My first 44 mag was a Super Black Hawk. I got the S&W bug many moons ago and the old SBH slipped away. Recently I repaced it I've been hunting elk with a Hawken cap lock for a while and been crossing paths with numberous black bears. So now in addition to elk I got a special center fire tag concurrent with my smokepole elk tag. The chamber throats are perfectly matched with the bore and my new girl spits out the 240 lswc bullets over 1400fps across the screens @ one grain under Elmers favorite load. Accuracy is excellent I'm very happy.