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Old August 11, 2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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44 Special trajectory

Can anyone provide a link that will show me the trajectory of a 44 Special round fired from an 18" rifle barrel.
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Old August 11, 2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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Google search for "ballistic calculator." There are a handfull of them available. Just plug in your numbers. And maybe cross check between more than one.

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Old August 12, 2015, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'd been searching under different terms. That took care of that.
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Old August 12, 2015, 08:55 AM   #4
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the trajectory of a 44 Special round fired from an 18" rifle

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Old August 12, 2015, 01:29 PM   #5
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Assuming 1280 fps and a 200 gr Hornady bullet I got this using Hornady's ballistics calculator.

Quote:
Range (yards) Velocity (fps) Energy (ft.-lb.) Trajectory (in) Come UP in MOA Come UP in Mils Wind Drift (in) Wind Drift in MOA Wind Drift in Mils
Muzzle 1280 728 -1.5 0 0 0 0 0
50 1143 580 2.6 -4.9 -1.4 0 0 0
100 1046 486 0 0 0 0 0 0
150 976 423 -10.5 6.7 1.9 0 0 0
200 922 377 -30.1 14.4 4.2 0 0 0
250 876 341 -60 22.9 6.7 0 0 0
300 836 310 -101.1 32.2 9.4 0 0 0
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Old August 14, 2015, 01:37 AM   #6
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What load?
If it's one of the pedestrian factory loads, the trajectory will be quite an arc. If however you are handloading, it's a different matter entirely. For a while I owned a 20" Uberti 1873 short rifle in .44 Special and handloaded it. Going from memory, I ran a 255 gr. cast SWC around 1300 fps. Brian Pearce, in Rifle magazine #218 tested some loads in a 24" barrel Uberti and had a couple that ran around 1500 fps with 240 - 250 gr bullets.

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