The .44 Magnum has inspired this thought. I got into said earlier in the year and wondered why I had not earlier. I can, and have, run everything from delightfully light .44 Specials to hot loaded, wrist-cracking heavy .44 Magnum loads. I've found the factory-loaded 240-grain loads seem like the "sweet spot" and work just fine. It runs fine both in revolver (Model 29) and automatic (Desert Eagle XIX) form and it hits with authority. I haven't taken it hunting, though it has been a blast for informal shooting and packed when hiking. A pleasant memory from this past August was me and the Smurfy-One, on a blistering hot day, taking turns knocking over metallic silhouettes up at the home range (she with her 9㎜ and me with the aforementioned revolver). All that musing aside, is there a cartridge you adopted and thought "why did I not get into this one a long, long time ago?" What were the reasons why?