Ballistics by the inch

.44 Magnum

Here is a post pertaining to the testing and results obtained for the .44 Magnum caliber.

November 26, 2008 - Posted by | .44 Magnum


  1. This is a great job guys. I’d been looking for info on a Marlin ’94S lever and how it compared to the off the box or loading manual velocities. This really gives me somewhere to start. Maybe one day I’ll get to chrono my own loads just for the heck of it.

    A question pertaining to pressures, Will the extra barrel length 20″ on mine cause a pressure problem with some of the “Light Target Loads” (ha ha) that pops loaded up. Most were to max in the specs but aren’t those determined in a pistol for a 44 mag? They seem to shoot and eject fine with no signs of overpressure on the case but I still wonder. I’d hate to destroy the rifle or myself…..

    Thanks for a great job on this project guys.

    Jim D. I saw you on The High Road the other day, good to see a fellow kossack there. Glad to see I’m not alone. And when’s that sequal coming?

    Comment by buddabelly | December 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks, BB – from my knowledge, you should be OK with pushing those loads a little extra hot in your levergun. But I’ll see if I can get Steve to weigh in on this – he’s our real reloading guru.

    As for your other references, to clarify for those playing along at home . . .

    Kossack refers to this. And the sequel refers to this.


    Jim D.

    Comment by James Downey | December 7, 2008 | Reply

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