.44 Special Loads
I just got into reloading and turned out my first 50 hand loads of .44 magnum. 240gr SWC with 6.5 grains of Unique (the book said 6.7gr of powder). This load was so much fun to shoot compared to full powered factory rounds I had shot before. I'd like to load .44 specials and shoot them out of the 7 1/2" Redhawk, but the .44 special loads in my book are done out of a Charter Arms with a 3" barrel. I don't want to risk getting bullets stuck in the barrel but, I really like the lighter .44 loads is it safe to try these light loads in a longer barrel than what was tested.
Why do jacketed bullets use more powder than lead bullets of the same weight.