.44 Magnum

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.44 Remington Magnum
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.44 Remington Magnum cartridge
TypeHandgun/revolver/rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerElmer Keith/Smith & Wesson
Designed1954
Produced1955–present
Specifications
Parent case.44 S&W Special
Case typeRimmed, straight
Bullet diameter.429 in (10.9 mm)
Neck diameter.457 in (11.6 mm)
Base diameter.457 in (11.6 mm)
Rim diameter.514 in (13.1 mm)
Rim thickness.060 in (1.5 mm)
Case length1.285 in (32.6 mm)
Overall length1.61 in (41 mm)
Case capacity37.9 gr H2O (2.46 cm3)
Primer typeLarge Pistol
Maximum pressure36,000 psi (250 MPa)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
240 gr (16 g) SJHP Remington 1,180 ft/s (360 m/s) 741 ft⋅lbf (1,005 J)
240 gr (16 g) JHP Cor-Bon 1,475 ft/s (450 m/s) 1,160 ft⋅lbf (1,570 J)
270 gr (17 g) LFN GC Buffalo bore heavy 1,450 ft/s (440 m/s) 1,260 ft⋅lbf (1,710 J)
300 gr (19 g) JSP Cor-Bon 1,250 ft/s (380 m/s) 1,041 ft⋅lbf (1,411 J)
340 gr (22 g) LFN +P+ Buffalo bore heavy 1,425 ft/s (434 m/s) 1,533 ft⋅lbf (2,078 J)
Test barrel length: 7.5 in (190 mm) [*6.5 in (170 mm)]
Source(s): Ballistics 101[1]

.44 Magnum is a large revolver caliber. It is also used in some carbines and rifles. It is common in action movies such as Dirty Harry.

References[change | change source]

  1. "44 Magnum Ballistics Chart | Ballistics 101". www.ballistics101.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-16. Retrieved 2019-09-21.