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.44-40 Winchester VS .45 Colt (.45 Long Colt)

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.44-40 Winchester

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Gun Specifications

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.44-40 Winchester

.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt)

Height

1.31

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Average FPS

1060

915

Average Grain

200

238

Average Energy

499

Recoil

1.07

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Ballistic Coefficient

160.67

147.30

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Gun Descriptions

The Winchester Repeating Arms Company introduced the 44-40 Winchester, often known as the.44 Winchester,.44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), and.44 Largo (in Spanish-speaking areas), in 1873. It was Winchester's first metallic centerfire cartridge, and it was designed to be the standard chambering for the new Model 1873 rifle. The 44-40 was inactive for a long time until the introduction of Western Action Shooting sports, which produced a huge demand for replica rifles. The 44-40 is now again popular, but not as a hunting cartridge. The cartridge quickly gained popularity as a rifle and handgun caliber, earning the Winchester Model 1873 rifle the moniker "The Gun That Won the West." The 44-40 may be regarded as a tool that 'got the job done since it is short and convenient, easy to operate, and had a large supply of ammo. However, over time, the 44-40 was surpassed by the more powerful 30 caliber smokeless cartridges, such as the 30-40, 30-30, 30-03, and 30-06. The Model 1873 44-40 caliber rifle had a barrel length of 20 to 24" and fired a 200 grain lead bullet at roughly 1250fps. The velocities in handgun barrels were roughly 950fps. In short, the 44-40 Winchester has a wide range of performance, which is heavily influenced by muzzle velocities and the bullet type employed. In the lack of any significant hydraulic power, the 44-40 relies exclusively on mechanical wounding at pistol rates of roughly 900 to 950fps. Regardless of game weight, non-expanding lead bullet designs can cause wounds up to a half inch in diameter. The 44-40 can be loaded to muzzle velocity of 1800fps with 180 grain bullets and 1600fps with 200 grain bullets when used in modern rifles. When used at close ranges with a fast-expanding hollow tip bullet, the 44-40 exhibits a high amount of hydraulic force / injury. Although the 44-40 Winchester is no longer widely used for hunting, it is still a highly competent cartridge.

45 Colt Ammo About The .45 Colt Ammo, also known as .45 Long Colt Ammo, is straight-walled, rimmed handgun bullet that was designed in 1872 and manufactured in the next year, 1873. The .45 Colt Ammo was initially created as a black-powder round for revolvers. For 14 years, the .45 Colt Ammo served as an official handgun for the United States military since 1873. The modern .45 Colt Ammo loadings use smokeless powder. The .45 Colt Ammo cartridge is an inside lubricated type, meaning it was completely safe from dirt and grit during handling, making it quite popular. The .45 Colt Ammo remains popular in Cowboy Action Shooting, while the bullet is also used in handgun hunting and target shooting competitions. The overall length of this bullet is 40.6mm, while the diameter measures 11.5mm. The .45 Colt Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,125 feet per second while creating an energy level of 450 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .45 Colt Ammo resulted from a joint operation between Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company in the United States in 1872. Uses The .45 Colt Ammo still remains in use 148 years after its introduction and is widely used in hunting medium to big game like deer, elk, and black bear. The heavier variants of the .45 Colt Ammo create enough penetrating power to take down the heavy game easily.

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