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    charter arms boomer carry report

    _MG_5324.JPG_MG_5323.JPG_MG_5316.JPG I am digging the charter arms 44 sp. "BOOMER" it is a lite alloy frame and thin cylinder gun. it is about the same as a 38. in fact it took a j frame Tylor T grip. it fits right in the front pocket and I carry it all day with no problem. I shoot it with a milder load 7.5 gr. of unique and a 200gr. lead boolit, as it is a little snappy but it aint a gun you shoot a lot anyway. I am going to order a 216 gr. HBWC and load them backwards with the gapping hp forward, it should be interesting to load it with those,,,,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    Very nice! I have a Taurus Mod 445 44 SPL snubby that I sometimes carry. Its definitely a bigger revolver and won't easily fit in the front pocket.
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    I did some experimenting loadong hollow base wad cutters up side down in ,38 ca. They were devastating short range for puttng down a sick animal, but any distance beyond a few feet and the bullet would tumble and be very inaccurate. Has to do with the weight being in the rear.
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    yep, this thing is for very close social work so the HBWC backwards should be perfect. even tumbling it would be devastating!
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    I bought my wife a 44 Bulldog in stainless after I sold her 38 Spl Diamondback. All I had to reload was 240 SWC cast, which proved to be a little too much for her. Found some 185 grain full wadcutter online from Stateline Bullets and will see if these are easier for her to comfortably handle.

    Charter makes these in quite a few calibers now, including 45 ACP, 40 S&W, and 41 Mag. Being a 41 Mag fan and shooter, I can’t imagine firing a Charter in this caliber. It’s got to be a handful.
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    B e careful using your own loads in a self protection shooting. I have been told by friends that are leo's that in a court room that could turn out to be not so good.
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    what is "own loads"? I am an old man, I am confused, can somebody please take me home?
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    I have done some backwards HBWC load experiments only in 38-357 so far. I have varied the hardness of the bullet and went up and down on velocity. I found as long as you keep them down to 700-750 fps they do very well at SD ranges. Shot from m15-m19 & m27.
    Making them harder didn't help. You couldn't shot at higher velocity so I went back to soft mix. I am waiting on a 44 HBWC mold in a group buy. I haven't shot HBWCs in 44 yet. I'm sure results will be the same as 38-357. I'm not wanting to shoot them backwards any who. I shoot WCs 95% of the time since most is target shooting. I have shot a deer with Button Nose 242g WC at 850fps and it lowered its oil pressure instantly. I think a WC of soft alloy would be a good SD load the way it is.
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    yep, I just ordered my mold from NOE molds this morning. it should be interesting. I plan to use pure lead around 750fps. they should go "SPLAT",,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

    I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone,,,,,,,,,

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    I cast mine pure lead with a touch of tin. My mix is 5lb lead / 2" of 50:50 bar solder. It adds just enough to prevent leading and stored bullets stay bright and clean. For shooting bad guys I might drop the tin for the extra value of the wound infection factor. My 44 WC mold is an old Ideal 185gr. I have been looking for the button nose in 200gr range. 44WC molds are hard to come by unless you got to Lee or other alumilum makes. I don't like alumilum molds for two reasons. They don't hold up and they don't tend to have good square corners on grease grooves. The Lee is made for Allox tumble lube. 45WC molds are scarce too. I guess the bullseye shooters are not enough market for Lyman & RCBS to make a selection of them.
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