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44 Magnum History And General Information:
Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

44 Remington Magnum Rifle Cartridge:
 The 44 Remington Magnum cartridge was introduced to the public in 1955 in a collaberation between Remington and Smith&Wesson. While the 44 magnum was introduced as a new and very powerful handgun cartridge, it is also a great carbine rifle cartridge as well. The 44 magnum cartridge chambered in a good fast handling carbine rifle is the perfect rifle for hunting deer up to elk size at close range, it is extremely effective in heavy cover where shots will be under 50 yards.

 The .44 magnum has enough power and bullet energy at 50 yards in a carbine rifle to shoot clear through an elk and with a bullet diameter of .430 inch the wound channel is quite large. For those that like big heavy bullets for such work the 300 grain XTP bullet by Hornady is very accurate in a carbine rifle. The 300 grain XTP bullet of Hornady's delivers more than a half ton of energy at 50 yards and there is not many animals in North America that can stand up to that kind of force. The .44 Remington Magnum is an excellent short range deer and black bear cartridge for North American woods hunting.

Reloading Information:
Bullet Diameter: .430 Inch.
Maximum Case Length: 1.285 Inches.
Trimmed Case Length: 1.275 Inches.
Primer Size: Large Pistol.
Maximum Cartridge Overall Length: 1.610 Inches.
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center.

Ballistics:
Rifle Barrel Length: 20 Inches.
Ammuntion Used For Ballistics: Hornady 300 grain XTP.
XTP: Extreme Terminal Performance.

This is a ballistics chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Bullet diameter: .430 inch.
Bullet weight: 300 grains.
Bullet ballistic coeffecient: .245.
Bullet muzzle velocity: 1,350 feet per second.
Bullet muzzle energy: 1,214 foot pounds.
This is a bullet velocity chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
1,297
1,248
1,203
1,162
1,093
1,038
fps.
This is a bullet trajectory chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Drop:
0
+ 0.2"
- 1.0"
- 3.7"
- 14.1"
- 31.7"
in.
This is a bullet energy chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Energy:
1,120
1,037
964
900
796
717
ft. lbs.

Ballistics:
Rifle Barrel Length: 20 Inches.
Ammuntion Used For Ballistics: Hornady 225 grain FTX.
FTX: Flex Tip Extreme Expansion.

This is a ballistics chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Bullet diameter: .430 inch.
Bullet weight: 225 grains.
Bullet ballistic coeffecient: .145.
Bullet muzzle velocity: 1,870 feet per second.
Bullet muzzle energy: 1,747 foot pounds.
This is a bullet velocity chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
1,746
1,629
1,519
1,416
1,239
1106
fps.
This is a bullet trajectory chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Drop:
0
+ 0.8"
+ 0.7"
- 0.3"
- 5.7"
- 16.8"
in.
This is a bullet energy chart for the 44 Magnum rifle cartridge:
Range
25 yds.
50 yds.
75 yds.
100 yds.
150 yds.
200 yds.
Yards
Bullet Energy:
1,523
1,326
1,153
1,002
767
612
ft. lbs.


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