Buffalo Bore Ammunition
- Caliber: Heavy .44 Magnum +P+*
- Grain: 340
- Bullet Type: L.F.N. - G.C.
- Muzzle Velocity: 1478 fps
- 20 Rounds per Box
*This load is designed ONLY for certain firearms. They are as follows Ruger Red Hawk, Ruger Super Red Hawk, Ruger Super Blackhawk or Vaquero, Freedom Arms Model 83, Taurus Raging Bull, Colt Anaconda and Dan Wesson Revolvers. Suitable rifles include T/C Encore, "modified" Marlin 1894 (see next paragraph), Winchester 1894, any rifle with a falling block action and the Handi Rifle
What does Buffalo Bore mean above by "modified" Marlin Marlin (for an unknown, not well thought out reason) is using a very slow rate of twist (1/38 inches) on their 1894 chambered in 44 mag. Because of this slow rate of twist, the heaviest bullet that the factory Marlin will stabilize is about 270grs. Other firearm makers that chamber for the 44 mag all use a much faster rate of twist so that their guns will stabilize and therefore accurately shoot bullets over 300grs. Many folks today want their 44 magnums to be able to utilize the heavy 300gr. and heavier bullets - Marlin has not figured this out. If you want decent accuracy out of the +p+ load in a Marlin, it will need to be re-barreled with a twist rate of roughly 1/20 inch.