.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.
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.