Interestingly firing a .44 Magnum with a full cartrige loaded for maximum burn pressure and muzzle velocity with a hollow point bullet into sand is very dissapointing. There is a loud bang, a hard jerk along the arms and into the shoulders,a splash of sand and the bullet is recovered, buried about 3 inches into the sand.Just a 3/4 inch dia.mushroom of lead with the copper base buried in the base of the mushroom. No signs of the metal side jacket which is enveloped by the lead mushroom.--1000HrsFallout3 (talk) 09:40, October 10, 2012 (UTC)