Is the 44-40 still made?

Today, you can still get a Model 1873 from Winchester chambered in . 44-40 W.C.F. made by Miroku, and it’s a fine rifle. Ammunition—if you can find it—is relegated to cowboy action loads featuring a 225-gr. flat-point lead bullet at roughly 750 f.p.s. from Winchester Ammunition.

Is a 357 Magnum a good bear gun?

Especially when shooting hard cast or other non-expanding bullets, hunters can rely on a . 357 Magnum. This cartridge’s deep penetration is more than capable of stopping a charging bear with good shot placement. 357 Magnum, like the Ruger GP100, can be a very effective bear-defense gun.

What kind of gun is a 44 40 WCF?

44-40 WCF “Wells Fargo Bag” 200 Grain RNFP BLACK Hi-Tek Coated Lead Cowboy Action- The .44 WCF, also known as .44-40 Winchester, .44 Winchester, (Winchester Center Fire), was introduced in 1873 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

What is a 44-40 Winchester?

The .44-40 Winchester, also known as the .44 WCF (for Winchester Center Fire), was introduced in 1873 in the famous Winchester Model ’73 lever action rifle that is often called “The Gun That Won the West.”. It became the most popular law enforcement and hunting cartridge in North America in that rifle, and later retained…

Is 4444 WCF safe to use in an 1873?

44 WCF factory loads are designed to be safe for use in an 1873. As we all know, the 1892 will take a much more powerful load. I use 10 grains of Unique as a maximum load in my 92, and 8 grains of the same powder in my 73 and my revolvers, using a 200 grain bullet in each.

How accurate is the Winchester center fire 44-100?

Winchester described it to be effective and accurate to 500-600 yards. Winchester’s catalog of that era describes their new cartridge as the ” Winchester Model 1873″ Caliber 44-100. In today’s language that designation simply means .44. A few years later the cartridge was described in Winchester catalogs as the .44 W.C.F. (Winchester Center Fire).