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Reply #15 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 8:55pm
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Those dinger  shooters make some hellacious shots.
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 12:13am
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jy3855 wrote on Aug 28th, 2017 at 7:20pm:
Schuetzenmiester wrote on Aug 28th, 2017 at 6:37pm:
Long range?† Like in 1,000 to 1,200 yard sight?

Seem† like one might need a map to record the impacts.† Cheesy


Actually, I've sat over on the warm, dry side of WA and watched a friend ring a 990 yard dinger (34") with a reproduction 73 chambered in 45 Colt and fitted with a Montana Vintage Arms #107 tang sight. 'twernt a fluke, either, he did several times once he got the sight setting.

That is amazing.  How was the wind? None or very consistent?
  

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Reply #17 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 12:52am
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I have never seen a thing about the 44-40 as an accuracy round.
Have seen numerous comments that talked about the .44 Russian being a revolutionary round in terms of accuracy in a handgun. That included its use in top level international competition.  Good riddance to heel bullets.
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 9:01am
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Aug 29th, 2017 at 12:13am:
That is amazing.† How was the wind? None or very consistent?


I don't remember what the wind was doing at the time. Basically read the wind by the intervening vegetation and how the dust blows up at the target.
  
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Re: .44-40 As A Class II And Mid Range Target Round
Reply #19 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 12:41pm
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Ireload, if you are thinking the 44-40 ever had a heeled bullet, you've made a mistake. It was first a rifle round too, so that lets  out it being supplanted by the Russian cartridge as well.
I never recall it being praised as a long range, or target, round, but the gist of your post is aimed off a little.
  
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Re: .44-40 As A Class II And Mid Range Target Round
Reply #20 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 1:24pm
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357 38/40 and 44/40 45 LC  & .44 Magnum, are classed as Pistol Cartridges in NRA Lever Silhouette. 1/2 size Rams at 100 meters.  44/40 can be  successful however 32/20 or .22 Rim fire Magnums win more than the larger P/C cartridges.

Larger Pistol calibers also qualify in Rifle Cartridge class, 200 M full size Rams.  30/30 and 38/55 are the most often used and winners, hardly ever see a 44/40  or one of the other short case big bullet cartridges do well at 200 meters. If you refer to the national championship equipment list published by NRA you will see what I mean.

One of my Pistol Caliber Marlins is a 38/40 = 44/40 necked down to 40 caliber. It's totally outclassed by true rifle cartridges at 200, too much wind drift with its short fat  bullet. Itís possible someone could take a 44/40 set it up with faster twist longer bullet and make a 200 yard/meter rifle out of it, buy why try something thatís not proven. Better to start with the more often seen 40 calibers.

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