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Ruger Super Blackhawk

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I have been playing with loads for my 44 subgunfan has helped me out some. The problem I ran into was severe leading with .429 255gr SWC correct me if I am wrong SGF. Well I checked my cylinders and for some reason someone has opened them up or something to .431 to .432 supposed to have been a new gun from a Ruger rep wrong I got it home and had to clean the suit off of it. .429's fell through it. I was told not to try bigger bullets but everything I have researched has told me to do so. My first loads were 240gr SWC .432 from Dardas great bullets by the way over 20gr. of 2400 . No signs of leading and at 40yds put all six in a small bull touching each other. Could anyone guess at velocity all I want is a good deer sized load out to 50yds right now I just want it to be adequate (plenty of knock down) humanely dispatch deer.
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I spent hours cleaning it when I got it and after I shot it with the .429 bullets. This time after shooting the .432's it required a lot less cleaning it seemed to have no lead deposits at all just powder. When I shot the 429's the first two shots were right on then they just spread out after that with severe leading after five or six shots. I did notice one other thing about the .429's the bullets in the cylinders next to the one being fired actually melted the lead of the bullets to where there was a notch in them. It could have been they were a little longer than the .432's when seated. I think the bullets just being that small for the cylinder had enough gases escape arround them to start melting them. Like I have said all I know is from shooting it and researching (reading) on the topic but it seemed to fix my problem with larger bullets. My only question remains do I have enough ooomph to properly kill a deer. I do not have a chrony but intend to in the near future.
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Thanks for the replys
Well I tried store baught ammo of .429 and it was like the lead .429 all over the paper. The barrel slug .429ish but the cylinders are opened up on it for some reason. If I could get a cast bullet to punch a good wound channel that is all I need. I think I could live with the load I worked up with no leading just need to know if the bullet will do the job and at a good enough velocity.
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