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Albroswift's picture
Joined: 07/10/2010

Slowest/ fastest loads?
Reason I ask is I shoot indoor steel plate league, one of the guns I shoot is my moonclipped 629 classic with 44 Sp loads, need a light load for a quick cadence. Been using 4.4 tightgroup/ 240 gr plated bullet for just under 700 fps. Dropped it down to a pinch over 4 gr this week, chrono-ed some Friday, had the 240 gr bullet going just a bit over 500 FPS. Still had good grouping at 25 yards. Wonder how much slower a 44Sp can go? See if they still knock steel down tomorrow.

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Chris3755's picture
Joined: 08/02/2010
How Slow?

Gee Al, if you go too slow that bullet will just be rolling out of the barrel and dropping at your feet! What chrony brand are you using? I usually borrow my BIL's when I need one, he's got a Shootin Chrony or something, can't remember exactly the model but it works OK. I worked up my last 45 Colt load to match the Magtech factory Cowboy load and it is nice and mild and accurate. Chris