44 Magnum Ammo
Introduced in 1955, .44 Magnum ammo surely owes some of its popularity to the S&W Model 29 prominently used by Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" character in the 1970s and 1980s. The film's depiction of the .44 mag as a powerful, high-recoiling gun with a low capacity but a fearsome punch was quite realistic by the standards of the time.
Today, however, .44 Magnum ammunition tends to find itself fired into hogs and deer rather than maniac serial killers. Shooters typically don't have the same concerns about recoil or capacity in their hunting weapons that they do for self-defense. This gives the .44's massive stopping power a chance to really shine.
.44 Magnum ammo typically fires a heavy bullet in the 300 grain range to provide better penetration against tough hide and bone. You can find cartridges for sale from the most trusted brands in the biz here at Widener's - from Federal to Magtech, PMC and Winchester.
Magtech 44 Mag 240 Grain SJSP - 50 Rounds$69.85
Manufacturer Magtech Condition New Bullet Weight 240 Grain Bullet Type Semi-Jacketed Soft-Point (SJSP) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 44 Magnum Manufacturer SKU 44A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 754908164318 Cost Per Round $1.40 per round
These Brazilian-made .44 Magnum rounds are formulated for performance and are sure to make any shooter's day. Magtech ammunition has been manufactured in Brazil since 1926. The classic blue boxes are known by American shooters as a relatively inexpensive choice that uses traditional components. These components include non-corrosive Boxer primers fitted to brass casings which are filled with clean-burning powders. This specific .44 load is topped off with a 240 grain semi-jacketed soft point (SJSP) projectile.
Magtech has equipped this SJSP bullet with a toothed cannelure which locks it into its brass casing in order to preserve accuracy after heavy recoil. A curved ogive allows for seamless loading into a side-gate or cylinder while a flat nose makes these rounds safe for storage in the tube magazines of lever-action rifles. As an added bonus, the flattened nose makes clear, circular holes in targets for discernible practice marks. When the round strikes a game animal or threat, it will experience a controlled rate of expansion which will cause it to tumble, yaw, and create a large wound cavity before dumping its kinetic energy into the target. This performance yields faster stops and cleaner drops in any event.