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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: NEED HELP Reply with quote

HELP Mad
I am in need of a recipe for my 44 mag revolver.
I want to load some snake loads using the Speer shot caplules.
Any one have any loads I can try?

Thanks:o (size=24][/size] Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Wildhorse, you probably already have this but...

The Speer #14 lists the following loads, all around 1100 ft/sec:

.44 Mag, cartridge OAL 1.600"

Win 231 - 7.3 grains
700-x - 5.7
Bullseye - 6.0
Unique - 6.8
HP-38 - 6.0

Speer suggests #8-#9 shot and a flat profile seating plug.

A coworker told me a tory about hiking somewhere out west where there was dry country with rattlesnakes and grizzleys. He carried a .44 Mag revolver with a shot cartridge followed by heavy loads. He stepped off a rock and right between three rattlesnakes. He carefully eased his gun out and shot the closest snake. Then "I had to stand there forever, waiting until the dust cleared enough to see where the other snakes were!" Just a cautionary tale... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Very Good---Thanks for the info-I will try some today

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Happy to help! Please let us know how they worked!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

I am leaving now to try this new load---Using 700X-(because I have some handy). I have a place near the farm that has a "few", of those pesky critters. I will be back in about an hour.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

I wonder if he made it back... Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Nope! I think the snakes got him!
I used to make snake loads for my 357... The shot pattern was 1" per foot from the muzzle. If you get too close you can miss and if you are not close enough it is ineffective.
Now I have a 410 / 45 darringer that does a LOT better.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

I've used .22 Mag shot cartridges in a 5.5" Ruger Single Six. Very effective on a 4' copperhead from about 5' away. I still shot him twice and then decapitated him with a shovel. I've seen all those movies where the bad guy/monster gets back up after being "killed"... Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Sorry I took so long, but this guy just did not want to get with the program.

I am trying to attach a picture.

OK---my picture is too large and I do not know how to downsize it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

WildHorse wrote:
Sorry I took so long, but this guy just did not want to get with the program.

I am trying to attach a picture.

OK---my picture is too large and I do not know how to downsize it.

Read the first couple paragraphs of this article:

www.huntingnut.com/ind...amp;sid=46


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Thank You
I finally got it figured out. I have posted a picture for you guys.
I got him yesterday about 3:30 I didn't have time to get a picture of him posted until now.
Take a look - He is a good one.

PS the picture is posted in my photo album

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Aah...Nice lookin' stick ya got there...Come with that neat diamond pattern or did you paint it that way?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Would say that stick is a bit crooked at the end..
May get a bit unstable if you use it in uneven ground...
Maybe a few minutes on the fire will straighten it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Good Job WildHorse he looks like a good one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: NEED HELP Reply with quote

Wildhorse, what size shot did you use?

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