I have a 396 .44 Spl and a 340PD .357. The 396 says "Max Bullet 200 grain" and the 340 says "No less than 120 gr bullet".
Any insight on why these Air Lites are labeled opposit when it comes to heavy bullets? I was told the recoil of heavy loads in the .44 Spl might cause the bullet to "jump crimp" and come out of the case enough to jam the cylinder. If this is the case wouldn't it be just as bad, if not worse in a heavier bullet in the .357?
How about a heavily crimped case and a heavier hard cast bullet in the .44? This thing weighs less than half of my Dan Wesson .44 Mag, so I was hoping my wife could carry it while we're ATVing. While the lighter bullets are better'n fingernails in a fight with a bear...a heavier cast bullet might even the odds a little more.
I know a .44 Spl ain't ideal for bear protection, but a .44 Spl in your hand is better than a .45-70 back at the house...and we're more likely to carry something if it's lighter and more comfortable.