.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.
Winchester 150 Year Commemorative 44-40 WCF 200 Grain Power Point - 50 Rounds$58.85
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 $1.18 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.