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    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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    It will easily be able to handle any published load from real loading manuals.
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    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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    The RL7 loads will perform well for you.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44-40_Winchester
    http://reloadammo.com/4440load.htm
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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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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
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