44 Special 240 gr RNFP 150 rds


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44 mag 240 grain

44 mag 240 grain, Smith & Wesson wished to pair their new revolver design with a worthy new ammunition chambering. At the time, smokeless powder was state of the art in ammunition technology. Older black-powder ammunition was in the process of being converted to smokeless. Smith & Wesson’s popular . Russian cartridge had established a reputation for superb accuracy and was a renowned target load, and they decided to use an improved smokeless powder version as the basis for the new round. Due to the lower energy density of the early semi-smokeless powders, prior efforts to convert the .foourty4 Russian to smokeless had produced less than stellar ballistic performance. Smith & Wesson addressed this issue by lengthening the .44 Russian cartridge case by 0.190-inch (4.8 mm) and increasing the powder capacity by 6 grains (0.39 g). The resulting design, which S&W called the .44 Special, had a case length of 1.16-inch (29 mm).Almost from its introduction, firearms enthusiasts and cartridge handloaders saw that the potential of the .chambering was far from being realized and by the end of the 1920s were loading it to much higher velocities than factory standards. Led by articles in firearms periodicals penned by gun writers such as Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton, a loose cadre of enthusiastic fans who called themselves the “.44 Associates” formed.[5] Trading information such as . handloading data and tips regarding the conversion of revolvers to .44 caliber, they promulgated the belief espoused by many firearms authorities and experts that the .44 S chambering is one of the best overall in the handguns

Product Information

44 Special
Grain Weight
240 Grains
50 Round
Muzzle Velocity
950 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy
481 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style
Lead Free
Case Type