I've been getting advice and help from many of you old hands for almost three years, and still get daily reminders that I'm still an amateur.
I've had my grandfather's old 3rd gen SA .44spl for three years and have been trying to get it into shooting condition. With the help of Garza, Harton, Powers, and a few others we're gradually getting it into shape. The problems began with it's factory .434 cylinder. As of a week ago that cylinder has finally been replaced with a .429 former .357 cylinder provided by Mr. Harton. My 250gr .430 Keith style wadcutters from Matt's shoot as high as high can be with 7.5gr of Unique at 25 yards. Windage is acceptable, but elevation only becomes manageable when my front sight disappears below my rear notch. I've reduced my charge to 7.3, and then 7grs with no discernible improvement. What is step two? A. Start experimenting with other bullets/powder charges? B. Try a lighter bullet? C. Ask Mr. Powers to add a bit of height to my front sight?
The lighter faster bullet does lower POI. At 50 yards, I have been able to drop about 5". Those were hot rounds. The problem was I needed 10" drop. The hassle of different bullets for one gun only is a PITA.