I have started carrying the Alaskan for a CCW. W296 has been my main stay powder for 44 mag for years but was looking to work up a new load that is not as hot as what I have now. Make no mistake about it there is nothing wrong with W296 or H110 and could back the charge down. I just want to try something different. I was looking at Ramshot data For Silhouette powder and noticed they have a recipe using 200gn HDY XTP bullets that sounds about like what I am looking for. I have switched to it in my 45 ACP's and it seems to work very well. Have any of you tried it in the 44 mag and what were the results????