Retail Ammo availability and cost ....you only have one choice ( .44 Mag )....
If you want to get into reloading ...the driving cost is in the bullet...so the heavier the bullet / the more expensive it will be per round.../ but you're probably not going to shoot 5,000 rds a yr thus a .454 Casull or 475 Linbaugh ...or whatever either...so its relative.
My costs to reload .44 mag / 240gr Montana Gold bullet is at about $ 10 for a box of 50 rds - way under retail of around $ 28 in my area.
In terms of platforms ...I will always favor the S&W model 29's or 629's in
a .44 mag.
Last edited by BigJimP; September 10, 2012 at 07:02 PM.