Just Rambling

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Just Rambling

Postby mr surveyor » 02 Dec 2018 22

No matter how much I've tried over the last few years to make other bullets work as well (considering accuracy), including various other jacketed bullets and a lot of different cast bullets, the somewhat inexpensive 240 gr Hornady XTP's still seem to stand out. Maybe I should just buy a couple of thousand of them and call it a day - then point my attention to tweaking another caliber. With my current limited abilities and resources, I don't think I can improve on this one.
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Ranch Dog » 02 Dec 2018 22

Yeah, I would call it good. Figure out home many would need and start buying them.
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby TinMan » 03 Dec 2018 09

Gotta agree. I'd call that one THE load for that rifle.
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Mad Trapper » 03 Dec 2018 10

Looks real good.
If i did that at 25 yds i would call it a day, +guns

are these the ones?
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10108 ... llow-point
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby mr surveyor » 03 Dec 2018 11

MT

Looks like them. It's Hornady part number 44200.

I've been tinkering with them since I started reloading .44 mag about 7 years ago and still haven't seemed to beat them in accuracy .... at least after a whole lot of shots at 50 yards. I haven't shot the 44 very much at 100 yards, so I suppose I'll spend the next several sessions at 100 yds and see what happens.

I've found that the same type XTP's in .357 have an almost equal ability in my .357 R92 with 16 inch barrel, but since the .357 is using the basic factory iron sights, it's really not a good comparison to the .44 mag with the Weaver Scout scope. I will say though that 158 gr Nosler JSHP bullets may still hold a slight edge over the 158 gr XTP's, at least in my R92 - with less than stellar eyesight and reduced equilibrium.

As to the .44 magnum, since I've finally settled on the choice of jacketed bullet, I can get back to proving out the LeadHead 265 gr GC RNFP cast bullet. At 50 yards, both bullets shoot fine concerning windage, but the cast bullet does shoot about 5 inches lower.

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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Mad Trapper » 03 Dec 2018 12

Thank you JD for the info.
I may have to try those hornady XTPs.
I have a 92 trapper that i had cerakoted and installed a folding rear sight.
At 50 yds it is right on, not tried long rang with the folding leaf.
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby akuser47 » 03 Dec 2018 13

That mares leg sbr is sexy +guns
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Mad Trapper » 03 Dec 2018 16

very sexy indeed.
very tempting also.
dont know how much longer i can hold out,
either in 357 or 44, would be sweet.
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Missionary » 05 Dec 2018 08

I might be inclined to have a leather padded cover on the buttstock. A 300 grainer chugging along at 900 fps would be some what vicious....
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Re: Just Rambling

Postby Mad Trapper » 05 Dec 2018 09

Missionary that is very true, thank you for the idea.
Those 300 gr t-rex loads would put a hurtin on the shoulder.
I would carve on the butt cuff, (LIL THUMPER)
Maybe attach a recoil pad someway.
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