I would like some light target loads for my Dan Wesson 744 revolver. Rather than having 44 magnum full strength loads and 44 magnum light target loads I have am going to load some light 44 special loads for the Dan Wesson. It will be much easier to not accidentally put 44 special loads in my Desert Eagle than light 44 magnum loads that look very similar. I currently load 240gr jhp for 44 magnum. For some light weight wimpy but reliable 44 special loads what bullet should I use? I could stay with the 240gr JHP and not stock an extra bullet? Or would a light (~180gr?) cast bullet be better for a soft shooting load that my teenage daughter would enjoy? I know about carbon build up in magnum revolver chambers when using special loads... but I actually clean my firearms on a regular basis so I am not worried about 44 special loads making 44 mag loads not seat correctly in my Dan Wesson. There are a lot of mild 44 special load data out there but if you have a pet bullet / powder combination you love please feel free to post it. I do not go below book starting loads or use internet recommendations without some reliable book values to back them up. P.S. I have not ordered 44 special cases yet so I might be persuaded to load some light 44 magnum with cast bullets. I will only load jacketed bullets for my Desert Eagle so 44 Magnum loads with cast bullets would be easy to differentiate. I don't cast and am not really interested in taking up that branch of the hobby at this time. I know the extra space between the bullet and the forcing cone with 44 special length cases has been reported to have an adverse effect on accuracy. How about wad cutters?