Just wondering who has experience with making 44 Special cases from range pick-up 44 Magnum cases. Being mostly a CB rifleman, I rarely play with my revolvers. In contrast, I often have one (a revolver) with me outside here in the high country. I like the compact S&W 696 44 Special for size and power.
I like oldtime stuff and that includes bullet molds. I came across an Ideal single cavity mold for the 246 gr RN 44 Special and cast up 50. I see that all my 44 Special brass is full. ....full of 250 gr Kieth SWC. Likely a far better design than any RN for the reason I carry it, but that is beside the point.
In my odd brass bucket are 39 mixed brands of 44 Mag brass, cleaned,BTW. I am cutting them down to correct length to use in the 44 Special. I used a tube mic. to measure the case wall and I think it should be fine.
Any ideas or words of wisdom beyond inside case diameter farther down the case?
My plan is to load with 6grs of Unique and the 251gr RN (my bullet's real weight) and crimp. Then give it a go. BTW- I also have a Model P in 44 Special too. We'll see if it shoots to point of aim, ...or not.