Originally Posted by JonM
Use load data for 44 special. You can fire 44 special out of a 44 magnum same way you can 38 special out of a 357 magnum.
One caveat if your using 44 magnum cases and 44 spl data use 44 magnum oal same is true of downloading 357mag.
I was kind of wondering if that would work. I handload for my 45acp and did load for the two 357 mags for my parents revolvers. The 357s seemed a bit easier to do for some reason. I think its because there are no recoil springs to take into account.
I'm used to playing around in the normal handload parameters instead of having to really down play the power factor in any of my ammo until now.
One thing I'm not certain about is the primers. What are the pros and cons of using 'magnum' primers vs typical primers?
Appreciate the feedback guys, I still have to find a place to shoot but I want to get my reloading stuff together and make some sample loads for when I do. I moved to the greater Denver area just recently, and the prices are god awful for the nearby ranges. I miss my $5 a session pice already