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    Testing handloads for new .44 Special.....

    Fired these last Saturday morning trying to find good load for .44 Special just back from Dave Clements:



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    not bad

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    Very nice.

    Got any pet loads for .45 ACP I should try out???

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    Have you tried Unique in your 44 Special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    Very nice.

    Got any pet loads for .45 ACP I should try out???
    You want to shoot cast or jacketed?

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    In .45 ACp I like the 230gr Hornady Flat point, with 10.0 grs. HS-6 for about 980 fps. I also used a Sierra 185gr. JHC with 11.5 grs. HS-6 but I think this is a little too hot for autoloaders. I used it in a Smith & Wesson Model 625 mostly. It gave me about 1200 fps, as I recall. I had a lighter load for autos using Winchester 231.

    As to Unique, I used a considerable amount in the early 'seventies in a Charter Arms Bulldog, but got away from Unique when I discovered Hodgdon's HS-6 and Winchester 540. The spherical (ball) powders meter so much more evenly, and flash is reduced, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    Very nice.

    Got any pet loads for .45 ACP I should try out???
    You want to shoot cast or jacketed?

    jacketed...

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    In the .45 ACP I used 7.7grs Winchester 231 for about 1150fps. This for small animals such as groundhog or crows only. I don't think the .45ACP suitable for anything heavier. This certainly not for edible game as its pretty destructive.

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