Originally Posted by Tiro Fijo
It's an apples to airplanes comparison. The .44 Special is loaded weak intentionally by factories as there are many old handguns extant.
What scenario? Shooting bad guys? Hunting buffalo? Your question is too broad. However, if you don't reload you'll go broke shooting factory .44 Special. I have both calibers and reload.
Of course it's a broad question, and I made that clear at the outset. If you could only have a .357 Magnum or a .44 Special revolver which one would you choose?