Author Topic: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads  (Read 9857 times)

Lord Eoin

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44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« on: April 09, 2014, 02:51:06 PM »
I have a 44 Mag rifle and the standard 1911 pistol....
I am looking for a common powder to use for both that meets WB specs.
200grn bullets in 45 and maybe the same for 44.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 03:54:45 PM »
I use Titegroup in .44mag and .45acp with 200gr. lead bullets.  Works fine for me.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 04:07:18 PM »
Red Dot has been available in my area and works for both.
Works well for 12ga shotgun loads also.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 06:06:59 PM »
lots of good powders to do both. WST, unique, bullseye, clays, 700x,231, red dot, herco, WSL if you had some jugs of it laying around. it would be best to see what you have or can get.   whatever your running in the 45, if it's working and doing good the 44 mag will work fine with that same powder.......as far as wb specs ,which I take to mean power factor. you need access to a chronograph you have got to make a minimum of 150 pf . everyone I know tries to make at least 160-165 for cushion. a 200 grain bullet has to chrony at 750 to meet the floor. the speed you actually want is 800 feet per second or thereabouts for a power factor of 160........ dusty boddams

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 10:01:59 AM »
And when ya find the magic rainbow source that has all the usable powders in question, please let us all know as well....
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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 08:40:44 PM »
  Going thru my powders I have Bullseye, Unique, WST, Pyrodex and straight Black powdwer.
  Also lots of rifle powders for .223 & .308 match ammo.
  Local Shop doesn't carry reloading components since the new owners took over and banned lead bullets on the range.
   I am looking at using 200grn bullets for both cartridges.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 07:15:53 AM »
Is there a question in there some place, or do you just want us to tell you to find another local gun shop who will stock (or try to) the items you need?

Unique will be greatin .44 mag, and WST in .45 auto.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »
Garrison Joe,   Thanks for the prod.....Time to clean up the reloading bench and at least process the primed .45 acp.  Probably use the WST and save the Unique for the 44 ammo.

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 06:41:06 AM »
Unique works great in both cartridges.
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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 06:57:57 PM »
I use Trailboss in .45ACP and .44 mag ( and .357mag and 45/70 as well) - Pete

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2014, 12:43:53 AM »
unique !!

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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 11:26:42 AM »
I have used AA2 for both for years the same 5.2 grain load   Shoot it out of 44 spec and 45 Colt as well
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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 07:51:22 PM »
.44 mag, 'cowboy' 240gn bullet use 6.5gn of Unique.
.45acp, 200gn bullet use 5.5 WW231/HP38.
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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2015, 03:55:17 PM »
5.1 grains of 231 in .44 mag (240 gr bullet)
5.7 grains of 231 in .45 acp (200 grain bullet)
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Re: 44 Mag and .45 ACP common powder loads
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2015, 04:20:47 AM »
Titegroup supply seems to have dried up so I am now using Red Dot.  It works fine in my .44mag and .45ACP using 200 gr bullets. 

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