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Thread: 44-40 question

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    Boolit Master

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    Jun 2009
    North central Ohio

    44-40 question

    I have a Pedersoli Rolling Block "baby carbine" in 44-40 on the way. My question is regarding relative strength and where this rifle would fall in this "firearm grouping" I've seen in a couple reloading manuals. I've zero experience with a 44-40 so any input as to any nuances to look for would be appreciated.
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    Boolit Master Nobade's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
    It will easily be able to handle any published load from real loading manuals.
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    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2009
    gardners pa.
    get a reloading manual read it and load by what it says for .44-40 and you will have no problems. remember it is a .44-40 hot a .44 mag.

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    Boolit Grand Master Outpost75's Avatar
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    The RL7 loads will perform well for you.

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    Boolit Grand Master
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    South Jersey
    If shooting black powder - max compressed powder is 35gr - use FFg

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    Boolit Master marlinman93's Avatar
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    Since the Uberti is based on the #2 Rolling Block action, it is strong enough for factory .44-40 loads. It's modern steel, and the original #2 was offered in some pretty warm cartridges like .32-20WCF and .38-40. So I wouldn't worry about your modern .44-40 chambered Uberti.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check