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I have an old S&W J-frame in .44 spl.
Finding ammo for this gun is near impossible, but expensive. The gun is approximately 30 years old and in excellent condition.

Called Harry's, Sportsmen's, Arjay's, Dicks; nobody in NJ stocks .44 spl.

Bought a box of PMC Cowboy ammo. Very Dirty, and inconsistant.

Is Cowboy Ammo different from regular? Any brands I should be aware of?
 

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pla930,

.44 Spl is not uncommon. You should be able to find it in almost any decent size sports store. Ramsey Outdoors, Ray's etc. up North here.

Cowboy ammo is normally low velocity soft lead loads because they shoot a lot of steel targets in Cowboy Action Shooting.

It is a great cal. and fun to reload.

Are you sure you have a J frame in .44? I don't remember S&W making a J frame .44.
 

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Gnttn is right on he money and you can save a ton of money reloading. The J frame I thought was the smaller frame for the chief speicals etc. The .44 is the N Frame, Gnttn?
 

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I'm not sure - I was told by someone it was a J. Could be wrong -

Great gun though. I shot 50 rounds of the PMC ammo - I would like a wc or swc load.
 

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It's a big Humphrey Bogart gun. It probly is an N.
 

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So is the smokeless cowboy stuff ok to shoot?
 
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