So my .44 Special Bulldog range session went really well. The 240 gr. Bitterroot Valley JHP's are my favorite low-cost load that I've found so far. PLENTY of thump. Nice big heavy bullet with just the right SD loading for the gun IMHO... Muzzle velocity rated at 810 fps... Strong enough for good penetration but it's not going to excessively pound the gun OR go through a couple of walls to cause inadvertant collateral damage... That's what I like about .44 Special as opposed to .44 Magnum for the SD needs of ordinary citizens in ordinary circumstances... Five big thumper rounds in a 21 oz. (!) unit... Love the concept!
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
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