I am currently not much of a handgun hunter but the thought has always appealed to me. As a long time user of traditional muzzleloaders and longbow/recurve archery tackle, I guess it is just a logical step. I have taken a little bit of incidental stuff, mostly small game with one 80lb wild pig thrown in the mix, but 90% of that was with my Single Six and I really wasn't handgun hunting. I've been kicking around the idea of using my 44 over the baits this spring so I would enjoy hearing your experiences with different cartridges, bullets, loads, barrel length etc.
I have a few loads worked up so far that shoot good out of my guns but I ain't sure which to use.
Load#1 is a 250gr Keith style plainbase, cast from wheelweights, using 20gr of 2400. haven't cronoed them but they shoot great from my 4in.
Load#2 is the 300gr Sierra jsp over some 2400 for around 1100fps. This load shoots well from my 4in as well as the 5in.
So stories, thoughts, and info would be appreciated.