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Old 12-10-2011, 12:40 PM
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Hey yall I just got a 1866 navy arms "uberti " 44-40. For hunting. I don't reload and was wondering if the Winchester super x ammo can be shot out of the brass frame without any damage CAS ammo just does not seem like it has enough power behind it for killing. Any opinions are welcome. Mostly intrested in the super x ammo if anyone has used it thanks
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:24 AM
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The 1866 replica will take the new factory 44-40 ammo with no problem. Factory is a bit costly so I think you will want to handload for it at some point.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:10 PM
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Ironhead, thank you for the info I had a feeling I could use it but its nice to have reassurance. I would hate to ruin such a nice gun.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:30 PM
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Factory 44-40 ammo is pretty anemic these days.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:27 PM
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Factory 44-40 ammo is pretty anemic these days.
Yep, most is set up for CAS shooters and they want low recoil and slow bullets. A typical load is a 200grn bullet at 700 to 725fps which is really slow and weak. However, Winchester makes a 44-40 rifle cartridge (X4440) which has 200grn SP loaded at 1,190fps. That's more like the original loading.
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Remington makes a similar SP load as well. Or at least they did until a couple of years ago (haven't looked at a Remington catalog for a few years). I wish the old High Velocity loadings were still available. They kicked the 200gr SP bullets up to about 1700 to 1800 fps. But they were for use in strong actions like the Win 92 and Marlin 1894 only. Too many people tried to use them in revolvers and older weaker guns and they were discontinued around World War II.
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