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Got home and wanted to load up some 225 grain hardcast loads for the .44. Checking the supplies I found out I don't have the usual mag. primers.

Could I use large pistol Fed 150's behind 26 grains of H110 for the loads and expect reliable ignition?
 

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Dave, H110 in the 44 or the 41 pretty much require a mag primer in my experience. A standard primer will make them all go bang, but some will bang better than others. I substituted standard for mag primers some time back and before I got to try them, my son stopped by and borrowed a piece and some ammo, without asking. Turns out this was the ammo he picked up since I wasn't here at the time. Came back that evening with the piece and all but 6 rounds of the ammo claiming the ammo was [fouled] up, and I should know better than to load such crap!

We know the mags work, so I'd stick with them unless you just want to experiment for yourself.
 

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Thanks fro the replys guys!

I guess I will wait then. I already have enough loaded up for hunting.

I bought a 1 lb. can of 4064 the other day and it was $28 here!

I will have to do the 5 hour drive to Anchorage and stock up again.

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light load 44 mag

I've used 11 grs. of 231 behind a 240 gr. Lead SWC with Win. LP primmers for plinking but would work in a pinch if needed.
 
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