I took a 10-point that scored 146&1/8" with my 96/44 during this years Wisconsin deer season. I was using Winchester 240 gr sp ammunition purchased at the local Walmart. The bullet entered the lungs on one side, angled back and exited the other side just behind the rib cage but no blood trail! The buck went 200-225 yards into heavy cover and I was just lucky to find him. What do others use for loads for white tail, bear and hogs in your .44s and what do estimate that effective range of your load? Does it normally leave you with a blood trail? My buck was 125-130 yards when I shot.