Okay here my Red Dot load data for all that may be interested:
.44Mag 50th Flattop 6 1/2"
6.5g Red Dot, 240g SWC, CCI-300, _947fps, 11 SD, 32 ES, 15 Shots
7.0g Red Dot, 240g SWC, CCI-300, _990fps, 14 SD, 45 ES, 15 Shots
7.5g Red Dot, 240g SWC, CCI-300, 1048fps, _7 SD, 23 ES, 15 Shots
8.0g Red Dot, 240g SWC, CCI-300, 1080fps, _7 SD, 24 ES, 15 Shots
I've marked the 8.0g as accurate, but I think they all shot well. It was 32F at the time of test. All were loaded together (so crimp same), new Starline brass. Note I usually throw out an obvious high and/or low, but this case there was none.... So all 15 shots are accounted for in the above data!
A clinger. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Single Action .45 Colt (Sometimes improperly referred to by its alias as the .45 'Long' Colt or .45LC). Don't leave home without it. Ok.... the .44Spec is growing on me ... but the .45 Colt is still king.