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Posted: 3/27/2009 5:10:41 PM EDT
Has anyone loaded any of these for a Ruger Super Blackhawk? I am looking for some target/hunting bullets and came across these tonight. The heaviest I have ever loaded for my Ruger .44 magnum has been 240 grain lead swc and was wondering if these 265 grain bullets would be good.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:34:15 PM EDT
I'm going to assume you have the 265gr. Hornadys. These were originally developed for the
444 Marlin. Remmington had these in a factory loading for years, though no longer offered.
I had purchased a box expressly for loading 444 but I also tried them in my Smith 29. This was
at least 15-18 years ago and if memory serves me correctly accuracy was decent. I don't know
how they would work at revolver velocities, possibly no expansion, but out of a 444 they were
awesome. They are kinda pricey for target shooting/paper punching. For that I'd stick with LSWC.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:47:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 5:49:00 PM EDT by Mannlicher]
Another option for you might be the Speer 270 grain Gold Dot Soft Point. I load these over H110 powder and get excellent accuracy and just under 1600 FPS from my Marlin 1894 lever rifle.
I find these a tad stout for a revolver, but than thats just me. Some folks use them with great effect out of a Ruger Black Hawk or RH.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:49:48 PM EDT
Yes these are the Hornady bullets. Actually I found these on the MidwayUSA website, Hornady InterLock Bullets 44 Caliber (430 Diameter) 265 Grain Flat Nose Box of 100 Product #: 605468.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:24:40 PM EDT
Well as I said before, they were developed as rifle bullets. Out of a 44mag rifle, such as a Marlin or Winchester,
they may develope enough snot to be effective on game, IDK & YMMV. There are better choices made just for
revolver velocities. OTOH, if they are cheap enough ( can we say that anymore?) go ahead and buy a box
and try them for accuracy. Thats the beauty of our hobby, we can experiment to no extent. Just be safe
about it.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:59:09 PM EDT
I may try them for kicks and grins.
Hodgdon doesn't show a charge load for pistol in 265 grain but does have several for 270 grain. I have around 3 pounds of IMR4227 and that is the first powder/charge shown on the web site so I may try it.
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