Having a .44 magnum revolver does not mean you have to shoot .44 magnum cartridges. It will shoot .44 Special just fine. I have a S&W 329PD for my hiking/fishing carry. It is light weight and not a burden. I carry it with Buffalo Bore Heavy 185 grain .44 Special loads. I reload .44 magnum cases with 200 grain Gold Dots at the .44 Special ballistics for practice. .44 magnum rounds out of this light weight revolver are a bear, and I only shoot them occasionally simply because I load 5 .44 Specials and the 6th is a .44 magnum. I know when it is time to reload without counting.
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