You folks who sent that .44 brass…

It’s been sitting in the reloading shack, sized and primed and waiting for bullets. Through a complicated sort of three-way deal involving Ian and Landlady I scored 500 rounds of cast semiwadcutters, and today I finally sat my ass down and loaded a box of practice ammo.


And now I have to go make bread, but after that I’m gonna go make some noise at the pistol target and upset my wussy dogs. Just wanted you to know it’s not going to waste.

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3 Responses to You folks who sent that .44 brass…

  1. Al says:

    I am glad you could put them to use.

    4.5 grains of titegroup is a good economical load if those wadcutters are 240 grains.

  2. Joel says:

    I tell you true 7.2 grains of Bullseye is too damn much. I fired five rounds and vowed to pull the other 45 bullets while I still have a pistol. I like’em hot, but the 431 didn’t like those five at all. Every sign of overpressure appeared except a cracked frame.

  3. Kentucky says:

    Um . . . a quick glance at a reloading manual reveals that 5.2 grains of Bullseye is suggested MAXIMUN with 240-grain lead bullets.

    Those 7.2 loads were genuine BLUE PILL SPECIALS.

To the stake with the heretic!