44 spl. S/W

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Adelbertcat, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Adelbertcat

    Adelbertcat New Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    N> Calif.
    I recently purchased some reloding equipment at an estate sale. There were 220 loaded 44 spl rounds with it. A friend of mine has a 44 mag. I was wondering if it's safe to shoot 44 spl in a 44 mag like it is for 38 spl in a 357 mag?

  2. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    Yes it is very safe to shoot 44 spcl in a 44 mag but I would be very reluctant to shoot any reloads that I could not confirm who loaded them. I am sure you would agree that your hands, eyes and perhaps even your life is not worth gambling with for the price of 4 boxes of cartridges that you don't know the origin. I would either pull the bullets to save the cases and bullets or look for the closest trash can.

  3. Adelbertcat

    Adelbertcat New Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    N> Calif.
    Thanks for the info Muddober
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  4. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    muddober said it all!!! I totally agree.

  5. Jim White

    Jim White New Member

    Shooting .44 Special from a .44 Magnum pistol is like shooting .38 Special from a .357 Magnum. Is it safe? "Yes". A Special is not as powerful as a Magnum load, but it'll suffice.