.44 Remington Magnum (Rifle)

 
.44 Remington Magnum (Rifle)
 
 

For several years after the .44 Magnum was introduced in 1956, a number of gunsmiths paid their bills by converting Model 92 Winchesters for Remington's big revolver cartridge. Some were re-barreled, others were re-bored and re-chambered. A few years later the Ruger autoloading carbine, Winchester Model 94, Marlin Model 336, Marlin Model 94, Remington Model 788 and several foreign made rifles in .44 Magnum came on the scene. The extra barrel length boosted muzzle velocity by about 300 fps, which didn't exactly transform the .44 Magnum into a rifle cartridge but it did make it an excellent choice for the woods hunter looking for a quick handling rifle for use on Whitetails, Black Bear, and wild boar. Whereas, a good portion of the effectiveness of many cartridges on big game comes from high velocity, the .44 Magnum simply punches a big hole through whatever it encounters. This can be quite important to the fellow who loves to sit down to a venison dinner since, as the old saying goes, "you can eat right up to the bullet hole." If the .44 Magnum has a strike against it as a deer cartridge it is its rainbow like trajectory beyond 100 yards. But, at woods ranges it is about as effective as the .30-30and the .35 Remington. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
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240 grs
Hornady XTP
win 296
300 grs
Sierra flat nose
A-no.9
245 grs
Frontier FP TMJ
Vectan SP3
240 grs
Hornady XTP
Vectan SP3
300 grs
Speer GDSP
H110
240 grs
Nosler JHP
Hodgdon H110
240 grs
Speer Gold Dot
IMR4227
240 grs
Laser Cast RNFP
Unique
240 grs
Speer JHP
Blue Dot
240 grs
Hornady HP
H-110
250 grs
Nosler Partition HG HP
H-110
200 grs
Dardas RNFP
Unique
180 grs
Sierra
H-110
300 grs
Hornady hp
H-110
180 grs
Hornady hp
H-110
200 grs
COP SPL
WW 296
200 grs
COP MAG
WW296
200 grs
Barnes XPB
WW296
240 grs
Rainer HHP
Vihtavuori N110
240 grs
Hornady XTP - HP
Hogdon Lil'l Gun
300 grs
Cast Prescision SWC-GC
Lil Gun
3 grs
Cast Prescision SWC-GC
H-110
300 grs
Cast Prescision SWC-GC
AA-9
246 grs
Keith Style SWC-GC
H-110
265 grs
Hornady FTX flex tip
H-110
225 grs
Hornady FTX
Hodgdon LIL'GUN