I'm looking to start reloading for my 444, and I'm wondering what ya'll here might have as a good utility load, ie; plinking, target practice, hunting load for feral hogs, mulies or whitetail. Do you prefer cast or jacketed, whichever the bullet, which brand/model do you load with? Also, I don't cast my own, so I would be looking to buy cast. Thanks.
to stay with H-4198 powder, you could get a nice lower power load with about 30 grains behind a RanchDog cast 265, or beartoothbullets 290 grain cast, plenty more power with 26 grains of H-4198 behind a beartoothbullets 405 cast, or about 42 grains of H-4198 behind a 265 or 290 for plenty of speed.
and for some good fun plinking loads, google on garrison loads of 2-3 round balls. most of the references will be to 45/70, but you can adapt the loads to .444.