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Deep Dream
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Posted: April 04 2018 at 5:40pm | IP Logged Quote Deep Dream

I hope I am not duplicating anything but my
bro asked me to load him 44 mag pistol rds
for backup in a hog hunt. My thought is a 300
gr hardcast flat nose for penetration no
matter what angle etc. Any thoughts or links
to commercial for sale? Not prepared yet to
cast my own. Thanks in advance.
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Posted: April 04 2018 at 5:55pm | IP Logged Quote Deep Dream

Oh. I didn't think to say 7.5 ruger super
Blackhawk. Since I have one too and a marlin
lever rifle it would be nice to buy and load
the same bullet for both. Just concerned
about charge difference between both. Any
load data,is welcome
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Posted: April 04 2018 at 9:38pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Work up a load in the handgun and if it cycles in the lever gun, that load would likely be just fine in it as well. Bullet length and shape is a bit critical as some can cause problems with cycling and chambering in most lever guns.

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Posted: April 05 2018 at 7:09am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

300gr is too much bullet for whacking hogs. They're not
monsters. And big flat bullets won't work in your
levergun either. Find a decent 200gr to 240gr RNFP and
load to around 1100fps. They'll cycle in your Marlin and
penetrate your pigs just fine.

My preferred store bought cast rounds are from ACME
Bullets Co. . You'll like their stuff and the bullet
boxes are cool too! Fast shipping and the folks are
competition shooters and hunters.

www.acmebullet.com

Again, you don't need atomic loads to kill hogs. People
overestimate them and make 'em out to be invulnerable.
The 17Cal stuff is used by lots of folks here in East
Texas. I shot a couple dozen with a .38Spl with various
loads. Biggest load I've used was a .44Mag with a 250gr
Keith SWC at a grand. One shot kill. They're not
bulletproof.
Shoot 'em in the spine and they'll drop like a sack of
potatoes!

Have fun and welcome to the old forum.

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Posted: April 05 2018 at 11:33am | IP Logged Quote mikld

I have used some Beartooth Bullets 250 gr. Long Flat Nose
bullets in my 4, 44 Magnum handguns, acccurate at magnum
velocities and excellent quality. (It even fed OK in my
Puma). Beartooth also has heavier bullets with a Wide
Flat Nose design that I think would work well on pigs...

http://beartoothbullets.com/bulletselect/index.htm

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Posted: April 05 2018 at 4:57pm | IP Logged Quote Deep Dream

Saying thanks now for the responses. My
concern for such a heavy bullet is for the
backup pistol necessity situation where ya
pull it because there is no other choice to
or become lunch. This load should handle any
angle with hit the best vital shot available
as a resort. Maybe I am over thinking this. I
have hinted pigs a little with a .270 and a
180gr factory in super redhawk for backup as
we were stalking in close with thick cover
and no dogs. That may not even have been my
brightest moment. Lol
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Posted: April 05 2018 at 6:56pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

If your guns will both shoot the 300 gr bullet then go for it, but chances are
they won't both shoot that heavy bullet.
A good ol Keith 240 gr swc will do anything that needs doing with a 44.

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