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Old 03-08-2014, 01:32 AM   #11
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Hello, I want to start reloading some .44 mag . I curently use Hodgdon hp-38 for my 9mm. Just wondering if that's a good powder for .44 mag or if there's a better powder for that caliber. Thanks for the help!
What is it that you want this load to accomplish? You can load the 44 from mild to wild. HS-6 or True Blue for light duty and H-110 or 296, or Enforcer if you want to feel it.
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296 is my staple powder for full pressure loads. I use unique for light loads and and you can't go wrong with 4227 either.

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Looks like H-110or 296 is the way to go for hunting loads at least. Who makes the 2400? Thanks so much for all the advise!

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Looks like H-110or 296 is the way to go for hunting loads at least. Who makes the 2400? Thanks so much for all the advise!
Alliant Powders and Hercules makes the 2400 powder. I was lucky enough to have found 4 pound of it up here. Do they have a lot of powders available down there for you to choose from?
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Alliant Powders and Hercules makes the 2400 powder. I was lucky enough to have found 4 pound of it up here. Do they have a lot of powders available down there for you to choose from?
Is both brands in the 2400 the same powder? Yes there is a store here that carries most brands. Thanks!
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IIRC, several years ago, Hercules sold off their powder making to Alliant.

If you find Hercules powder on the shelf, it's probably over 20 years old.

Should still be good as new if properly stored, though.

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Thanks for all the help! I think I will give the 2400 a try

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Thanks for all the help! I think I will give the 2400 a try
on a side note, when i look at buying a powder for loads, one of the things i look at is how versatile that powder is. some of us, myself included, load for many different pistols and rifles. i try and buy powders that will work in several different cartridges when i pick one to buy, whether it be for a pistol or rifle load.

just a suggestion i thought i'd mention.
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Is both brands in the 2400 the same powder? Yes there is a store here that carries most brands. Thanks!
I'd have a cow if I walked into any stores up here and found some Hodgdon 4891 on the shelves.
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on a side note, when i look at buying a powder for loads, one of the things i look at is how versatile that powder is. some of us, myself included, load for many different pistols and rifles. i try and buy powders that will work in several different cartridges when i pick one to buy, whether it be for a pistol or rifle load.

just a suggestion i thought i'd mention.
Good point. That's why I use so much H110. It's the ideal powder for .357, .41,.44 magnum, .30 carbine, .454 Casull, heavy .45 Colt, all of the automags, and all of the .475-500 pistol calibers.

My other much used pistol powder is HS-6. Near ideal for .38 special +P, 9MM+P and +p+, .40, 10MM, .45 ACP +P
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