44 Magnum Fast Movers: Chronograph Results Ported vs NonPorted

| November 1, 2020 | 3 Comments

Believe it or not in over 20 years of reloading I have never pushed the edge like I have with these loads in 44Magnum. I always look for accuracy first and velocity second.

With encouragement from a friend I decided to load up some 44 Magnum fast movers. By the way though not seen in the video these loads were worked up to, even though they were considered to be book safe being 1 full grain below max.

I wanted to make it a bit more interesting by testing these loads in a ported vs non-ported barrel. This video will display reloading information. This data is not intended to replace the appropriate reloading manuals data and should not be used without verifying and double checking the loads between two different official published reference points IE reloading manuals. If you elect to utilize any of this data it is at your own risk. As seen these loads were safe in the firearms used.

17.4gr 800x

180gr Hornady XTP

COAL 1.600

Remington Large Pistol primer.

What do you think about 800X in 44magnum? The cases came out really clean, the primers looked great though I know it is not a real indication of pressure.

Should I load up a few more and put a couple through some gel?

I wonder if the XTP would hold together under that kind of velocity?

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3 Comments on "44 Magnum Fast Movers: Chronograph Results Ported vs NonPorted"

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  1. BigE says:

    I think they will survive Revolver velocity but that lever gun may just be the inch to far!

  2. Jon Erdmann says:

    It would appear that 800X powder has been discontinued.

  3. I think it has been it was a little on the not so popular because it was AWFUL to measure had to do it by hand.

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