long-time deer hunter’s favorite offered in .30-30 and .35 Remington, was brought forth as the sixgunner’s companion in .44 Magnum. Of the over 100,000.44 Mag loads I have fired, over 80% of them have been 25 H110/296 and a 250 Keith, the Hensley & Gibbs #503. 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