44 Special Bullets

44 Special Bullets for Reloading

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The 44 Special is more than just the precursor to the 44 Magnum. It can also let you fire a revolver chambered for 44 Magnum with less recoil – and more affordably at that.

44 Special bullets for reloading are usually available in weights of 180, 200, 240, and 246 grains. The 246 grain bullet may seem like the odd man out, but it is the original bullet weight for the 44 Special which carries over from its parent round the 44 Russian. (Which was also developed by S&W, despite what its name suggests.) At .429 in diameter the 44 Special bullet falls right within the 40 caliber range that Americans around the turn of the 19th century believed best for self-defense.

The 44 Special case is .190 inches longer than the 44 Russian case, which gives space for six additional grains of powder. In spite of this, the original 44 Special performed nearly identically to its parent. Loaded closer to the SAAMI max pressure of 15,500 psi, however, a 200 grain 44 Special bullet can deliver a 33 percent faster muzzle velocity accompanied by a 50 percent greater power factor. "
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  1. Zero Bullets 44 Cal Bullets - 240 Grain JSP – 500 Count



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    Cost Per Bullet 14¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 240 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 44 Mag, 44 Special
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Jacketed Soft-Point (JSP)
    Manufacturer Zero Bullet
    Manufacturer SKU 177
    This is not loaded ammunition. Don’t order these component bullets unless you are a handloader!

    Reliability, accuracy and affordability – the three reasons why Zero is one of the most trusted and fastest growing bullet manufacturers in the USA! These 0.429” diameter 240 grain projectiles make the perfect foundation for any 44 Magnum or 44 Special handloading project, and they’re great for target shooting, hunting and self-defense alike!

    These are jacketed soft point projectiles. Each bullet has a tough gilding metal jacket to prevent fragmentation during high-velocity penetration. The jacket stops just shy of concealing the tip of the bullet’s soft lead core. When the JSP’s nose encounters soft tissue at high enough velocity, it fans outward to maximize energy transfer to the target while simultaneously gouging out a wide-diameter wound channel. Definitely a force to be reckoned with when you put the 44 Mag’s power behind it!

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