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The .44 Remington Magnum was developed in a joint effort by S&W and Remington in 1955 for a new heavy-framed .44 Magnum revolver now known as the Model 29.

A small but vocal group of handgun hunters led by Elmer Keith successfully lobbied the arms makers into producing this cartridge.

For many years the .44 Magnum was the world's most powerful commercial handgun cartridge. It has enjoyed a reputation for superb accuracy. With full power loads, however, this accuracy potential can only be realized by an expert handgunner due to the substantial recoil.

In the hands of a skilled hunter, the .44 Magnum is considered adequate for all North American big game, under ideal conditions.

The .44 Magnum is very flexible in that it can be loaded down to the velocity levels of the .44 Special while maintaining excellent accuracy. Cast bullet handloads give excellent results in the .44 Magnum.

Please note that several of the heavier bullets are over the maximum SAAMI OAL. These loads will fit the cylinders of both Smith & Wesson and Ruger revolvers.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .44 Magnum is 40,000 C.U.P.

.44 REMINGTON MAGNUM

Gun

RUGER REDHAWK

Max Length

1.285"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim Length

1.265"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL Max

1.610"

Case

WW

OAL Min

1.535"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

215 (L) SWC

No.2

9.2

1155

No.2

10.2

1313

39,300

1.560"

Penny's

No.5

13.3

1293

No.5

14.8

1469

38,900

No.7

16.5

1336

No.7

18.3

1518

40,000

No.9

21.2

1456

No.9

23.6

1655

40,000

.457 11.61mm

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