giorgio de galleani
21 January 2015
I have shot 44sp brass in my S&W 629 44Mag , without ill effects .
I have a weaker Peacemaker first generation clone by Uberti that gives me quite sufficient Cowboy shooting accuracy. No 44 mag P73 clone was available in Italy at the time I got my special.
Bullseye shooters better than me , told me that while there is no difference in accuracy using 38sp brass in 357M chambers , 44sp brass shoots a little worse than magnum brass in the Mag guns.
For my modest plinkers use the 44 brass case in a 44 sp gun is fantastic , and loading the hand grenades loads in the long Mag cases exclusively will prevent dangerous mistakes.
Shooting low 44 sp light loads gives me more recreational pleasure than shooting light 38sp loads.
A similar great pleasure I get shooting moderate 45ACP load in revolvers .
In a Marlin leveraction carbine I prefer to use only 44M brass at the overall lenght prescribed by the manuals, to avoid feeding problems .
Finding a good and affordable S&W double action ,long barrel target revolver would be the fullfillment of my pipe dreams.