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Old 02-11-2020, 02:12 PM
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Just got at nice original triple lock at local gunshow, a few weeks back. Want to load some 44 spl's for it. I have some trail boss which should be a good way to go. Looking for some Trail Boss suggested loads for the triple lock. Obviously on the mild side, don't need to hop this one up. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:32 PM
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The Hodgdon loading data shows several loads in different bullet weights for Trail Boss for you Charlie. From 165 grain lead to 240 grain LSWC.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:32 PM
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Mine shot very low with mild loads.
It's a robust N frame so not sure of the obviously part.
Elmer may have hurt a few but .....
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Heat treating didn't get under way until WWI, so thought it best to keep it on the mild side.
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I don't see what you are worrying about Charlie. SAAMI specs for .44 Special is only 15,500 psi, so I wouldn't sweat non +P loads.
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I don't use trail boss for my .44 spl loads in my TL or 3rd model. I use GT bullets 255 gr Keith style bullets loaded on top of 6.8 grs of AA#5 which produces just a little under 800 fps. It's a pretty mild load but accurate enough so that I use it my 24-3s which could handle much heaver loads.
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5.0gr W-231/HP-38 under a 240gr LRN or LSW bulllet.
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7.5 gr of unique or 17.5 gr of 2400 and the Keith bullet . Elmer never damaged any TL that I am aware of .
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