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Thread: My Henry .44 Sidekick.....

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    Boolit Mold
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    My Henry .44 Sidekick.....

    The Model 29 is certainly great fun. Load fairly mild mostly but a few cylinders of full tilt loads are certainly invigorating and even better at dusk.....
    Now to get a cast load going that doesn’t create a make work program keeping the barrel clean....

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    Hi Dak..

    I wouldn't think that a properly fit boolit with a published load of H110 or 2400 would give any leading or ick in the barrel to worry about... sure is a purty peace though....

    Marko
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    Here's mine:


    Love this gun - it's a Ruger Redhawk with the 7.5" barrel.

    I fire full tilt loads all the time. I LOVE shooting full house W296 rounds...
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    Here is what works for me. 16.6 grs of 2400 and a 429421 250 gr Lyman swc and a std CCI primer. It does 1150fps from a 7 1/2" Ruger. I have never shot that load in a 44 that didn't like it. When I started powder coating boolits, they REALLY like it. You might find some unburned powder in the barrel but 1 or 2 passes with a brush and you're good to go. I run a lightly oiled patch through the cylinders and barrel and that's it.

    BTW, that same load clocks an average of 1236 fps from my 9 1/2" Ruger SRH ans shoots into 1 1/2" at 100 yds. I load it for a friend with a 44 mag and it shoots through some pretty big hogs with no sweat.
    Last edited by murf205; 01-11-2020 at 09:58 AM.
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    You've come to the right place!

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    Is that one of the "New" Model 29's or an older model?
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting.

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    Like that 29 .
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    DAK, I see that you are in B C Canada. Are you guys up there allowed to carry a handgun while hunting? I should think that handgun hunting in B C would be max fun.
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    Size your boolits to fit the cylinder throats and you will get great results.

    Older M29's run large, up to .433", and some of the newer S&W's 629's run real tight @ .428". I had DOUG here at "Cast Boolits" open up the cylinder throats on my Model 629 which had the overly tight .428" throats.

    A cast boolit that is too small of diameter for the cylinder throats, is a recipe for forcing cone leading. Been there, done that!
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting.

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    Thank Y’all for the props and info. It is a newer 29, I got it 5 yrs ago.... I need to fix my profile as we have a home on the TX Gulf Coast also for my work. In BC it is a range only toy sadly but down here it is so refreshing to be treated as an adult and my LGS excels in the import/export department.
    I will slug the cyl throats to see where I am at before diving in......

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    Boolit Master murf205's Avatar
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    Dak, if you want to, you can order pin gauges and get a really true measurement of your guns throats. According to the Meyer Gage 2019 catalogue, you can buy individual pins for $3.53 each in the "Z" range and I bought .427 through .434 for my 44 spl/mag work. If you have more than 1 44 they are very useful tools. Their phone is 800-243-7087 and they are very friendly to us casters.
    IT AINT what ya shoot--its how ya shoot it

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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