GUIDE: Winchester 44-40

While looking for some load information for the 44-40 I found this website that covers just about everything related to the cartridge and guns in this calibre. It covers reloading to the point of which brand of die does the best job for each action. Being an old chambering there are a lot of inconsistencies so no one dies set is really going to cover all the actions as others have found out with other odd ball or old chambers.

A really good site that is very informative


Thanks for the support sungazer!!!

I just updated the pressure testing page this morning.


First of all welcome to the forum. This is a great bunch of guys here from a very varied background in shooting disciplines and backgrounds.

Well that is amazing just goes to show you “You never know who is reading on the internet”

That is a fantastic website from my point of view I like it because it covers so much detail in so many areas it gives an overall picture as well as diving into all the intricacies of each topic.

I am not a great follower of the SAAMI specs I understand the need for them but in a lot of cases they are just outdated and dont get the most out of a lot of cartridges.


Thank you and I whole heartedly agree on issue SAAMI issue.

I am currently making my 44-40 Pressure Tests into videos. This has been added to the 44-40 website here: Chasing the 44-40 - Pressure Trace Videos

The purpose is to compare pressure curves from one powder/charge to the next for this great cartridge.


Finished up a few more tests, here are a few examples.

why is my content flagged?

It was flagged by the spambots, all fixed now mate.

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Ah, learn something new every day. THANKS!

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