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44 .Mag Revolver ammo in a Win 94

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dubious, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. dubious

    dubious Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    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?
  2. campbell

    campbell Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    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.
  3. Grandpa Shooter

    Grandpa Shooter Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    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.
  4. JollyWhiteGiant

    JollyWhiteGiant Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    central MN
    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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