Soft point 44 magnum ammunition is one of the superior hunting loads available in this caliber. The soft lead tip is partially jacketed by a copper case. Soft point bullets are designed to maximize penetration, while allowing for some expansion and deformity. That allows these to be a good ammunition for hunting both medium and large-sized game. The semi-jacketed ammunition allows for more penetration that a hollow point, but deforms and mushrooms creating a larger wound channel.
A soft point, or "sp" round, does not expand as much as a hollow point, but this is often desirable to achieve more penetration and reach vital organs. Soft point ammunition also feeds more reliably than hollow points in semi-automatics like the Desert Eagle and Coonan 44 Magnum.