I like the .44 Special for rapid double action work. Its recoil seems right at the limit of controllability for quick repeated shots. Where as, if using a double-action .44 Magnum, recoil takes too long to recover from, for multiple fast shots. Again, hand loaders, bullet casters never have to consider the availability or cost of factory ammunion...we just keep shooting.
Not often mentioned by Christians: Numbers 31:17-18