Re: 44 special wadcutter loads
More years ago then I care to count, I would take Keith 245 Grain bullets (Lyman # 429421), file off the nose flat and use them in a 1960's vintage 44 magnum flat top Blackhawk as a wadcutter.
Crimped in the original crimp groove, used 6.0 grains of Unique, standard large pistol primer, and 44 special case. This worked becase the wadcutter seating depth was the same as the original semi-wadcutter, so no pressure problems. Since they were shot from a Blackhawk with a 6 1/2 barrel the recoil was not an issue.
No chronograph in those days and bunch of work to file off the nose. I never bothered to weigh them.
Shot a few cottentails at short range and didn't leave much but coyote food.
I think Old Grump's suggestion of using AA #5 has merit, since it is cleaner burning then my old Unique back then.
Brings up old memories, now retired with time to spare. I might just try doing that again.
Just for old times sake
Hope this helps you.