Owner of Buffalo Bore Tim Sundles on Anti-Personnel 44 Special Ammunition:
This load was developed to be used in ALL/ANY 44 SPL firearms including Charter Arms. Our other heavy 44 SPL loads exclude the Charter Arms as suitable for use with them. Due to popular request to make a potent defensive load in 44 SPL that can be fired in ALL 44 SPL or 44 MAG. firearms, we've developed this hard cast Wadcutter 200gr. load. It utilizes a low flash powder as nearly all defensive shooting in the US occur in low light when the criminal element is at work and it would place the shooter in a defenseless position if he or she were blinded by the flash of their own gun fire on the first shot.
As always Buffalo Bore uses real, over-the-counter firearms to determine our published, real-world velocities. We do this rather than follow the industry-wide, duplicitous practice of using extra long test barrels to generate exaggerated velocities that the ammo user will seldom, if ever see. With Buffalo Bore you can always know what velocity your ammunition is generating in the real world, versus a sterile, ambient controlled laboratory using long, highly efficient test barrels. See our real world velocities below:
This load is designed to permanently and quickly disable threats. The big flat wadcutter nose crushes tissue as it passes through, unlike mushroomed bullets that are slightly rounded on the nose and tend to slip and slide through tissue. The crushing action of the flat nose keeps penetration straight and when penetration remains straight, it is generally very deep deep enough to obtain full penetration on the largest target from any angle. The hard cast construction will not deform at these velocities so the nose profile remains constant along with bullet path and terminal damage. Noted NYPD stake out officer and gun fighter Jim Cirillo used full wadcutters in his 38 SPL revolvers because they incapacitated with certainty. Expect about 24 inches of straight-line penetration with this load. This load utilizes a hard cast (not soft lead) properly lubed bullet and will not substantially lead foul your barrel, even if you fire hundreds of rounds.