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I have some 240gr cast bullets and hodgdon universal powder to try in my “new to me” 4 5/8” flat top blackhawk. What kind of special loads are you using?


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Might as well link a pic Big Grin ...........

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Good looking handgun, been kicking around getting the Bisley version. My current load is a 240 cast over some Green Dot.
 
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Been 7.5 grains of Universal in my 44 Specials. Pretty much duplicates the "Skeeter" loads.


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Hodgdons load data states 4.9 start - 5.6 grains max, for Universal.


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I knew i had seen warmer data with universal. Forget where, other than what magman mentions. Was hoping tim the 44 revolver man would reply. thumbup

Im excited to find a good light target load. Hope universal does it, but there is a lot to choose from out there. Keep your options coming. happy


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If you have any IMR 7625, Tightgroup, WW231 ect that may be better suited for your needs. I've tried Universal with lighter loads and it leaves a fair amount of unburnt flakes and the accuracy wasn't that great in the ones I tried it in. (ie 45 colt, 38 spec, and medium 45 auto) I didn't really pursue it further and that's why the hotter loadings work better with Universal but as always your milage may vary.


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Wow that gun looks sooooo familiar......


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I really like my pair. Need to find a cast bullets but they like jacketed as well. Replaced the cheese grator grips and made a huge difference.

 
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I figured id try the cheese graters first n see how it goes. New grips are definately an option ive considered.
Universal and 2400 are the only suitable pistol powders i have so far. Target/plinking is the main purpose. So light loads are preferable. I have 44 mags if revolver hunting.

Unique is always popular.....but as far as i know, universal is very similar.


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They sure are beauties.


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You might want to google the book of the 44 by John Taffin. lots of good reading about 44 special there, and loads also.
 
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There is a lot of good reading and data also here http://www.goodrichfamilyassoc...44_Special_Articles/
 
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Classic load of 7.5 unique 240 commercial cast shoot good in my Mod 24 and 624.
For pure accuracy I use 7.0/unique /240 csw in my Mod 24.
 
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I have a Model 624 with a 6 1/2" barrel. 250 cast bullet 5.3 gr HP38 for 700 fps target load. 13.0 gr 2400 pushes it up to 950 fps.


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my old bulldog likes 5g of w231 under a 240g keith bullet. shoots very well.
 
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