Cartridge Type: RifleHeight: 1.305"Width: 0.525"Average FPS: 1060Average Energy: 499Average Gr: 200Recoil: 1.07Power Rank: 2.12 of 20

The .44-40 Winchester or .44 WCF (Winchester facility Fire) was designed in 1873 by Winchester Repeating arms Company. The parent instance is a .44 Henry and the .44 WCF has a rimmed bottlenecked instance with a big pistol primer. The was first introduced v the version 73 lever activity rifle and was a popular an option for regulation enforcement and hunting. The rifle was famous for gift the most well-known hunting rifle for deer in that is time.

The ballistic details based off three grain varieties for the .44 WCF muzzle velocity is 1,245 ft/s (200 gr), 1,190 ft/s (217 gr), and also 750 ft/s (225 gr). The popularity because that the .44 WCF started to dice off in the early on 1940s early to far better produced cartridges the were start the industry that were starting to make it less effective than more recent rounds.

Hand loading brass is available for the .44 WCF because that pistol and rifle loads. The ballistic performance for a .44 WCF ~ above a 24 customs rifle barrel because that a 200 grain bullet muzzle velocity is 1,800 ft/s. It deserve to take down any sized medium video game at a distance of 125 yards before noticeable wound penetration and also trajectory drop-off occurs. The Winchester version 73 is recognized as "The Gun the Won The West."

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Known Rounds

.44-40 Winchester-Remington Soft Point, .44-40 Winchester-Black Hills RNFP, .44-40 Winchester-Winchester Soft Point,

Other Cartridges with similar Widths (cartridges not bullets)

.400 A-Square double Purpose Magnum (DPM), 7.82mm (.308) Lazzeroni Warbird, .375 Remington Ultra Magnum, .338 Remington Ultra Magnum, .25-35 Winchester, .375 Holland & Holland Magnum, .500 blacksmith & Wesson special Magnum, .577 Nitro express 3-Inch, .405 Winchester, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, .32 brief Colt, .243 Winchester Super quick Magnum (WSSM), .330 Dakota, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .416 Remington Magnum,

Other Cartridges with similar Length

.44-40 Winchester, .38-40 Winchester, .25-20 Winchester, .454 Casull, .32-20 Winchester, .218 Bee,

