I did not say it can't be done. But it's your gun and your hand.jason280 said:It can be done, but it takes a good bit of experimentation. Plus, you'll have to use some kind of wadding inside the case to keep the powder compressed and fill the leftover space.
I have a few friends who use Unique behind 405gr bullets, and they get velocities around 1050-1100fps. I can't remember the amount, but its not much more than 10 or 12gr of powder. You have to use a wad because you don't want to run the risk of igniting both ends of the powder, which could cause detonations.
To say it can't be done isn't accurate, but you'd better be careful! Pressures can get out of hand real quickly, so be careful!
Good thing Elmer Keith didn't listen to guys like you, otherwise we wouldn't have the .44 Magnum! :roll:Stick with what has worked and is listed in the books. JMHO.
Those familiar with Elmer's history are well aware that he blew up and damaged a number of guns as he "pushed the envelope" on load development - and he was one of the most knowledgable shooters of his time. This makes Keith a rather poor example of what to do when developing "new" loads. :roll:Good thing Elmer Keith didn't listen to guys like you, otherwise we wouldn't have the .44 Magnum!