...The Mad Hatter "rolled his own" for the first time.
Remember all the reloading components I bought a couple of weeks ago? Here's the end result: 20 rounds of .44 magnum in never-fired brass, using Remington Large Pistol primers, 240gr Speer Gold Dot GDHPs, and 19.6gr of Vihta Vuori N110 for the powder charge.
I need to seat the bullets just a little deeper, though. Using the American Eagle 240gr JHP (off to the right) as a point of comparison, the Gold Dots stick out just a fuzz. They load just fine into the Deagle, bolt closes on the entire cartridge, and extracts just fine, but the anal-retentive Teuton in me likes things to be in order.
Once done, I should be getting muzzle velocities of over 1350 fps. That's comparable to the Cor-Bon's I used to shoot through my 9mm. But, of course, those bullets weigh a good 100gr less.
I'll avoid picking on smaller calibers for now...
Going to do a little more .45 blasting in a couple of hours. Next-door neighbor would like to do some shooting.
And you know me...far be it from me that I would turn down something like that. Especially with all the .45 rounds I have to burn.