What is a 44-40 rifle good for?

What is a 44-40 rifle good for?

44-40, this cartridge does produce faster kills than smaller handgun / carbine cartridges such as the 9mm Luger. As a carbine rifle hunting cartridge loaded with high velocity (1600fps) ammunition the . 44-40 is an able performer at close ranges (inside 100 yards).

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. Ammo, if you can find it now, is relegated to cowboy action loads featuring a 225-gr. More Model 1873 rifles were chambered for it than all the other cartridges combined.

How big is a 44-40 caliber?

. 44-40 Winchester

Bullet diameter .427 in (10.8 mm)
Neck diameter .443 in (11.3 mm)
Shoulder diameter .458 in (11.6 mm)
Base diameter .471 in (12.0 mm)

When did the Winchester 44-40 rifle come out?

Winchester introduced their .44 WCF, better known these days as the .44-40, in 1873. That, of course, was in the Model 1873 rifle, which became the cowboy’s favorite. That rifle in .44-40, as well as the other calibers that were introduced later, remained in production and in the catalogs until 1920 or so.

What’s the powerrank of A.44 Winchester?

.44-40 Winchester, .218 Bee, .454 Casull, .32-20 Winchester, .38-40 Winchester, .25-20 Winchester, The PowerRank is an estimation of the cartridge power. The first number is the value of this cartridge, and the last number is the value of the most powerful round in our bullet database.

What is the muzzle velocity of A.44 Winchester?

The ballistic information based off three grain types for the .44 WCF muzzle velocity is 1,245 ft/s (200 gr), 1,190 ft/s (217 gr), and 750 ft/s (225 gr).

What was the rifle that won the west called?

The Winchester 1873 Rifle was called the “rifle that won the West.” This piece of history is available in 7 distinctive models, including the Uberti 1873 Carbine and the Uberti 1873 Special Sporting Rifle, and others. See them all below. When the gun was first offered, it was chambered in the powerful new.44-.40 cartridge.