Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES > Ammo and Reloading
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ammo and Reloading Factory Ammunition, Reloading, Components, Load Data and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2019, 6:28 PM
BigBronco's Avatar
BigBronco BigBronco is offline
CGSSA Specialist
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Off my meds!
Posts: 6,169
iTrader: 165 / 100%
Blog Entries: 2
Default 44mag for Henry

So. I am not a newbie to loading 44. Been loading 22 to 24 grains of 240p under a 24pg Keith Ford over 30 years.

So what load does your Henry Big Boy like?
__________________
"Life is a long song" Jethro Tull
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2019, 6:46 AM
Ki6vsm Ki6vsm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Have you slugged your barrel? Just curious what the actual size is.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-03-2019, 6:48 AM
Ki6vsm Ki6vsm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I should add, I don't own a Henry. I have a 20 year old Marlin in 44 mag.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-03-2019, 12:04 PM
BigBronco's Avatar
BigBronco BigBronco is offline
CGSSA Specialist
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Off my meds!
Posts: 6,169
iTrader: 165 / 100%
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Have not slugged it. Pretty much still new in the box.
__________________
"Life is a long song" Jethro Tull
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-03-2019, 2:32 PM
Divernhunter Divernhunter is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Denair, Ca
Posts: 7,825
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

I loaded 240gr JSP with H-110 and a mag primer. It shot well. That was in a new Henry rifle. I have been loading a long time but do not know what "240P and 24pg Keith Ford" are???
__________________
A 30cal will reach out and touch them. A 50cal will kick their butt.
NRA Life Member, NRA certified RSO & Basic Pistol Instructor, Hunter, shooter, reloader
SCI, Manteca Sportsmen Club, Coalinga Rifle Club, Escalon Sportsmans Club & NAHA Member, Madison Society member
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-04-2019, 5:16 PM
BigBronco's Avatar
BigBronco BigBronco is offline
CGSSA Specialist
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Off my meds!
Posts: 6,169
iTrader: 165 / 100%
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Divernhunter View Post
I loaded 240gr JSP with H-110 and a mag primer. It shot well. That was in a new Henry rifle. I have been loading a long time but do not know what "240P and 24pg Keith Ford" are???
Sorry for the Typo

22 to 24 grains of 2400 under a 240g Keith
__________________
"Life is a long song" Jethro Tull
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2019, 5:28 PM
Ki6vsm Ki6vsm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Another question. Is this your first .44 rifle? I have read that it can be tricky getting some SWC (like Keith?) to cycle in a levergun. Have you tried yours yet? Again, Marlin owner, not Henry owner. I have not experimented with SWCs myself.

Otherwise, there are plenty of RNFP 240g bullets available. and 200s as well. Either that or run jacketed FPs for a little more money?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2019, 6:17 PM
BigBronco's Avatar
BigBronco BigBronco is offline
CGSSA Specialist
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Off my meds!
Posts: 6,169
iTrader: 165 / 100%
Blog Entries: 2
Default

I have had a Marling 1894 in 357 for years never a problem with 158g semi-wad cutters. once a friend did however I think he side loaded it.
I have not yet shot the Henry. So yes it would be my first 44mag rifle.

Being a tube fed I would be hesitant to try a round nose.
__________________
"Life is a long song" Jethro Tull
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-04-2019, 7:33 PM
Ki6vsm Ki6vsm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigBronco View Post
I have had a Marling 1894 in 357 for years never a problem with 158g semi-wad cutters. once a friend did however I think he side loaded it.
I have not yet shot the Henry. So yes it would be my first 44mag rifle.

Being a tube fed I would be hesitant to try a round nose.
Not round nose. Round Nose Flat Point. RNFP. Very common. Perfect for leverguns. Rounded profile leaves no edges to catch on anything as the bullet works its way up from from the tube to the chamber. I confess I have not shot hard-cast lead bullets through my Marlin, but I have shot a lot of plated RNFP bullets. Fed with no problems at all.

The admittedly gigantic pic below is a 240gr laser-cast bullet from one of the dozens of companies around the country making hard-cast bullets. But you can try your Keith bullets if you have a bunch loaded up, before spending money on something new. You might get lucky.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-04-2019, 7:41 PM
Ki6vsm Ki6vsm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

FWIW, guys in here are indicating mixed results with Keith style bullets. But some have had success in certain calibers. Seating dept can be critical. And a few say the key is to bevel or round the edge of the chamber mouth, like you might with a semi-auto pistol to make it run well with SWCs:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-Keith-bullets

It's also mainly about how they cycle in a Marlin. Maybe Henry chambers are a little different? Better hopefully.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:40 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
Calguns.net and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.