Tag: 44 Magnum

A Tour of the UR Revolver Collection

I really enjoy revolvers. I enjoy looking at them, taking care of them, loading ammunition for them, shooting them, and just generally appreciating them!  So I thought it would be fun to share with you all my collection of Smith and Wesson revolvers. Model 1905 Snub Nose 38 Special, Rare 2″ Barrel This model 1905 […]

Solved: 44 Magnum Over-Pressure Mystery

Quick update for everyone- less than a day after posting a video and article describing some dangerous looking pressure signs with 44 Magnum, you all helped me track down the problem with help from my iGaging 400x WiFi microscope! You’ll want to read my previous story to get a complete run-down on the issues I […]

Unsolved: 44 Magnum Over-Pressure Mystery

Ever go about your day doing the same things you’ve done a thousand times before and then WHAM! something unexpected happens? That’s what happened to me recently when I was shooting some 44 Magnum handloads. Having just gotten my S&W 329 PD setup for summer carry, I thought I would test some ammo with it. […]

44 Mag Summer Carry with GunfightersINC Ronin and Kenai Holsters

Up here at the “Ultimate Reloader Outpost” you never know when you’ll step near a rattlesnake, come upon a bear, or anything in between! For that reason, I like to carry a 44 Magnum: power to stop a bear, and compatible with snake-stopping shot shells. The issue? WEIGHT. My 4″ S&W 629 weighs about 2.6 […]

Alliant 2400: Versatile Magnum Pistol Powder

There are some powders that are so versatile you’ll always want to have a supply on hand. If you shoot any magnum pistol, Alliant 2400 is one of those powders! I’ve been using Alliant 2400 for a decade now, and have gotten some great results using it for both 357 Magnum, and for 44 Magnum. […]

LEE Pistol Dies: Overview and Setup

My very first set of reloading dies were LEE 44 Magnum pistol dies that came with the LEE Pro-1000 press that I started out with. Since then, I’ve acquired many more sets of LEE dies ranging from 30-06 to 9mm to 45 ACP to 357 SIG and quite a few in between. LEE Pistol Dies […]

CED M2 Chronograph: Overview, Setup, Rifle/Pistol Shooting

If you are serious about reloading ammunition, you need a good chronograph. Without one, you won’t be able to measure the consistency and performance of your loads. Furthermore, with a chronograph you can evaluate loads and load data for each particular firearm in your collection. Want to know if you’ve achieved 4000+ fps with that […]

Versatile Powders: W231 Load Data

Being able to use a single powder for multiple applications is a great benefit. This standardization can allow you to keep your powder measure loaded with the same powder, make bulk powder purchases more equitable, and generally make your life easier. One great example for pistol loaders is Winchester W231 and Hodgdon HP-38 (the same […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP: Overview Part II

In my last post, I included a video covering some of the basic features of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP progressive 5-station reloading press. In this post, I’ll finish the overview of this reloading press with another video covering the case feed system, and demonstrating the press in operation. I wanted to mention again that I’m […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP: Overview Part I

Well, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be publishing a full review of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP in Northwest Gun Magazine Issue #1! I decided that since the last overview video I shot for the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP was uploaded over 4 years ago, it was time for a refresh! In this two part series […]

Powderfunnels.com universal powder-through expander Part II

Recently, I posted an overview of the powderfunnels.com universal powder through expander. In this post, I’ve created a video (thanks everyone for the suggestion) showing how it is installed in the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP powder measure, and briefly showing it in use to load 44 Magnum. The setup is basically the same regardless of whether […]

Range Report – 44 Special Hard Cast in the Smith and Wesson 629

I get a lot of satisfaction out of shooting “bullseye” style when I go to the range. It’s a lot of fun to put in practice time, and to see that practice time (whether dry firing at home, or range time) translate to smaller and smaller groups. It’s also rewarding to spend time with a […]

Dillon XL-650 Quick Switch Kit – Magnum/Special

As tinkering guys, we are always looking to make our machinery smoother, faster, better, and more efficient. If there’s a way to squeeze more out of our equipment, chances are one of us will think of a way to make that happen! One of these tinkerers is Doug Williams. Doug is a big fan of […]

Redding T-7 Loading 44 Magnum (HD)

In this video you will see how to load 44 magnum ammunition with the Redding T-7 Turret reloading press. Specifically, you’ll see the following: – Changing calibers from 357 Magnum to 44 Magnum (sliebar priming system, shell holder) – Use of a Hornady Lock-N-Load case-activated powder measure – Sizing/Depriming, Priming, Expanding, Powder Charging, Bullet seating/Crimping […]

LNL AP Loading 44 Magnum (HD)

In this video, you’ll see an overview of how 44 Magnum ammunition is loaded with the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Progressive reloading press with EZ-Ject. Also covered is the use of the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Progressive case feeder. In this video, the Hornady Lock-N-Load progressive reloading press is setup with a combination seating and crimping die. […]

Hornady Pistol Dies

In this review, we’ll take a look Hornady’s “Custom Grade New Dimension” pistol dies. In particular, I’ll use a set of revolver dies (44 special/magnum) for this review. Summary: Overall Score: 4.5/5   Hits: – A very complete set, with accessories and replacement parts, allen wrench – Great features, Excellent quality – Comes in a […]




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