My go to load in .44Spec is the Skeeter load (7.5g of Unique under 240g SWC). That's around 1000fps. Then there is the Keith load which is 17g of 2400 under 240g SWC. Runs about 1200fps. I've shot it, but much prefer the Skeeter load for general use. Would not shoot either of these loads in a Bulldog, but fine in the medium frame flattop BH. Don't take my word for it though, do your own research.
Here is the Treasure Trove of .44 Spec articles
Pay particularly to the Brian Pearce, Seyfried, and Taffin articles, but all are good reading!
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.
Last edited by rclark; February 25, 2013 at 09:39 AM.