44 Magnum Ballistics Tables From All the Major Ammunition Manufacturers

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44 Magnum Ballistics Charts

Ammo Inc Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Ammo Inc 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Ammo Inc 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Atomic Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Atomic Ammunition 44 Magnum 158 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Atomic Ammunition 44 Magnum 158 grain JHP Ballistics table

Barnes Ammunition Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Barnes VOR-TX Handgun 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics Chart

Barnes VOR-TX Handgun 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics table

Black Hills Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Black Hills Honey Badger 44 Magnum 160 grain HB Ballistics Chart

Black Hills Honey Badger 44 Magnum 160 grain HB Ballistics table

Black Hills New Pistol 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Black Hills New Pistol 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Black Hills New Pistol 44 Magnum 300 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Black Hills New Pistol 44 Magnum 300 grain JHP Ballistics table

Blazer Ammunition Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Blazer Aluminum 44 Rem Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Blazer Aluminum 44 Rem Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 180 grain MC LHP Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 180 grain MC LHP Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 200 grain HC Wadcutter Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Anti-Personnel 44 Magnum 200 grain HC Wadcutter Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore-Barnes 44 Magnum 200 grain XPB Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore-Barnes 44 Magnum 200 grain XPB Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore-Barnes 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore-Barnes 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Deer Grenade 44 Magnum +P 240 grain MC GC Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Deer Grenade 44 Magnum +P 240 grain MC GC Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Low Recoil 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Low Recoil 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Low Recoil 44 Magnum 255 grain Keith GC Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Low Recoil 44 Magnum 255 grain Keith GC Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Dangerous Game 44 Magnum 265 grain MonoMetal WFN Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Dangerous Game 44 Magnum 265 grain MonoMetal WFN Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 270 grain JFN Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 270 grain JFN Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 300 grain JFN Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 300 grain JFN Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 305 grain LBT-LFN Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum 305 grain LBT-LFN Ballistics table

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum +P+ 340 grain HC LFN GC Ballistics Chart

Buffalo Bore Heavy 44 Magnum +P+ 340 grain HC LFN GC Ballistics table

Corbon Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 165 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 165 grain JHP Ballistics table

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 225 grain DPX Ballistics Chart

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 225 grain DPX Ballistics table

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 320 grain Hunter Hard Cast LFN Ballistics Chart

Corbon 44 Rem Mag 320 grain Hunter Hard Cast LFN Ballistics table

Federal Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Federal Power-Shok 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Federal Power-Shok 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics table

Federal Power-Shok 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Federal Power-Shok 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Federal Premium 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics Chart

Federal Premium 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics table

Federal Premium 44 Magnum 280 grain A-Frame Ballistics Chart

Federal Premium 44 Magnum 280 grain A-Frame Ballistics table

Federal American Eagle 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Federal American Eagle 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Federal Fusion 44 Magnum 240 grain FSP Ballistics Chart

Federal Fusion 44 Magnum 240 grain FSP Ballistics table

Federal Personal Defense Hydra-Shok 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Federal Personal Defense Hydra-Shok 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Federal HammerDown 44 Magnum 270 grain Bonded SP Ballistics Chart

Federal HammerDown 44 Magnum 270 grain Bonded SP Ballistics table

Fiocchi Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 200 grain SJHP Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 200 grain SJHP Ballistics table

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Defense Dynamics 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics table

Fiocchi Hyperformance Defense 44 Magnum 200 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Hyperformance Defense 44 Magnum 200 grain XTP Ballistics table

Fiocchi Hyperformance Defense 44 Magnum 240 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Fiocchi Hyperformance Defense 44 Magnum 240 grain XTP Ballistics table

Hornady Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 200 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 200 grain XTP Ballistics table

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 240 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 240 grain XTP Ballistics table

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 300 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Hornady Custom 44 Magnum 300 grain XTP Ballistics table

