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My main match revolvers are 44 mag Rugers. When I shoot smokeless rounds in them I load a 240 gr, RNFP bullet over 7 grains of Unique. This load was on Alliant's website for years. No gas check is needed and the bullets do not tumble. I use Federal primers because my revolvers are tuned with light springs. If you have stock springs any large pistol primer will be reliable. I buy Hi-Tek coated bullets from Missouri Bullets with Brinnel hardness 12. These soft bullets give less "splashback" from steel targets.
Once-fired 44 mag brass is often available on auction sites. Buy in lots of at least 1000 cases and never pay more than half the price you would pay for virgin brass.
great stuff, thank you so much. Have had a lot of pards recommend Unique, almost picked up a bottle while in Walmart tonite. Figured I'd wait until I at least had bullets. I been saving all my brass, have about 300+ and still have 3 boxes to shoot. Had someone else offer to trade me his used mags for all my used specials. One big question... case trimmers. Is that something that needs to be done a lot? I shoot 100+ miles from where I live but found out I have some local shooters i am meeting next week, hope to find someone who can help me learn all this stuff. Thanks again for responding :-)