I've only been reloading for a couple of months now, but 44 mag with Winchester 296 is the first round I started loading. Winchester manual clearly states DO NOT REDUCE the charge and use a heavy crimp. It also states 296 is not good for light bullets. I've loaded about 2000 rounds and they've all been very accurate (much more accurate than reloads I had been buying at the range. I can actually get a group!). The Winchester manual shows some loads with 231 you can reduce. Hope this helps.