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I've had a tracker for a few months, only run 44 specials through it, so far maybe 100.
friday i ran 255gr Keith's 14gr 2400, decent crimp, not excessive.
very smoky, it was like shooting my cheap 1954 22lr.

should 2400 be producing a lot of smoke or was it lead maybe ?
 

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You talking smoked/sooty cases, or is it smoke from the muzzle? Muzzle smoke is usually the lube.
 

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It's probably the bullet lube. I had some once that had a very soft lube on them, and the guy next to me asked if I was shooting black powder!
 

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I use that Keith bullet, Lyman 429421, in my 44's. I cast my own, soft and loob them with soft loob. yeah, they are smokey, in 44 Special worse than in 44 magnum. In Magnum it seems that the higher pressure burns the smoke a little better. Try some Accurate #9 or H-110, they both burn hotter than 2400. I never use a slow powder, 2400, A#9 or H-110 in 44 Special. Use a mid range burn rate powder, the pressure curve will peak faster and you'll get more complete ignition. Experiment with different powders. It's all fun, even the dirty smokey stuff.
 

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I use that Keith bullet, Lyman 429421, in my 44'a. I cast my own, soft and loob them with soft loob. yeah, they are smokey, in 44 Special worse than in 44 magnum. In Magnum it seems that the higher pressure burns the smoke a little better. Try some Accurate #9 or H-110, they both burn hotter than 2400. I never use a slow powder, 2400, A#9 or H-110 in 44 Special. Use a mid range burn rate powder, the pressure curve will peak faster and you'll get more complete ignition. Experiment with different powders. It's all fun, even the dirty smokey stuff.
thanks for the info.
 
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