So I traded for some Hornady 265-gr FTX .430" bullets
. Figured I could load them in some .44 Mag cases and workup a decent deer load. WRONG!
These are too long for .44 Magnum. I realized that they wouldn't work in revolvers pretty quickly as I had a revolver at the bench with me and tried them in the cylinder only to see the polymer nose sticking out the front. No problem, I have a Rossi Ranch hand in .44 Mag and they should work in that, right? WRONG AGAIN!
Looking at Hornady's website this bullet is for the .444 Marlin. The correct FTX bullet for .44 Mag is the 225-gr variant
So now I have a tube full of cartridges in my Ranch Hand that won't chamber. Those will be fun to get out. Then I get to pull them all down.
Just another day of playing around with load development. Learn from my mistakes.
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