Winchester

Introduced by Winchester as the original cartridge for the Model 1873 lever action repeating rifle, Colt also chambered their Peacemaker revolver for this cartridge.

This was the beginning of the American's love affair with rifle/handgun combinations chambered for the same cartridge. Logistically, the .44-40 was a God-send to the American frontiersman.

Today the .44-40 would be considered adequate only for small game at moderate ranges, however, the black powder .44-40 was considered a very effective cartridge, in either rifle or revolver for its time. In fact, it was probably the favorite cartridge of the Old West.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .44-40 is 13,000 C.U.P. The loads shown here were the minimum charge weights that would rupture the case wall for pressure readings.

.44-40 WINCHESTER

Gun

WIN M92 Carbine

Max

Length

1.305"

Barrel Length

20"

Trim

Length

1.285"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL

Max

1.592"

Case

REM

OAL

Min

1.540"

LOADING DATA

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

200 (L) FN

N100

5.3

925

12,800

1.575"

LY42798

No.2

6.3

884

12,800

No.5

9.2

980

11,900

No.7

11.2

1000

11,300

215 (L) FNGC

N100

5.1

860

13,000

1.560"

LY429434

No.2

5.5

778

11,300

No.5

8.8

950

12,800

No.7

10.5

917

11,600

No.9

13.0

1073

12,200

HDY 180 JHP

N100

6.0

860

12,600

1.510"

No.2

6.7

819

11,800

No.5

10.5

990

11,700

No.7

12.9

1053

13,000

Bullet

LOADING DATA Powder Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Cartridge Length

NOS 200 JHP

N100

5.5

828

12,500

1.600"

No.2

6.0

761

11,600

No.5

9.8

1008

13,000

No.7

11.8

995

13,000

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL NOTE: USE AS LISTED, DO NOT REDUCE

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