Bain Davis

Developed in about 1964 by gunsmith Keith Davis, the .357/44 Bain & Davis was intended to be used in modified .44 Magnum revolvers in order to improve the velocity of 158 grain .357 caliber bullets compared to .357 Magnum performance. It also gave long barrel performance in a standard length barrel.

As implied by its name, the .357/44 Bain & Davis is made by necking down the .44 Magnum to .357" without any other change. This is an easy cartridge to form and, for a time, was popular. The .357/44 Bain & Davis was also chambered in the T/C Contender.

Based on the recommendations of Thompson/Center, the maximum loads listed below do not exceed 42,000 P.S.I.

.357/44 BAIN & DAVIS

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

1.280"

Barrel Length

130 "

Trim Length

1.270"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL Max

1.610"

Case

WW

OAL Min

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START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

SPR 125 JHP

No.7

17.1

1843

No.7

19.0

2094

37,500

1.660"

No.9

19.8

1932

No.9

22.0

2196

39,700

1680

27.0

1867

1680

30.0

2122

21,900

Compressed

HDY125XTP

No.7

16.7

1800

No.7

18.5

2045

38,100

1.700"

No.9

19.4

1878

No.9

21.5

2134

40,600

1680

27.0

1835

1680

30.0

2085

24,000

Compressed

HDY140XTP

No.9

18.5

1733

No.9

20.5

1969

38,300

1.700"

1680

25.2

1676

1680

28.0

1905

22,500

Compressed

NOS 158 JHP

No.9

18.0

1651

No.9

20.0

1876

37,800

1.685"

1680

25.2

1672

1680

28.0

1900

30,300

Compressed

SRA 170 JHC

No.9

17.1

1544

No.9

19.0

1755

37,900

1.740"

1680

25.2

1617

1680

28.0

1838

31,000

Compressed

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