This Ain't Your Grandpa's 30-06! "Chasing The 44-40"

Chasing Golf Balls at 265 yards with the Uberti Winchester 73’, 44-40.

Chasing The 44-40, Video 5B

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Lever in 06?

Pretty cool :sunglasses:

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LOL!

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Nice assault rifle!

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The Struggle is real!

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Today’s visit to the Range.

Continuing to document actual bullet trajectory and POA for 25, 50, 100, 200 and 265 yards with the Winchester 73’ w/6x scope…and my handloads. Rifle is zeroed in for 200 yards. I’d shoot further, but the Range only goes out to 265.

Unlike Winchester’s neutered factory hunting loads, my handloads clock in at 1,350fps from a 26" rifle barrel. The best I could get out of Winchester’s loads was 1,025fps from a 20" carbine. The Henry was advertised at 1,125fps. Insert from Winchester’s 1875 catalog.

1873-1877 - In Winchester’s 1875 catalog the first 44 WCF cartridges appeared but were not labeled as “44 W.C.F”. Winchester stated, “The effect of this change [from 44 Henry to the 44-40] is to increase the initial velocity of the arm from about 1,125 f.p.s. to 1,325 feet per second."

During the 1950’s, Winchester advertised their loads to achieve 990fps @ 300 yards. Although that is about what the revolver achieved with black powder, still only slightly more than a single action revolver when using an appropriate load of smokeless powder.

That would be the difference between whimpey cowboy loads, whimpy factory loads and original factory velocities.





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That’s amazing, where do you live?

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It’s a 44-40 says so right by the picture.
Browning does or did make a lever
30-06.

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BLR came in 308. Kind a like 30-06 short😁

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I was being a bit sarcastic…hehehehehehe, I think some folks missed it.

I love a 30-06, they shoot so flat, even a caveman cane hit a 300 yard target with one! Not so much with the 44-40.

If I could only have one rifle, it would probably be a Remington 742 30-06.

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I’d agree if extractors were’t so weak, seems every one I come across needs one

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Absolutely, the one I use to have was the same way. Wish I had never sold it. My dad picked up my brother-n-laws after he passed away and has had great results with it.

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I’ll take mine in a model 70 :sunglasses:

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I have my father’s 742 I think he got it in the 60s.

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Winchester 1895 .

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1895 30-06 Auction starts in 23 days. 1909 Yr of Man.

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Picked one up for $125. Guy said it would not cycle. I think he left magazine loaded always. New magazine and it cycle just fine.

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Chronographed my handloads in the revolver at 6 feet and the rifle at 265 yards.

6 feet - Revolver using a Unique load came in at 1,003fps. Using a Reloder 7 load, 1,007fps

1,478fps @ 10 feet - Uberti Winchester 73’ using a Reloder 7 load

951fps @ 265 Yards -Uberti Winchester 73 using a Reloder 7 load

Revolver Chronograph Video

Rifle Chronograph Video

Basically this means that if the 951fps load at 265 is not “lethal”, then neither is the same load at 10 feet in a revolver!!!

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These next videos are hosted on the 44-40 website vis google docs. Let me know if they don’t work. I am getting a bit tired of youtubes annoying commercials.

44-40 Videos

Direct links
50 yards and 25 yards, fine tuning the POA marks

265 Yards, Impact Angle

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you can have a FULL30 channel, you’ll find info on how to get one somewhere on here

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