Hello: I'm new to the forum, but I'm not new to Ruger firearms (My father passed down to me a .22 single-action revolver and a .22 rifle that together we used to shoot). My fingers are crossed that tomorrow I will be in possession of my third Ruger (if the tracking number data are accurate). It is a model 5041 44 Mag double-action Redhawk. When I pick it up at my local gun shop I plan to purchase ammo before I head to the range. As most, or all, of you know, the impressive advancements made by Ruger in designing the Redhawk allow for the relatively safe use of ammo that is more powerful than your everyday 44 Mag. Whereas I likely will eventually graduate to using more powerful loads, I am looking for advice for which ammo I should use in a new, non-fired, Ruger revolver. I use various brands for my other firearms, one of which is Magtech. Does anyone care to comment or share insight regarding this matter? I'm considering Magtech, 44 Magnum, FMJ-FP, brass case, 240 grain with a muzzle velocity of 1,178 fps and muzzle energy of 741 ft.-lbs. Or I might bump it up a little to a Federal (American Eagle) 44 with 1,230 fps and 805 ft.-lbs. I would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks.