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Win 296 light load

Postby Hakaman » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:19 pm

I have been loading my 44 mag with Win 296 @23g (book says 22-24g).This is a hefty load with plenty of kick. I loaded 10 rounds ea @ 21g, 20g, 19g, 18g, and 17g, and enjoy the 17g load. This of course is below the book range, and I have heard some warnings about loading this way with 296. What is your experience ?

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Re: Win 296 light load

Postby ruger22 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:48 pm

I have zero experience with reloading. Sorry I can't help. but I thought I'd post something so your new thread wouldn't be so lonely. I hope you get some good replies, but GTO is pretty dead these days.
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Re: Win 296 light load

Postby bearandoldman » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:46 pm

for light loads for 25 yards have had good licj with Trail Boss, it fills the casw well and is used for cowboy loads. try around 33 to 4 grain, have used 205 in .38 and it wors great at 25, will not hit the paper at5
this was with HBWC soft lead bullets
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Re: Win 296 light load

Postby blue68f100 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:51 am

W296/H110 does not download well at all and gets very spikey when done. This powder was designed for full power loads for the Magnums and 30 carbine. Use a different powder if you want reduced loads. TB is good as well as a few others. Most powders will be very dirty when down loaded.
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