Yes and Yes, but ya ever hear of the 38 Special - .357 Mag interchange?Okay guys maybe I pulled that trigger too fast.
Guys, 10mm and 40SW can use the same bullets and less powder.
Maybe marginal but the point stands - reload reload reload instead of paying
Very little in costs, similar results. The 44 Mag and Special is a good one too, just more money.
I've always had a revolver or two, both SA and DA. In the last couple of years my interests have turned back towards DA revolvers.
I had a Mod 69 4". Great L-Frame 44 Mag. Near Nasty with 44 Mag. Pure pussycat with 220 gr cast in 44 Special.
Picked it up because I thought it would be a neat replacement for a 686+ 4" I'd sold a few years before.
Still looking for a 686+. I think it's nearly the perfect "do it all" revolver.
In general, I think the S&Ws are a little more graceful than the Rugers, but a Ruger is as tough as nails and the best route to go if interested in a Singe Action.