HS-6 for .44 mag. Anyone use it for light loads?

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Maverick

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Actually the reason I use it is because. I wanted it for light loads for the 44 and can use this powder for several other rounds such as 38 special 357 mag 9 mm and 45 ACP.
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contender

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I use it in several big bore handguns. I follow the accuracy when testing powders, primers & bullets. It all depends,,, upon what the gun likes as to what I settle on as the final recipe.
 

454PB

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HS-6 is one of those powders that works well in a lot of different calibers, and really shines in one....9mm.
 

lolbell

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I find that HS-6 needs to be at the upper end of it’s pressure limits to burn clean, I don’t use it for anything light.
 

5of45

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I’ve used it in 44 Mag and 44 Special with good results. HS6 gives great performance in my 45 Colt and is probably my favorite there.
I find once you get to the middle of its range it typically cleans up and gets right.
Sort of sooty at the low end, but don’t let that discourage you.
 

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