Winchester .44 mag ammo appraisal.


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P95Carry
June 1, 2004, 10:58 PM
NOTE - I originally misnamed this stuff ... it is Winchester WB ...... sorry.

Shot quite a lot of this stuff, and it has always seemed quite acceptable. As I wanted to set up my SBH red dot today, I put some rounds thru after testing out the BFR and some UMC .45acp ammo.

So .... in process of sighting .. recorded speeds (most) .... printer had gone battery flat on me so ... just wrote vel's down. No SD to come - too much like hard work to calculate! This is a 20 shot run .. so quite a large sample...... oh and barrel is 7 1/2" ......



Ammo type ........ W-W .44 mag. 240 grain SJSP

Shot # 1 - 1393 fps
Shot # 2 - 1386 fps
Shot # 3 - 1382 fps
Shot # 4 - 1399 fps
Shot # 5 - 1390 fps
Shot # 6 - 1415 fps
Shot # 7 - 1354 fps
Shot # 8 - 1426 fps
Shot # 9 - 1396 fps
Shot # 10 -1389 fps
Shot # 11 -1401 fps
Shot # 12 -1387 fps
Shot # 13 -1413 fps
Shot # 14 -1398 fps
Shot # 15 -1364 fps
Shot # 16 -1376 fps
Shot # 17 -1429 fps
Shot # 18 -1411 fps
Shot # 19 -1393 fps
Shot # 20 -1410 fps

Low vel = 1354 fps
Hi vel = 1429 fps
Average vel = 1396 fps
Hi-Lo extreme spread = 83 fps
Muzzle energy (based on average vel) = 1038 ft lbs


Conclusions... not too great a spread and overall quite a reasonable ammo for bit less than premium price .... tho still not cheap. Time I got some reloads under way again for this cal!!

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P95Carry
June 2, 2004, 11:06 AM
OOPS - screw-up guys, sorry!

Having transferred ammo from an original box into my MTM ... which was wrongly marked - I made stupid assumption. On inspecting another lot of rounds in an MTM marked as MagTech ... indeed ..... C.B.C. is correct on headstamp.

So ...... in results above please read WINCHESTER!! Sorry about the confusion, and - looks like a I should pull a round to establish bullet weight too.. Mind you they did feel reasonably ''brisk''.

<mutter> - really must check more thoroughly </mutter>

lfbmoreira
June 2, 2004, 11:15 AM
Hi,

Just of curiosity, i guess most of the people don't know that.

Mag Tech is a trade mark of C.B.C, and CBC stands for Compania Brasileira de Cartuchos (Brazilian Cartridges Company) the only ammunition factory of Brazil.

P95Carry
June 2, 2004, 11:19 AM
"Compania Brasileira de Cartuchos" .... ahhh ... thx for that ....... I thought it was an import and remember now. Really must make sure I check facts before I post! :rolleyes:

Tamara
June 2, 2004, 11:24 AM
What are you saying? The thread title reads right to me... :confused:








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P95Carry
June 2, 2004, 11:37 AM
Thx Tams .. you helped dig me out of a hole!!:)

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