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44 Mag powder Bar
« on: December 02, 2011, 09:20:21 pm »
I am set up to load 44 mag except a powder bar.  I have a "OO" powder housing.  I have heard 2400 is good for the 44 mag but I cant throw that large with out getting a bigger housing.  Any suggestions?  Many Unique powder?  Can I get a decent charge of that threw a "OO" size bar?

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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 10:12:27 pm »
I would say that you could get by with a 1/2" housing, and a 5/8" housing might be a better choice.   Rich Daniels makes 5/8" Powder Slide Housings and 5/8" Adjustable Powder slides.  I make a 1/2" Powder Slide that accepts Hornady bushings.  The Powder slide kit includes spacers to convert your 00 powder slide housing to a 1/2" housing.

Hornady's largest bushing drops 15.5 grains of 2400.  With no bushing in place the 1/2" hole in the 1/2" powder slide will drop about 21.5 grains of 2400
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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 07:56:03 am »
I have a 1/2" bar that is stamped 4227- 18 gr which will compute to about 18.6 -2400 .I do not know if the hole has been opened up. It measures about . 460".
I also have  a 5/8" bar stamped 296-22gr which will compute to about 19 gr 2400. This bar may have been opened up as it also measures .460".
I have not checked either to see what they throw.
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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 10:13:02 pm »
Anyone have an OEM "OOO" or "OOOO" housing and bar?  For Sale?

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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 10:26:29 am »
Actually, "000" and "0000" are Rich Daniels designations.   Star referred to these as 1/2" and 5/8"

I have never seen an OEM 5/8" powder slide housing and I don't think Star made them.  As mentioned before, Rich Daniels does make and sell them.  Star sold 5/16" spacers to convert a "00" powder slide housing to a 5/8" housing.
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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 11:46:39 am »
Greetings,

My Father-in-law has a mix of Star and Phelps machines. In a parts box he does have a powder housing stamped "5/8". It is a casting, so I think it is an original Star or Phelps item. The parts are 20+ years old, long before replica items appeared.

There is also a mating brass powder bar stamped "20 gr 2400". Again, impossible to tell who machined it.

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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 12:38:34 pm »
I know Star sold 5/8" powder slides, I have seen them listed on their price lists, but I have never seen a 5/8" powder slide housing, so it's good to hear that they actually did make them.  .

I'm not surprised that they made them, I just figured that by now I would have seen one.  I have seen plenty of "00" housings converted to 5/8" with spacers.
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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 03:04:16 pm »
I recently purchased a  5/8"  Powder Housing, Part #71 from Bill Cunningham.. :o
It looked like a Star made part.. ::)
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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 09:36:47 pm »
How recent was it?  How much did it cost?

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Re: 44 Mag powder Bar
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 12:44:22 am »
Invoice was for  $34.00  plus shipping ? and Dated  8-12-2011... ;)

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Richard Daniels (Barrel tester) makes one for $40.00 plus $8.00 Shipping............... ;D
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