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Old 09-06-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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New guy needs help

Hi

Just joined.
I need some help.

I used to reload a Speer 240gr SJ-SWC for my 44mag ahead of around 14.5 gr of Bluedot.
I started looking around for these to do some reloading and can't find them anywhere.
They were my favorite round for this pistola. Anybody suggest a source?

I scanned this pic out of my Speer #11 Reloading Manual

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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looks a lot like all they make now are just lead SWC's, which I would think are ok since they should be much much cheaper.

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Old 09-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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I think there is hope....

I found two references to that slug. The first one is out of a pdf file that I found on the net. It has a picture of the round and calls it a "4447". It's the upper color part of this picture. The other is out of my Speer Reloading Manual Number 13. It makes reference to the 4447 round but does not have a picture of it anywhere in the book that I can find.




Now if I can find a store with enough stock to have it. Probably I should call Speer tomorrow too.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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Speer says they were discontinued 1 to 1-1/2 years ago.
Bummer
 
Old 09-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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if you dig hard enough youll find somone with a horde of your bullets stashed away
 
Old 09-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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You might be able to find them on Guns - Online Gun Auction - Guns at GunBroker.com
 
Old 09-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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turned my link into an advertisment.. strange
 
Old 09-08-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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That would be sweet
I did find 6 rounds that I had loaded last time. So I have a cylinder full. I can't believe I didn't buy up a bunch
 
Old 09-08-2009, 03:02 PM   #9
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I did find some at a store in New Zealand and they'd be happy to sell them to me but the shipping costs would equal the costs of the bullets. $70 us for shipping
I used to buy stuff from a guy in New Zealand and was always surprised at how cheap he could ship me 60 pound boxes.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hooray!
300 Speer 4447s arrived today from New Zealand
This should last a bit

 
Old 10-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #11
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congrats on hunting them down!
 
Old 10-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #12
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Thank You

Now if I could find some Speer 4684s for the Vaquero 45 I bought yesterday.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 08:35 AM   #13
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Be very careful of the Vaquero .45 It is not designed for high pressure loads.

I had the cylinder on one of them blow up on me due to overpressure. Luckily, my Angel, was hovering nearby and I wasn't injured. The cause was an accidental powder overcharge (i.e. my dumbass mistake).

For practicing with larger calibers, it's a lot easier on your hands and ears to load lighter bullets and lower velocities (laws of physics). There are a number of sources for lead bullets (way cheaper) and velocities under 1500 fps, there shouldn't be a big lead fouling issue.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 02:59 PM   #14
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Helluva thread necro there.
 
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