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Old 12-03-2011, 07:28 PM
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I liked those bullets' design quite a bit. I shot an awful lot of the 240 grain softpoints in .44, both in warm .44 Special and .44 Magnum handloads.

For a while, I carried the W-W 145 grain Silvertip as a duty round. I worked up loads with both -2400 and W-296 with the Speer 146 grain bullets that duplicated the Winchester load's velocity, as a practice round.

David: It is normal for jacketed bullets to develop higher pressures at the same velocities as lead bullets, or for a lead bullet load to become too hot pressure-wise when the same data is used with a jacketed bullet substituted for the lead one. If you change bullets, even of the same weight, you need to work up your loads again.
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