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When developing new loads,how much do you guys very powder weights? I'm trying to work up a load for my Ruger Redhawk 7 1/2" 44 mag.I've got 300gr sp & 240gr hp bullets and h-110 & 2400 powders.Been loading in 1/2 gr increments,sound ok? SGB
 

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I go up in .5 gr. increments.
 

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ricciardelli...You go about 2 grains higher than either of my books list. What load works for you?SGB :D
 

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Bullet: Sierra 240 Grain Jacketed Hollow Cavity
Powder: 25.8 grains of Hodgdon H-110
Primer: CCI-350
Case: Remington
Firearm: Ruger Super Blackhawk 7-1/2" barrel
Optics: Ruger open sights
Velocity: 1607 FPS @ 15' from muzzle
Accuracy: 6-shots, 110 yards, <5"

Firearm: Original Ruger .44 Carbine
Velocity: 1919 FPs @ 15' from muzzle
Optics: Leupold 1x4
Accuracy: 5-shots, 100 yards, <2"

These are "warm" loads and I DO NOT suggest that uyou jump right in on them!
 

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I also work in .2 or .3 gr increments for pistol work-ups. .2gr for faster powders and .3gr for slower powders.

Once I find a load I like, I load that plus & minus 1 tenth to see if there is any improvement. Then it's done. Now if it was a rifle load - THEN I would play with OAL some at that point to see if I could improve it anymore.
 
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