44 40 ammo


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44 40 Ammo

In terms of cowboy action, it’s hard to come much better than 44-40. When it first came out in 1873 as an handgun cartridge the now-famous 44-40 ammo was unique in its aspect of being an Rifle round. Then, it was known as a 44-40 ammunition. was commonly linked to that of the Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle which was also known in the popular press as “The gun that won the West.” The rounds are still used in shooting by cowboys as well as hunting. It’s actually so popular that it’s believed to be the largest deer-killing shot in the world.

44-40 ammo is available in a range of bullet weights, however the most popular are in that 200-grain category. If fired from an AR-15 with an 20-inch barrel the 200-grain 44-40 bullet is able to travel at 1 245 feet/second. It also has the energy of 688 feet-pounds. If you shoot a bullet weighing 225 grains muzzle velocity is measured at 1,000 fps , with 500 Ft-lbs of energy.

The next time you plan to pull out your old lever-action rifle, be sure you have enough ammunition in the range of 44-40. If you purchase from OpticsPlanet you can enjoy free shipping on orders of that are $49 or more. Therefore, make sure to stock up on

44-40 ammo
Grain Weight
200 Grains
50 Round
Muzzle Velocity
800 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy
284 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style
Flat Nose
Lead Free
Case Type
Velocity Rating

Delivery Information

Shipping Weight 
2.410 Pounds
Carrier Restrictions 
  • It is not possible to ship via air.
  • It is not possible to ship via USPS
  • It is not possible to ship to a PO Box