How far can you shoot a 44-40?

How far can you shoot a 44-40?

44-40 is an able performer at close ranges (inside 100 yards). Anyone who has taken game at ranges of around 300 yards using a . 308 Winchester rifle loaded with 180 grain soft point projectiles will, if one pays attention, notice the similarities in wounding performance.

What is the muzzle velocity of a 44-40?

. 44-40 Winchester

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
200 gr (13 g) lead 1,245 ft/s (379 m/s) 688 ft⋅lbf (933 J)
217 gr (14 g) lead 1,190 ft/s (360 m/s) 682 ft⋅lbf (925 J)
225 gr (15 g) lead 1,000 ft/s (300 m/s) 500 ft⋅lbf (680 J)
200 gr (13 g) lead 1,100 ft/s (340 m/s) 537 ft⋅lbf (728 J)

Is a 44-40 good for deer?

44-40 Winchester is UNDERKILL for whitetail deer hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.

Do they still make a 44-40 caliber rifle?

Today you can still get a Model 1873 from Winchester chambered in . 44-40 WCF, although it is made by Miroku and is a fine rifle. 44-40 WCF is the cartridge that won the West. More Model 1873 rifles were chambered for it than all the other cartridges combined.

How many shells does a 44-40 hold?

A standard-model 73 held 15 rounds in a tubular magazine beneath the barrel. Its new cartridge was the . 44/40 Winchester, and seldom has a round of ammunition been so well matched to a rifle.

How many rounds does a Winchester 44-40 hold?

Winchester rifle

Winchester rifle series
Caliber .44-40 Winchester .38-40 Winchester .32-20 Winchester .22 Long Rifle
Action Lever action
Feed system tube magazine, 7 to 14 rounds
Sights Graduated rear sights fixed-post front sights

Is a 45 Colt more powerful than a 44 Magnum?

44 Magnum is clearly the more powerful cartridge. 45 Colt rounds that are stronger than certain . 44 Magnum round, but for similar rounds from the same product line, you will find the . 44 Magnum is the more powerful option.

Why is 44 mag ammo so expensive?

Why is 44 mag ammo so expensive? The cost to manufacture. More brass, more propellant, more lead, less common and less demand, all mean the round will be more expensive which is generally the circumstances for . 44 magnum.

Is a 44 Magnum more powerful than a 10mm?

It’s known for outstanding power; one of the cartridge we looked at had a listed muzzle energy over 1,200 ft-lbs! Again, the 10mm Auto is no weakling; it’s used to drop many of the largest and most dangerous animals on the planet. But the . 44 Magnum remains the more-powerful of the two.

What are the ballistics of a 44-40 round?

That ballistic trajectory seems fairly standard for a 44-40 round. So, with muzzle velocities fluctuating around 1000 fps and heavy grained bullets around 200 or so it seems the round is pretty flat to 100 yards and can be easily zeroed at this range. After that, it starts to drop, and quite precipitously.

What was the muzzle velocity of A.44 caliber rifle?

The model 1873 .44-40 caliber rifle fired a 200 grain lead bullet at around 1250fps from a barrel length of 20 to 24”. In handgun barrels velocities were around 950fps.

What kind of bullet does the Winchester 44-40 have?

In a further attempt to modernize the .44-40, Winchester developed a ‘High Velocity’ load featuring the 200 grain bullet at 1540fps (24” barrel). This load was eventually discontinued due to concerns over its use in weaker actions. Ultimately the .44-40 became known as the gun that won the west.

Is the 44-40 Lyman a weak brass bullet?

Like the .45 Colt, the .44-40 has also been saddled with the “weak brass” syndrome, and like the .45 Colt, the problem is not brass but the sixguns that these cartridges have been chambered for dating back more than 100 years. A long time standard load for the .44-40 with the Lyman #42798 bullet has been 18.5 grains of #2400.