I recently purchased a Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. I also got a great deal on lead bullets for it. They aren't poor quality from what I understand of them, they are meant for practicing as I see it so I'm not concerned with the bullets actual performance on the target.
What does concern me is leading out my barrel. I have heard a lot of things from a lot of different guys about it and I've heard from some that it's not a worry. Other say it's not a worry with certain loads, and still others say that if I just clean it it's not a worry at all.
I did buy 1000 of these rounds so far to work up hand loads ranging from .44 special loads to .44 mag for training purposes and I'd like to know what people think of shooting lead for this purpose.
Will I kill my gun? I'm figuring I'll probably shoot 100-200 rounds a month total, maybe a little more in the summer because I carry it for bear protection and will want to be current on it, and maybe less in the winter as cold and time dictate.