The 2400 smokeless handgun powder magnum and other pistol magnum loads are especially popular. The shooter may also choose to change the bore size of the gun from 22 Hornet to 410. There was good news for the 218. The grain is flaky.
Alliant Smokeless Powder has been manufactured with a century’s worth of knowledge and the industry’s most stringent quality controls. Regular analysis in a ballistics laboratory checks the chemical composition, grain size, and density to ensure consistency.
When reloading magnum handguns, 2400 smokeless powder is widely regarded as the “gold standard.” This includes cartridges like the 44 Remington Magnum. Shotgun rounds originally designed for the 22 Hornet can also be fired from the 2400, as can the 218 Bee and the 410 Bore Shotgun.
Important safety information from the manufacturer:
Don’t go above the recommended loads in the reloading manual.
Never combine different powders, regardless of brand or origin.
Smokeless powder should never be used in place of black powder.
Luca Ortiz –
Alliant 2400 is excellent in Magnum handguns and my .44 Magnum chambered lever action. This powder produces more consistent loads in my volumetric measurement system when compared to many flake powders.
Pierce Mcbride –
Good 44 magnum powder for my range rifle needs.
Johann Dillon –
THE powder for magnum pistols in .357 and larger. For the T/C Contender, its makes a perfect .30-30 Win medium load with hard cast lead for close-in pig hunting and small varmints. The old T/C load book always had several recipes for 2400 which were intended for hunting.