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Old December 9th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #1
 
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Winchester Ammo 44 Special Lead 240 GR

Hi,

Is this ammo any good? I have some Black Hills Cowboy .44 Special 210 GR ammo. Looking it to getting some more ammo and increase the bullet grain . Should I stick with the Black Hills or what other .44 Special would you recommend? Just plinking now, might hunt with my .44 Vaquero latter on.

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I handload virtually all of my ammo, but I have shot some Winchester Silvertip .44 Spl 200 gr HP rounds through my Redhawk. I find that most of the factory Special loads are very low pressure. Those BH 'Cowboy' loads are probably loaded very light for the CAS events. There are some loadings from the 'boutique' ammo manufacturers (BH?) that are loaded 'hotter' than the typical fodder for modern design/build revolvers.

If the price is right on the Winchester ammo, why not give it a try? For plinking with .44 Spl factory ammo, whatever is the least expensive would be my concern. A lower bullet weight generally gives less recoil, too.

If you do end up hunting with .44 Spl, you should seek out some of those hotter 'boutique' loads.
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Black Hills is top notch ammo... and Palmetto State Armory has it at a discount right now.

I personally like it better than the Winchester Cowboy Loads but both are fine. I have used the Federal Champion, Hornady and Winchester Silvertips as well but I prefer the Black Hills to plink with.
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