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38-40 Ammo 50rnd Box


Price: $44.99
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PLEASE READ ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE PLACING ORDER. ORDERS WITH NO PROOF OF AGE & STATEMENT WILL BE CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE.


The .38-40 Winchester is actually a .40 caliber cartridge shooting .401 caliber bullets. The cartridge was introduced by Winchester in 1874 and is derived from their .44-40 Winchester. This cartridge was introduced for rifles, but in its reintroduction for Cowboy Action Shooting it has seen some popularity as a pistol cartridge. It is not particularly well suited to hunting larger game, but it was popular when it was introduced, along with the previous .44-40 Winchester, for deer hunting. It can be used successfully on smaller game animals, and for self-defense. Current loadings are intended for revolvers.

 

Design and history 

It is unclear why this cartridge was introduced as it is very similar to the .44-40 from which it was derived. It has approximately 110 ft·lbf (150 J) less muzzle energy, and has a muzzle velocity about 110 ft/s (34 m/s) less than the .44-40. The bullet differs by only .026 inches in bullet diameter and 20 grains (1.3 g) in standard bullet weight from the original .44-40. The goal may have been to reduce recoil while maintaining a similar bullet sectional density.  One unusual design element of this cartridge is that factory ammunition was loaded with a different case profile than the standard chamber for this cartridge, factory ammunition having a much longer neck than the standard chamber. Most reloading dies are designed to size fired brass to the chamber specification rather than that of the original factory ammunition case profile.[3]

The renewed interest in this caliber can be explained by the increasing popularity of Cowboy Action Shooting.  Several single-action revolvers have recently been chambered for this cartridge, including the Ruger Vaquero. Most modern reloading data for this cartridge is found in the handgun section of reloading manuals.

Performance

Though introduced as an "all-around" cartridge, traditional sources suggest the .38-40 performs inadequately on deer. Ballistically, commercial 'cowboy' loads are similar to the much newer .40 S&W, sharing the same bullet diameter, bullet weight, and similar velocity.  A limited number of 'hunting' loads are available commercially, which produce about 25% more muzzle energy than the more common target ammunition.

 

Type

Pistol

Place of origin

United States

Production history

Designer

Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Produced

1874 to 1937, now in production again.

Specifications

Parent case

.44-40 Winchester

Case type

rimmed, bottle-necked

Bullet diameter

.401 in (10.2 mm)

Neck diameter

.416 in (10.6 mm)

Shoulder diameter

.4543 in (11.54 mm)

Base diameter

.465 in (11.8 mm)

Rim diameter

.520 in (13.2 mm)

Rim thickness

.058 in (1.5 mm)

Case length

1.30 in (33 mm)

Overall length

1.59 in (40 mm)

Ballistic performance

Bullet weight/type

Velocity

Energy

180 gr (12 g) SP

1,160 ft/s (350 m/s)

538 ft·lbf (729 J)



credit to: Wikipedia


Ordering Info:

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NOTE: 
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2. Handgun ammo cannot be shipped to the city of Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, Massachusetts or Washing ton D.C.
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