This is my all around target load for my 44 mag's: 240 gr lead bullet over 9 grs of Unique primed with a std large pistol primer. these clock around 1000 fps out of a 5.5" bbl. Cheap and easy on the eears and hands.Thanks guys I got to looking and your right nsb the brass is definitely different. I do reload for the 44 mag already but am wanting to find something with lighter recoil although admittedly I have only loaded cast 240gr bullets so before I start reloading for an all new caliber I'm going to try a lighter bullet. I found some really light 160gr cast that I think I'll try. I just want to do some plinking but with my 240gr's shooting any more than 8-10 rounds was plenty.