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Old 07-25-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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A guy asked me about finding some ammo for a Dan wesson he inherited. I guessed he would be better off finding some dies and components to try to reload. Then I thought about it some more, and asked if he really wanted more recoil than a .44 magnum.

Sooo, who has shot one or owns one? How punishing is the cartridge? Is it worth the investment for the dies? Is commercially made ammo still made in this thumper? I couldn't find any factory ammo on my phone.



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He needs to learn to load his own and that may involve starting with 445 starline brass. Its a large heavy revolver in the weight range of a X frame s&w and does not come into its own till the heavist load are used. It is not a hard revolver to shoot. Do to the weight its not bad at all. A 125gr load of 357 in a J frame would make his 445 seem like a model 10 with 38sp wad cutter loads.

I don't know if this company is still around or current but they did lot 445sm-http://blackdogammunition.com/Products.html



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Ok, thanks. I know its not a popular caliber, but I knew somebody here had experience with it. I appreciate it.

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Go over to the danwessonforum

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Handloading is the only way to go with any of the SuperMag cartridges. If you want a very soft "plinking" load, use a 240-250gr SWC and Trail Boss. AA-1680 is probably the preferred powder for full power loads. You can use .30-40 Krag and .303 British brass to make the .445 SM.

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Thanks people for the good info.



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