Alrighty folks, i have been hunting a Ruger Model 44 (.44 magnum) and finally found one. It is a shooter! Should be fun come hunting season. Being a tube fed, semi auto rifle, the factory (and common sense) dictates a flat nose bullet. I picked up (for a good price) a couple hundred 240 gr JHP bullets for reloading. Would all of you think these would work fine as far as riding in and not firing off in the tube under recoil? I personally think they would be fine...but would hate to find out the hard way! Second, what would constitute a near factory load for 240 gr bullets? I will be using 2400 powder at this time as thats what i have and use for my .357s at the moment and not going to be buying any new powders for a while. I will also be using Large pistol magnum primers. Looking thru my Lyman manual it is suggested with 2400 under a 240gr JHP 18.4gr starting load and 20.5 gr as the max load....i was thinking 19 gr even would be good. Thoughts, ideas, suggestions???