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Posted: 1/11/2006 1:28:24 PM EDT
What's the best SD load from a factory for the .44Special?
Thanks...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:34:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ryann:
What's the best SD load from a factory for the .44Special?
Thanks...




The one you have in the gun when you absolutely need it!

I would stick with the usual suspects: Federal Hydra-Shok, Remington Golden Sabre, Cor-Bon, etc. etc.

My .o2
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:59:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By ryann:
What's the best SD load from a factory for the .44Special?
Thanks...




The one you have in the gun when you absolutely need it!

I would stick with the usual suspects: Federal Hydra-Shok, Remington Golden Sabre, Cor-Bon, etc. etc.

My .o2



Wow I wasn't aware that there were that many factory loadings in the .44 Sp
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:06:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:06:58 PM EDT by HardShell]
I don't carry a .44 regularly anymore & won't even try to speak to the issue of the "best " load, but Georgia Arms loads a nice 200gr. Gold Dot bullet in their "Shear Power Plus" line. Good, reasonably-priced (esp. in bulk) stuff, IMHO.

www.georgia-arms.com/shear.htm



Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:39:53 AM EDT
Speer makes a 200 gr. Gold Dot load for the .44 spl in both brass case and in the Blazer aluminum case variety. Winchester has their Silvertip load available. I am not aware of a Hydroshok load from Federal or a Golden Saber load from Remington. Where did the other poster see them?

I also handload and have worked up some good defensive loads using the 180 and 200 gr. Hornady XTP bullets with Unique powder.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:55:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 1:55:54 PM EDT by BobCole]

Originally Posted By Bushman_269:

I am not aware of a Hydroshok load from Federal or a Golden Saber load from Remington. Where did the other poster see them?





I was working from memory, we all know how well that can work, eh?

I may have been thinking about the .44mag loadings from them? I do know I see a bit of .44spl options in ammo at the gun shows.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:04:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 2:06:42 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:31:32 PM EDT
Speer/CCI 200gr Gold Dot. Winchester makes/made a 210gr Silvertip that had good ratings as well, but I've always carried the SGD.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:36:30 AM EDT
One word. CorBon

MadDog
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:23:28 PM EDT
The CCI Blazer load is 200gr., where the Cor-Bon load is 165 gr. I tend to favor the heavier bullet, and the Blazer is still loaded fast enough to be useful. You're also more likely to find it on a gunstore shelf than the Cor-Bon in this caliber. And the Gold Dot bullet is about the best thing going. And it's Blazer, so it's relatively cheap.
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