.44-40 Winchester ammo (also known as .44-40 WCF) is closely tied to the Winchester Model 1873 rifle for which it was originally produced. One of the most common calibers used in the "Wild West" period, it remains popular today for cowboy action shooting (CAS) and can also be used in a hunting role. Today, shooters that love single action shooting will find our in-stock line-up of 44-40 ammo for sale on this page.
44-40 ammunition fires a heavy bullet weighing over 200 grains with a muzzle velocity of around 1,200 feet per second. Cowboy loads are typically lower-power loads designed to facilitate rapid accurate fire and use lead nose bullets suitable for steel target shooting.
Winchester and UMC (now part of Remington) were the earliest companies to produce ammo in this caliber. However, other manufacturers including Black Hills, Federal, Magtech, and Hornady also produce .44-40 ammo.
Hornady Cowboy 44-40 Win 205 Grain LFN - 20 Rounds$16.50
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 205 Grain Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 44-40 WCF Manufacturer SKU 9075 Shot Material Lead Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255390759 Cost Per Round 82.5¢ per round
The 44-40 Winchester was Winchester's first metal cased round and was originally used in their Model 1873 rifle that was incredibly instrumental in shaping the western United States into what it is today. With its incredible power and efficacy, the 44-40 Winchester has taken down more deer than any round in the world except the 30-30 Winchester. When you use this old round, you have everything you need for hunting, cowboy shooting, range training, and more.
Since the end of World War Two, Hornady has been pumping out some of the best ammunition in the world, coming up with some of the most innovative and effective bullet designs we have. Firing at 725 feet per second, these 205 grain, lead flat nose, brass cased, boxer primed rounds are perfect for all your range training needs, as well as taking to your next cowboy action competition and due to their flat point, make easy to score holes in the target.
Fiocchi Cowboy Action 44-40 WCF 210 Grain LRN - 50 Rounds$37.65
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 210 Grain Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 44-40 WCF Manufacturer SKU 4440CA Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344707556 Cost Per Round 75.3¢ per round
Developed in 1873, the 44-40 Winchester is a highly powerful handgun and rifle round, originally used in the Winchester Model 1873, which eventually came to be named the gun that won the West. When you are looking for a highly powerful round with historical value, the 44-40 Winchester is tough to outmatch. This round is so popular in fact, that it has killed more deer than almost any other round, making it the perfect round for all your hunting needs.
Fiocchi has been around for nearly a century and a half and is the oldest ammunition and firearms company in Italy. Still owned and run by the same family that founded it, Fiocchi puts out some of the highest quality products on the market. These 210 grain, lead round nose, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 725 feet per second with fantastic accuracy, perfect for honing your skills at the range.
Black Hills Cowboy Action 44-40 200 Grain RNFP - 50 Rounds$40.90
Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 200 Grain Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 44-40 WCF Manufacturer SKU DCB4440N1 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 612710107001 Cost Per Round 81.8¢ per round
Ammunition from the "Authentic Cowboy Action" line by Black Hills are dependable, soft-recoiling, and legal for cowboy action match use. Each of these .44-40 Winchester rounds carries a 200-grain bare lead bullet with a flat nose and rounded body. This shape facilitates clean insertion into loading ports and cylinders while maintaining safety when multiple rounds are stored in the tube magazine of a lever-action rifle.
The RNFP (round nose flat point) projectile is crimped into a reloadable brass casing which contains a light load of clean-burning powder that is intended to produce of muzzle velocity of around 800 feet per second. The propellant charge receives ignition from a clean-sparking Boxer primer that is free of mercury or other caustic chemicals. Black Hills has been making ammo for nearly four decades and is known around the country for their quality and hand-inspection requirements.
Winchester 150 Year Commemorative 44-40 WCF 200 Grain Power Point - 50 Rounds$75.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 200 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 44-40 WCF Manufacturer SKU X4440W150 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892222731 Cost Per Round $1.50 per round
Whether you're an aspiring cowboy with the loop belt, spurs, and 10-gallon hat to match, or just a gun owner who enjoys classic lever-action rifles and single-action revolvers, you'll find superb value in these .44-40 rounds from Winchester. This ammo was made to commemorate Winchester's 150th anniversary and was built with top-tier components to match the box's pretty appearance. The ammo features reloadable brass casings that are boxer-primed and coated with nickel; the sleek plating shields the brass material from degradation and ensures clean ejection from tight, dirty cylinders.
Atop the round is a 200-grain Power-Point (soft point) bullet which is supported in two different areas to optimize accuracy and prevent setback-induced malfunctions; a strong crimp at the bullet's ribbed cannelure and a slight base crimp at the bullet's bottom. The projectile itself is intended to expand upon impact, lending hunting function to beautiful form as the round's calculated deformation causes greater damage to vital areas, promoting positive drops on big hogs and eight-point bucks.