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Contender load recommendations

I just acquired a 12",.44 rem.mag.barrel.what bullet and powder do I want for whitetail out to 100yds?I will be loading my own shells.Any help is greatly appreciated.Thanks much.
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Re: Contender load recommendations

Hogdon's web site has loads specifically geared for 15" hand gun barrels. I use it for my heavy big bore loads often.

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Re: Contender load recommendations

Order a T/C load book, load book USA, prints 2 manuals specific to all Contender calibers, Cabelas and Midway has them.
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Re: Contender load recommendations

I had a .44 mag Super 16 barrel for my TC Contender. I loaded a 300 gr soft point under 28 grains of H110. Still use this in my deer rifle today, a HR Handi in 44.
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Re: Contender load recommendations

A just about maximum charge of 4227 with a 240 gr jsp shoots really well out of my 12" encore in 44 mag. as always your own load development will tell you what your rig shoots best.

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Re: Contender load recommendations

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I had a .44 mag Super 16 barrel for my TC Contender. I loaded a 300 gr soft point under 28 grains of H110. Still use this in my deer rifle today, a HR Handi in 44.
Which HR .44 do you have? The Talo Carbine or the 22 inch barrel full size? I have the Talo Carbine(trapper) and I love it. I can carry it all day. Very light.

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I had a .44 mag Super 16 barrel for my TC Contender. I loaded a 300 gr soft point under 28 grains of H110. Still use this in my deer rifle today, a HR Handi in 44.
28gr? That's about 8 grains (40%) over max in most books.
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I had a .44 mag Super 16 barrel for my TC Contender. I loaded a 300 gr soft point under 28 grains of H110. Still use this in my deer rifle today, a HR Handi in 44.
28gr? That's about 8 grains (40%) over max in most books.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that saw this! 19 gr of H110 is the max load per Hogdon.

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Winchester LP primer,Hornady 240 XTP, fueled by 24 gr. of H-110, fast,and flat.
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