Whatever works for you. I find a steady use of full magnum loads to be detrimental to my shooting skills. The trade off of cost per round vs the benefit just isn't there for me with this gun and ammo combination. Since 100% of the use of the Trapper is limited to ranges of 75 feet to 50 yards, and it's defensive role involves the use of .44Specials, full magnum loads are seldom if ever shot in it. Put simply, in this situation I would be solving a problem that didn't exist. I see no reason to beat myself or my rifle with heavy loads, in this case, on the idea that I may need to shoot a full magnum load at one point. Other guns and ammo combinations are a different story.