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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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2400 powder

going to load my 41 mag. using 2400 powder. has anyone used this powder for 41 and 44 magnums? what kind of results did you have? is it a clean burning powder? thanks for any info.
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Re: 2400 powder

I used it for my 44 mag. Great results, a little dirty though.

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Re: 2400 powder

I like 2400 and use it for my 44 mag and 357 mag. Seems to be pretty clean burning and accurate. I have not used it for my 41 mag because I don't shoot it that much and have a good supply of factory ammo but will try it when the time comes to start reloading for it. Good luck and let us know how you make out with it.
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Re: 2400 powder

I've used it with great success in both 44 spl and 44 mag. I like it for mid-heavy loads with lead bullets. I think it loads down better than H110. H110 is good for hot loads, but 2400 is more versatile IMHO.

It is a bit dirtier than H110, but I've heard it's gotten better over the years. Switching my Dillon RL550B over to 44 mag this week and will be trying some fresh batches of 2400. Will report my findings on the "clean burning" aspect.

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Re: 2400 powder

Years ago 2400 was pretty "dirty" in my friend's .44 mag. I have always used WW296.
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Re: 2400 powder

huntined, I loaded the 41 mag with 2400 and is shot fairly good. I'm going to try some different amounts of powder and see if it groups a little better. I shot some 44 mag loaded with AA #9 and it shot all over the place. time to switch to 2400 in it too and see if it does better.
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Re: 2400 powder

Have never used anything but 2400 for 357 and 44 mag loads. No complaints thus far.

It does leave a bit of unburned powder in my M686, but that's just a 4" barrel on that one. No such problem in the 6" M629 w/200gr XTPs.

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Re: 2400 powder

I found it was accurate in my .41 mag Blackhawk. Plan on using the combo this year to hunt deer a few times.

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Re: 2400 powder - latest batch

Well, I've shot some of the latest batches of 2400. I think I can say it is cleaner than the 90s era batches I had last, but not as clean as H110. It reminds me of Titegroup, as it smokes a bit more and is a bit dirtier some other powders. Still shoots great, however.

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Re: 2400 powder - latest batch

Elmer Keith, a well known writer and hunter back in the day, used 22 grains of 2400 with a 240gr Keith lead bullet for his 44Mag. He swore by it. One comment he wrote about was he always found a little un burnt powder in the snow in front of him when shooting that load. Mr. Keith was instrumental in the development of the 44 Magnum.

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