Hornady Handgun Hunter 44 Magnum 200 grain MonoFlex Ballistics Chart

Hornady Handgun Hunter 44 Magnum 200 grain MonoFlex Ballistics table

Hornady LeveRevolution 44 Magnum 225 grain FTX Ballistics Chart

Hornady LeveRevolution 44 Magnum 225 grain FTX Ballistics table

HSM Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

HSM Cowboy Action 44 Magnum 200 grain Lead RNFP Ballistics Chart

HSM Cowboy Action 44 Magnum 200 grain Lead RNFP Ballistics table

HSM Cowboy Action 44 Magnum 240 grain Lead SWC Ballistics Chart

HSM Cowboy Action 44 Magnum 240 grain Lead SWC Ballistics table

HSM Training 44 Magnum 240 grain Plated FP Ballistics Chart

HSM Training 44 Magnum 240 grain Plated FP Ballistics table

HSM Pro Pistol 44 Magnum 240 grain JHC Ballistics Chart

HSM Pro Pistol 44 Magnum 240 grain JHC Ballistics table

HSM Pro Pistol 44 Magnum 300 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

HSM Pro Pistol 44 Magnum 300 grain JSP Ballistics table

HSM Self-Defense 44 Magnum 300 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

HSM Self-Defense 44 Magnum 300 grain XTP Ballistics table

HSM Bearload 44 Magnum 305 grain LWFN GC Ballistics Chart

HSM Bearload 44 Magnum 305 grain LWFN GC Ballistics table

Magtech Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Magtech 44 Magnum 240 grain FMJ Ballistics Chart

Magtech 44 Magnum 240 grain FMJ Ballistics table

Magtech 44 Magnum 240 grain SJSP Ballistics Chart

Magtech 44 Magnum 240 grain SJSP Ballistics table

PMC Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

PMC Bronze 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

PMC Bronze 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics table

PMC Bronze 44 Magnum 240 grain TCSP Ballistics Chart

PMC Bronze 44 Magnum 240 grain TCSP Ballistics table

PMC eRange 44 Magnum 240 grain EMJ-NT Ballistics Chart

PMC eRange 44 Magnum 240 grain EMJ-NT Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan (PPU) Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 180 grain JFP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 180 grain JFP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain JFP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain JFP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 180 grain JHP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain SJFP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain SJFP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics table

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 300 grain SJFP Ballistics Chart

Prvi Partizan 44 Magnum 300 grain SJFP Ballistics table

Remington Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Remington UMC 44 Magnum 180 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

Remington UMC 44 Magnum 180 grain JSP Ballistics table

Remington HTP 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

Remington HTP 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics table

Remington HTP 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics Chart

Remington HTP 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics table

Sellier & Bellot Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Sellier & Bellot 44 Rem Mag 240 grain SJHP Ballistics Chart

Sellier & Bellot 44 Rem Mag 240 grain SJHP Ballistics table

Sellier & Bellot 44 Rem Mag 240 grain SP Ballistics Chart

Sellier & Bellot 44 Rem Mag 240 grain SP Ballistics table

Sierra Ammunition Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Sierra Sportsmaster 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Sierra Sportsmaster 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Swift Cartridge Ammunition Ballistics Table - 44 Magnum

Swift Cartridge Heavy Revolver 44 Magnum 300 grain A-Frame Ballistics Chart

Swift Cartridge Heavy Revolver 44 Magnum 300 grain A-Frame Ballistics table

Underwood Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 160 grain Xtreme Hunter Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 160 grain Xtreme Hunter Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 180 grain XTP Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 180 grain XTP Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 200 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 200 grain JHP Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 240 grain JHP Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 300 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 300 grain JHP Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 200 grain Wadcutter Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 200 grain Wadcutter Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 220 grain Xtreme Penetrator Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 220 grain Xtreme Penetrator Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 225 grain XPB Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 245 grain FMJ FN Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 245 grain FMJ FN Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 255 grain Keith SWC GC Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 255 grain Keith SWC GC Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 305 grain LFN GC Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum 305 grain LFN GC Ballistics table

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum +P+ 340 grain LFN GC Ballistics Chart

