- Mar 23, 2009
- Deltona Florida
Took the Alaskan 44 to the range today. Had some 300 grain Hornadays loaded in winchester brass with a 17.7 grain dose of Lil'gun powder. Fired the second cylinder full had to push hard to eject and out pops two pieces of brass with almost half of it missing. Now several questions. How bad did I hurt the gun? And what to do with the remaining rounds? I tryed my bullet puller and they are in there tight enough that I broke the metal collet. The bullet actually expands the case somewhat. Could this be a reason for the the problem? Had this happen with the 454 alaskan and since I had never witnessed this before just thought my gun didn't like shooting 454 casul rounds and started shooting lite rounds with cast bullets and universal. But now wow. I loaded 44's years ago and never had this happen. Never had it happen with any other round either. I have loaded max loads with H-110 in 357 and 44 years ago and never had this happen. So can you guys help an idiot out?