I have heard all the horror stories about reloading the 44-40 none have come true. Heard that I would loose alot of brass at match that has truned out wrong too. Even the very old folks come forward to help point them out. I loose very little brass at matchs when I shoot my 44-40. 38sp. well if they can get it quick they will if not they don't. So your going to loose some of that.