Underwood Ammo 44 Magnum +P+ 340 grain LFN GC Ballistics table

Winchester Ammunition Ballistics Tables - 44 Magnum

Winchester Silvertip 44 Magnum 210 grain JHP Ballistics Chart

Winchester Silvertip 44 Magnum 210 grain JHP Ballistics table

Winchester Super-X 44 Magnum 210 grain Silvertip JHP Ballistics Chart

Winchester Super-X 44 Magnum 210 grain Silvertip JHP Ballistics table

Winchester Super-X 44 Magnum 240 grain HSP Ballistics Chart

Winchester Super-X 44 Magnum 240 grain HSP Ballistics table

Winchester USA 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics Chart

Winchester USA 44 Magnum 240 grain JSP Ballistics table

Winchester Big Bore 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics Chart

Winchester Big Bore 44 Magnum 240 grain SJHP Ballistics table

Administrative Note: The information above comes from the manufacturer and is only informational. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load. When manufacturer ballistic data was unavailable, ballistics were calculated using a ballistic calculator.

44 Magnum Rifle Ballistics

The 44 Remington Magnum is commonly found in lever-action rifles like the Marlin 1894, bolt-action rifles like the Ruger 77/44, and too many revolvers to count.

Although Elmer Keith and Smith & Wesson designed this magnum cartridge for handguns, its effective range can be significantly extended when fired through a rifle’s longer barrel. Even so, shooters should note that the projectiles most often used for hunting are not conducive for long-range shooting. Even when the 44 Mag’s muzzle velocity and striking energy are increased by a rifle barrel, its terminal ballistics are likely to prove inadequate for taking medium game at ranges beyond 150 yards.

44 Magnum Carbine Ballistics

44 Magnum loads are also often fired in a carbine, which has a shorter barrel than a rifle but longer than a handgun. A 44 Mag carbine’s effective range and terminal ballistics accordingly fall somewhere between those of a rifle and a handgun.

44 Magnum Trajectory Chart

A bullet’s flight path is also called its trajectory. Seasoned shooters measure the trajectory in inches of bullet drop or minutes of angle (MOA).

A flatter trajectory is better for long-range shooting as it requires fewer adjustments to compensate for bullet drop. The 6.5 Creedmoor is an excellent example of a cartridge with a flat trajectory; the 44 Mag, on the other hand, is not.

Below you will find a sample 44 Mag bullet drop chart that gives you a general idea of the cartridge’s trajectory.

44 Magnum Trajectory Chart

Note: The chart above is an example of one 44 Magnum load, and actual ballistic performance may vary depending on bullet weight, lot, barrel length, and environmental conditions while shooting.

44 Mag Velocity (fps)

Muzzle velocity is measured in feet per second (fps); it is the velocity at which the bullet exits the gun barrel. Generally, a longer barrel produces a higher muzzle velocity, as it gives propellant gasses more time to exert their energy against the bullet. This is why 44 Mag rifles offer slightly better long-range ballistics than 44 Mag handguns.

The muzzle velocity of the 44 Mag depends heavily on the bullet weight you choose to fire. Generally speaking, muzzle velocity ranges between 975 fps and 1,804 fps.

The Prvi Partizan 240 grain jacketed hollow point has a muzzle velocity of 1,541 fps – somewhat average, as should be expected from the 44 Mag’s middleweight projectile. However, the Sellier & Bellot 240 grain soft point has a lower velocity of 1,280 fps, whereas the Black Hills 160 grain HB has a higher velocity of 1,700 fps. In short, bullet weight is not the sole factor which determines muzzle velocity.

It’s important to note that factory loads rarely meet the higher ballistical standards used when reloading and handloading, but these numbers will give you an excellent idea of where to begin and what these handgun cartridges are capable of.

44 Mag Energy (ft lbs)

Muzzle energy is measured in foot pounds (ft lbs) of energy. It reflects the amount of force with which the bullet exits the barrel. Striking energy is the amount of energy the projectile possesses when it reaches its target. A bullet’s energy at any given instant is determined by only two variables: its weight, and its velocity.

It may surprise some shooters to learn that even though the 44 Mag has incredible stopping power, it doesn’t have a lot of energy compared to many rifle rounds. It’s not even one of the five most powerful handgun rounds. Even so, the 44 Mag’s energy is far superior to nearly all of the handgun rounds commonly employed for defensive applications.

