.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) vs .44 Magnum

.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) vs .44 Magnum

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.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt)

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.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt)

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.

.44 Magnum

About The .44 Magnum Ammo is a rimmed, long bore bullet designed in 1954 initially used by revolvers but was quickly adopted for rifles and carbines. The design of the .44 Magnum Ammo is based on the .44 Special Ammo, but the lengthened case of the .44 Magnum Ammo allows it to load more pressure and achieve more incredible velocity and energy levels. At one point, the .44 Magnum Ammo was called the most powerful handgun ammo but was later dethroned by a few others. However, because of its manageable recoil, the .44 Magnum Ammo still remains one of the most popular large-bore magnum bullets. The .44 Magnum Ammo is unsuitable to be used by police or people with small builds. The overall length and diameter of the .44 Magnum Ammo are 41mm and 10.9m, respectively. The 340-grain variant of this cartridge travels at the velocity of 1,425 feet per second and produces an energy level of 1,533 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .44 Magnum Ammo was designed and manufactured by Elmer Keith and Smith & Wesson in 1954. Because the bullet remains popular today, it is still manufactured. Uses When it comes to hunting, the .44 Magnum Ammo is a favorite for taking out the medium, and big game, up to the size of an elk in the range of 100 to 150 yards. However, thanks to the precise shot placement and deep level penetration this bullet provides, the big Cape Buffalo has been taken out.

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