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Thread: Anyone use WSF in 44 mag lt loads?

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    Boolit Man seabreeze133's Avatar
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    Anyone use WSF in 44 mag lt loads?

    I have an 8 # keg of WSF and am interested in finding an equivelant load to 9 gr of Unique. Burn rate charts suggest WSF is somewhat slower than Unique. Winchester (Hodgdon) has no data.

    New model SBH 44 mag 4 5/8".

    Thanks

    DB



    Any thoughts?

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    i like WSF myself ! ive used alot of it in the 9mm & 38 super with excellent results ! but never in a 44 mag. on BEARTOOTHs powder burn chart Unique rates # 23 , WSF ranks # 31 so according to the chart its slower burning than Unique and a tad faster than HS6 ranked at # 32 according to there chart ! ( this is only a guide! as every round is different )
    I let the gun tell me what it likes ! i work up a load in 1/2 gr incruments and use the most accurate load with that powder.
    I would start of with the lowest charge with Unique and work my way up to the starting load for HS6 as a starting point.

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    I've used WSF in shotgun and 9mm and like it.

    I have every intention of trying some in my .44's but just have not gotten to it ..........

    Let us know how it goes ............

    +1 on bobthenailer's advice ........... I think he nailed it!


    Three 44s

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    Being slower than Unique and faster than 2400 I think it would be good in the .357 also and plan to give it a try soon. In the 9mm I use 4.9grains of it with good results. In the 44 mag you will use lots more. With the 9mm you use about 5 grains of Unique or same charge of wsf gives similiar results.

    Quote Originally Posted by seabreeze133 View Post
    I have an 8 # keg of WSF and am interested in finding an equivelant load to 9 gr of Unique. Burn rate charts suggest WSF is somewhat slower than Unique. Winchester (Hodgdon) has no data.

    New model SBH 44 mag 4 5/8".

    Thanks

    DB



    Any thoughts?

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