I just purchased a Ruger Alaskan in .44mag.
My intent is to carry this as one of my CCW's. But I would like to carry .44Special in it.
I already handload the .44Mag, and have for years.
I will experiment with bullet weight, but I will be starting with 240gr JHP, which I have quite a bit of. And plenty of .44Mag brass which I can trim to .44Special length if needed.
I want to end up around 1000fps, or there abouts.
Now for the question: Should I down load .44Mag brass, or use .44Special brass. And what is the advantage or disadvantage of using either length brass.
I already know about the ring buildup using shorter brass, as I use .38Special as a practice round in my .357 SP101.
Thanks for any help you can give.