View Full Version : Double Check PSI Pressure for Skelton 44 Special Load?

01-11-2017, 4:57 AM
Trying to double check the pressures for the "Skelton Load" for 44 Special. (7.5gr Unique/240-250gr SWC)

An old data sheet I have lists it as 11,250 psi. Another lists it as 11,000 cup. But those are the the only 2 I can find that list the pressures.

Does this look about right?

01-11-2017, 8:02 AM
Neither of these look correct for Skeeters load.
The max pressure for standard 44 special loads is something like 14000psi. I am pretty sure that Skeeters load is around 20000psi. Brian Pearce reviewed the 44 special extensively in Handloader Magazine and I remember that Skeeters load was in the 20000 area. The Elmer Keith load (15g of 2400 under a 250g SWC) was ~25000psi.


01-11-2017, 11:21 AM
Just happen to be loading .44 special, 11250 cup.