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ImageCartridge TypeFPSEnergyPower Recoil size Cartridge image TypeFPSEnergyPower Recoil Length
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.17 Aguilarifle 1850 152 0.37 0.16 0.618
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.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfirerifle 2483 246 0.45 0.19 1.06
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.17 Mach 2rifle 2078 163 0.35 0.17 0.714
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.17 Remingtonrifle 4145 877 0.95 0.45 1.796
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.204 Rugerrifle 3935 1272 1.46 0.6 1.84
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.218 Beerifle 2760 778 1.27 0.56 1.345
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.22 Hornetrifle 2719 706 1.17 0.54 1.017
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.22 Longrifle 898 52 0.26 0.14 0.613
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.22 lengthy Rifle High Velocirifle 1341 152 0.51 0.22 0.613
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.22 LRrifle 1061 99 0.42 0.19 0.613
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.22 Shortrifle 896 52 0.26 0.13 0.421
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.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfrifle 2000 342 0.54 0.34 1.055
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.22-250 Remingtonrifle 3787 1624 1.93 0.9 1.912
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.220 Swiftrifle 3845 1674 1.96 0.9 2.205
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.221 Remington Fireballrifle 3097 958 1.39 0.67 1.4
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.222 Remingtonrifle 3167 1091 1.55 0.74 1.7
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.222 Remington Magnumrifle 3525 1241 1.59 0.79 1.85
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.223 Remington (5.56x45mm rifle 3148 1254 1.79 0.8 1.76
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.223 Winchester super Shorrifle 3766 1826 2.18 0.95 1.67
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.224 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3650 1627 2.01 0.9 1.92
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.225 Winchesterrifle 3570 1556 1.96 0.9 1.927
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.240 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3396 2432 3.23 1.46 2.5
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.243 Winchesterrifle 3179 1952 2.77 1.25 2.045
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.243 Winchester super Shorrifle 3198 2228 2.55 1.37 1.67
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.25 Auto (ACP)handgun 814 68 0.74 0.17 0.615
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.25 Winchester super Shortrifle 3155 2387 3.41 1.57 1.67
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.25-06 Remingtonrifle 3123 2360 3.4 1.57 2.494
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.25-20 Winchesterrifle 1460 407 1.26 0.57 1.33
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.25-35 Winchesterrifle 2230 1292 2.61 1.18 2.043
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.250 Savagerifle 2820 1765 2.82 1.27 1.912
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.257 Robertsrifle 2790 2039 3.29 1.47 2.233
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.257 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3408 2836 3.75 1.76 2.549
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.260 Remingtonrifle 2856 2282 3.6 1.73 2.035
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.264 Winchester Magnumrifle 3170 2766 3.93 1.91 2.5
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.270 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3335 3333 4.5 2.05 2.549
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.270 Winchesterrifle 3536 3775 4.81 1.82 2.54
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.270 Winchester brief Magnrifle 3238 3166 4.4 2 2.1
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.280 Remingtonrifle 2896 2793 4.34 1.95 2.54
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.284 Winchesterrifle 2880 2762 4.32 1.93 2.17
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.30 Luger (7.65mm)handgun 1210 296 2.2 0.52 0.85
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.30 M1 Carbinerifle 1987 964 2.19 0.99 1.29
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.30-06 Springfieldrifle 2815 2920 4.67 2.19 2.494
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.30-30 Winchesterrifle 2373 1888 3.58 1.6 2.04
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.30-378 Weatherbyrifle 3382 4520 6.02 2.55 2.908
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.300 Dakotarifle 3183 4206 5.95 2.6 2.55
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.300 H&H Magnumrifle 2880 3314 5.18 2.34 2.85
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.300 Remington quick Actiorifle 3034 3494 5.19 2.36 2.015
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.300 Remington Ultra Magnurifle 3066 3610 5.3 2.64 2.85
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.300 Savagerifle 2518 2280 4.08 1.78 1.871
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.300 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3229 4074 5.68 2.63 2.811
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.300 Winchester Magnumrifle 3026 3517 5.23 2.39 2.62
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.300 Winchester quick Magnrifle 3078 3576 5.23 2.36 2.1
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.303 Britishrifle 2540 2406 4.27 1.98 2.222
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.307 Winchesterrifle 2510 2518 4.52 1.93 2.015
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.308 Winchester (7.62mm NArifle 2681 2617 4.4 1.95 2.015
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.32 Auto (7.65mm Browning)handgun 957 136 1.28 0.29 0.68
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.32 H&R Magnumhandgun 998 197 1.78 0.42 1.075
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.32 brief Colthandgun 745 99 1.2 0.27 0.65
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.32 blacksmith & Wessonhandgun 680 88 1.16 0.27 0.605
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.32 blacksmith & Wesson Longhandgun 758 124 1.48 0.35 0.92
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.32 Winchester Specialrifle 2250 1911 3.83 1.95 2.04
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.32-20 Winchesterrifle 1210 325 1.21 0.55 1.315
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.325 Winchester short Magnrifle 2213 2174 4.43 2.78 2.1
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.327 federal Magnumhandgun 1427 452 2.86 0.67 1.2
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.330 Dakotarifle 2925 4369 6.73 3.11 2.74
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.338 Lapua Magnumrifle 2927 4831 7.43 3.33 2.774
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.338 Winchester Magnumrifle 2819 3916 6.26 2.93 2.5
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.340 Weatherby Magnumrifle 3033 4615 6.85 3.3 2.825
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.35 Remingtonrifle 2120 1876 3.99 1.87 1.92
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.35 Whelenrifle 2638 3538 6.04 2.64 2.494
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.356 Winchesterrifle 2460 2687 4.92 2.22 2.015
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.357 Magnumhandgun 1294 528 3.68 0.89 1.29
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.357 SIGhandgun 1379 515 3.36 0.76 0.865
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.38 distinct (.38 smith & Whandgun 876 235 2.42 0.53 1.155
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.38-55 Winchesterrifle 1320 986 3.37 1.51 2.085
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.380 Auto (9mm Browning Shhandgun 980 194 1.78 0.41 0.68
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.40 smith & Wessonhandgun 1074 423 3.54 0.74 0.85
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.41 Remington Magnumhandgun 1276 763 5.38 1.23 1.29
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.44 Remington Magnum (Pisthandgun 1317 897 6.14 1.45 1.285
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.44 smith & Wesson Specialhandgun 911 361 3.58 0.81 1.16
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.44-40 Winchesterrifle 1060 499 2.12 1.07 1.305
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.45 Auto (.45 ACP)handgun 937 403 3.88 0.93 0.898
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.45 void (Glock automatically Phandgun 959 414 3.9 0.92 0.76
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.45-70 Governmentrifle 1680 2274 6.1 2.43 2.105
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.470 Nitro Expressrifle 2134 5055 10.67 4.84 3.25
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10mm Autohandgun 1199 546 4.1 0.96 0.992
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6.17mm (.243) Lazzeroni Sprifle 3618 2470 3.08 1.37 2.05
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6.53mm (.257) Lazzeroni Scrifle 3750 3122 3.75 1.69 2.8
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6.5mm Remington Magnumrifle 3118 2655 3.84 1.72 2.17
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6.5x55mm sweden Mauserrifle 2673 2078 3.5 1.72 2.165
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6.5x57 Mauserrifle 2543 1881 3.33 1.62 2.232
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6.8mm Remington SPCrifle 2600 1696 2.94 1.41 1.686
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6mm Remingtonrifle 3156 2145 3.06 1.4 2.233
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7-30 Watersrifle 2700 1942 3.24 1.46 2.04
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7.62x39mm Russianrifle 2363 1587 3.02 1.29 1.528
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7mm Remington Magnumrifle 3024 3106 4.63 2.06 2.5
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7mm Remington Ultra Magnumrifle 3121 3330 4.81 2.13 2.85
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7mm STW (Shooting time Werifle 3239 3494 4.86 2.31 2.85
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7mm Weatherby Magnumrifle 3199 3476 4.89 2.2 2.549
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7mm Winchester quick Magnurifle 3134 3314 4.76 2.06 2.1
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7mm-08 Remingtonrifle 2827 2448 3.9 1.8 2.035
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7x57mm Mauserrifle 2602 2255 3.9 1.68 2.235
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7x64mm Brennekerifle 2818 2662 4.26 1.85 2.51
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8mm Remington Magnumrifle 2900 3734 5.8 2.77 2.85
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8x57mm Mauser JSrifle 2466 2511 4.59 1.81 2.24
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9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum)handgun 1138 357 2.82 0.65 0.754



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