Shot some of my first .44 handloads on Sunday at Birchwood. I loaded some 240 jhp for my .44 revolver & rifle, using the same load. I also tested some .44 revolver-only loads. I was happy that all the rounds I shot went BANG! I also shot some of my 38 special 125 jhp (thanks Mauserboy ); three of my .38's wouldn't go into the revolver cylinder, but besides that, all went well. I kinda did the cardinal sin and loaded 300 of the .38's without testing them first, BUT I was at my buddy's using his Dillon and kinda had the nod from him.
After the new year I'm going to try and work up a 30.06 load. I'm afraid I'll probably dent a lot of cases figuring out the lube process, but I've got a lot of '06 brass.
Btw, do they make carbide .444 dies, since its a straight walled case?