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Thread: 44 mag Round Balls with 777 question

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    Boolit Bub
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    Jan 2021

    44 mag Round Balls with 777 question

    Would loading round balls with triple 7 filled to the bottom of the ball be too much velocity for the ball to shoot accurately? Was thinking of seating the ball to the center and roll crimping. Should I seat flush with case to reduce powder ? Iíve loaded T7 with 240 grain lead and it shoots very well from my SRH but was thinking the round ball would be a fun plinker

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    Boolit Grand Master
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Sounds like fun. Give 'er a spin and let us know how it goes.

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    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    The round balls should be here this week. I’ll give it a go and share what happens.��

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    Boolit Master Castaway's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Dade City, Fl
    0.433? My guess is there’ll be so little bearing surface between ball and barrel, accuracy will be low. Try two balls. Less powder, more chance of hitting something close

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Outside Rolla, Missouri
    I think you'll be fine. They will be soft enough they should obturate and fill the grooves and, they are a certain amount of fun. Speer and Lyman both used to list round ball loads in revolvers and I think some rifle cartridges. Lyman hasn't in many years and I don't know if Speer still does. I tried some .457 RB's, sized to .454 in a 45 Colt over a smokeless charge. Mine weren't very impressive. I did expect more at short ranges.
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    Boolit Buddy Gobeyond's Avatar
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    Apr 2020
    Yeah everybody complains about accuracy with round balls. But not in mzldr s.

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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"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check