The Black Hills Honey Badger 160 grain bullet has 1,027 ft lbs muzzle energy; the Federal HammerDown 270 grain Bonded SP bullet boasts a significantly higher muzzle energy of 1,763 ft lbs. But take care, because as previously explained, its weight is not the sole factor which determines a bullet’s muzzle energy.

44 Mag Effective Range

The 44 Mag is optimal for hunting and home defense within ranges 100 yards.

As mentioned earlier, the 44 Rem Mag is not a long-range round. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend the average shooter to attempt firing much further than 150 yards with it. Beyond that range, the 44 Mag bullet’s drop becomes far too dramatic to secure an effective result.

How Do 44 Magnum Ballistics Compare to Other Handguns and Rifles?

The 44 Mag can be compared to several handgun and rifle calibers, such as the 357 Mag, 44 Special, 454 Casull, 45 ACP, 45 Long Colt and 30-30 Win. See below for several comparisons that will give you a better sense of the 44 Mag’s performance relative to that of other rounds.

357 Magnum vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

357 Magnum vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

Don’t miss our deep dive into the 357 Mag vs. 44 Mag discussion.

44 Special vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

44 Special vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

We compare everything you need to know about the 44 Special vs. 44 Mag in our article.

45 ACP vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

45 ACP vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

Check out our in-depth look at comparing the 45 ACP vs. 44 Mag.

45 Long Colt vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

45 Long Colt vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

454 Casull vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

454 Casull vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

30-30 Winchester vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics

30-30 Winchester vs. 44 Magnum Ballistics Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

The team at Ammo.com has gathered and answered the most commonly asked questions regarding 44 Magnum ballistics below.

What is the effective range of a 44 Magnum?

The effective range of a 44 Magnum is about 150 yards. Even when fired out of a rifle, 44 Mag bullet drop is steep – at least relative to more powerful rifle cartridges, like 30-30 or 243 Win.

How lethal is a 44 Magnum?

The 44 Magnum is extremely effective solution to personal defense. It was the most powerful handgun cartridge in the world for a while (although the more powerful 454 Casull already existed when Dirty Harry uttered his famous line, no handgun was available to fire it yet).

Take care that the 44 Mag’s tremendous recoil greatly complicates follow-up fire. Its loud report is likely to temporarily deafen you unless you are wearing hearing protection (especially while you are firing indoors). Furthermore, its heavy, high-momentum bullet is quite likely to over-penetrate the threat and jeopardize the safety of innocent bystanders.

What is a 44 Magnum rifle good for?

A 44 Magnum rifle is good for hunting medium game and coyote. Its straight case makes it a practical choice for hunting in jurisdictions where bottleneck cartridges are prohibited. Though many would choose a semi-automatic over a lever-action rifle for home defense, we do not dispute that a 44 Mag rifle could do an effective job.

44 Magnum Ballistics Tables From All the Major Ammunition Manufacturers originally appeared on Ammo.com

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Good info, tons of good info!
I like how Buffalo Bore’s “low recoil” is a 240gr with MV of 1400fps!

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The 44 vs 454 chart has the 454 100yd energy wrong.

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In 44 & 454 I like to roll my own.

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Roll everything except 22LR except I did buy some 35 Remington last year to try out my Model 8, no intention shooting it much.

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@albroswift what is that sorta new .35 caliber round. I swear I seen ron spomer talking about it ?

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Buffalo Bore and Underwood make some good Ammo just too expensive.

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35 remington is an old caliber. Very similar to 30-30.

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Yeah there is a newer round that iluses a .35 caliber bookit cabt think what it is ??8.6 mm maybe it aint all that new cause 8.6mm came out in 1930’s .

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I found it …350 legend listen tk this podcast

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Thats a 200 yd deer cartridge.

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I knew I seen it was the same boolit but couldnt get my mind wrapped around it :joy:

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We had one of the Remington pump action rifles in 35 Rem when i was growing up.

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8.6=.338. Not .357

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Yeah turns out 8.6mm which the new offering is 8.6blackout is .338 but .350 legend is .357. …similarly they tend to do that with several calibers. 38special or plain 38. Which is .357 or .460S&W which is actually .452 and how about the 22lr or 22wmr. Many examples of that.

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Thanks for the catch!

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