Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .44 Rem Mag
.44 Remington Magnum
.44 Remington Magnum
Case Type: Rimmed, straight
Introduced: 1955 Made For:Revolver
Cart Len:1.610-in Case Len:1.285-in
Case Dia:0.457-in Bul Dia:0.432-in
Ballistics measured with:
4-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants
From:165 gr1300 ft/sec619 ft-lbs
To300 gr1250 ft/sec1041 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
240 gr1300 ft/sec900 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 312000 TKO: 19.255

This cartridge was developed by Smith & Wesson and Remington, and was introduced for a new heavy-frame 44 Magnum revolver. Today Ruger, Colt, Smith & Wesson and others make revolvers for this cartridge. This is a high powered pistol cartridge designed primarily for hunting. The .44 Magnum offers less power than .50 AE and .454 Casull, but much more than .357 Magnum.