44 .Mag Revolver ammo in a Win 94


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dubious
December 13, 2007, 12:48 AM
Hey folks, I've been reloading a bunch for my Redhawk .44 mag and I want to use the same ammo in my Win 94. I've got a bunch of 240gr FMJ with 9 gr of titegroup. Is that gonna work in my Winnie?

What's the deal in general with loading for lever actions vs revolvers?

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campbell
December 13, 2007, 01:46 AM
For leverguns, flat nosed bullets only. You don't want to light off a tube full of .44 mags. Also, leverguns can be a bit touchy about what they cycle. Your favorite bullet in a revolver might not reliably cycle in a levergun. Often longer bullets and/or bullets with a shoulder like a semi wadcutter will get hung up. RNFP and WFN usually do well. For jacketed, try hollow points or jacketed flat nose soft points.

Grandpa Shooter
December 13, 2007, 11:46 AM
Other than possible feed issues, as long as you don't use anything with a sharp point, the rifle will handle anything you build for the pistol. That was the whole concept of dual firearms in the same caliber.

JollyWhiteGiant
December 13, 2007, 12:13 PM
I wouldn't use FMJ bullets in there. The flat point on the bullet shoudl be wider than the primer if posible to prevent firing the next round in line. As for feeding, my 94 in .45 Colt will feed everything from my 255 gr RNFP to the 360 gr WFN loads. Only thing mine wount feed is CCI shot rounds (had to try to see if they would feed).

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