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Lower Recoil .44 Magnum e

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Lower Recoil .44 Magnum Ammo
255 gr. Keith - G.C. @ 1,350 fps/M.E. 1,032 ft lbs
20 Round Box


There have been several requests for a full power 44 Mag. Load that recoils substantially less than our other Heavy 44 Mag. Loads, but will still penetrate deeply and be deadly on game animals.

When S&W introduced their model 329PD, we noticed that some of those scandium revolvers would experience sticky extraction from their titanium cylinders with our Heavy loads and the recoil in the lightweight scandium 329PD guns was horrendous, to say the least. This recoil would sometimes cause bullets to "jump crimp" thus tying up the revolver. 

In order to alleviate the recoil, crimp jump, and sticky extraction, we have developed this load. It is still full power but uses a lighter weight, super hard cast, gas checked bullet, and will still penetrate very deeply in big game despite its lighter weight. This load is ideal for those of you who carry the S&W Model 329PD. This load will not lead your barrel.

This load falls well under SAAMI pressure specs and is safe to use IN ANY 44mag. While we love to hear from our customers, please do not phone/email us and ask if this load is safe in your particular 44 Mag. - it is - providing your gun is in normal working condition.

Please NOTE:  The Action in Henry Lever Action rifles is too short to cycle this load.  They can be shot via hand chambering the load one at a time.

Now there exists a serious full power 44 Mag. load that will penetrate big bones (including a bears skull) and drives deeply into living organs and tissues, that has minimum recoil.

See the below ballistics fired out of my personal revolvers.

1,264 fps -- S&W 329PD (4-inch)
1,357 fps -- Ruger Red Hawk (5.5-inch)

Item 4E - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities


Muzzle Velocity @ 1700 fps for Item 4E


Muzzle Velocity @ 1600 fps for Item 4E


Muzzle Velocity @ 1500 fps for Item 4E


Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 4E


Muzzle Velocity @ 1300 fps for Item 4E


Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 4E

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You must be 18 or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to Department of Transportation regulations, we cannot accept returns on Ammunition. Make sure to use the correct ammunition in your gun. Check local laws before ordering.

Russ on 07/22/2021 07:27am
Your 340gr +P+ recoil is bad enough on 4.66" Ruger SBH no way was I going to carry them in a Vaquero TALo birdshead grip 3.75" bbl. But this round is perfect for it.
Joel Alholinna on 04/05/2020 07:22pm
This 255gr Keith bullet at 1254fps (chronographed out of my 329PD) is extremely accurate! Happy with the power level and minimal bullet creep.
Jake Benson on 07/31/2019 04:28pm
Really like this load! Out of my 629 Mountain Revolver the velocities are as advertised and accuracy is great! This may be the best factory .44 load, I have used!
Mark on 07/31/2017 12:15pm
S&W M69 44mag, had accuracy and control issues with the heavy bear loads, but this low recoil 255gr round is perfect and will be used hiking in bear country.
Steve Davidson on 02/17/2017 11:01pm
I work as a pilot and guide for a lodge in Alaska, this round is perfect for my 329PD which I carry every day.
Steve A. on 07/27/2015 05:51am
Great ammo I use in my .44 Magnum Taurus Titanium frame when I'm in the back country. Sticky extractions when you rapid fire but other than that, great ammo.
betty on 11/20/2013 06:43am
just what I was looking for, for my 329PD
Bruce on 11/09/2013 11:45pm
Great ammo for the Airlite!
Paul on 08/12/2013 09:10am
Have run three boxes through both of my 44 magnum "snubbies" - one a Performance Center Stainless and the other a Night Guard scandium frame. Loads are stout but very controllable, more than accurate enough. Penetration is excellent. Have found my outdoor Alaska round.
DFW Dave on 05/29/2013 03:25pm
I shot two boxes of these in my Ruger Super Redhawk with a 9.5 inch barrel. They were accurate and the recoil was just what I was looking for: A mean cartridge that wouldn't break my wrist. Good stuff, no complaints!
Chris on 10/05/2011 08:32pm
I've put a few boxes of this ammo through my Ruger Alaskan. Controllable with great accuracy! Wish it was available in a 50rd box.

John Val-Gallas on 09/12/2010 02:47pm
Perfect load for scandium frame, all the power, and penetration I could want, with control. No crimp jump, or extraction problems. Would like to see a similar loading for my 4" S
James on 01/30/2010 08:18pm
I love this ammo! Accurate, great penetration with the hard cast Keith, minimal recoil, and functions flawlessly in both revolver and rifle. Versatile ammunition. Thanks
Dave on 06/15/2009 04:59pm
Fired a box through my light .44 mag. Taurus Tracker today. Happy to feel all the power I would need for bear backup with the confidence behind the super hard cast bullet.
Fires with authority, and the casings eject like butter. I'll feel confident heading into the North Cascades this fall. Just ordered another box!

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