.44 S&W Russian Ammo

.44 S&W Russian is a centerfire revolver cartridge that was designed by Smith & Wesson in the late 19th century. It was originally developed for use in Smith & Wesson’s Model 3 revolver, which was widely used by law enforcement and military personnel at the time.


The .44 S&W Russian cartridge is typically loaded with a 246-grain bullet and has a muzzle velocity of around 750 to 800 feet per second. It is known for its accuracy and low recoil, making it a popular choice for target shooting and small game hunting.

While the .44 S&W Russian cartridge was widely used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it has since become less popular, as more powerful cartridges have become more readily available. However, it is still occasionally used for target shooting and historical reenactments, and is highly valued by collectors and enthusiasts.

It is important to note that the .44 S&W Russian cartridge is not interchangeable with the more common .44 Magnum cartridge, as they have different case lengths and diameters. Attempting to use .44 S&W Russian ammunition in a .44 Magnum revolver, or vice versa, can result in malfunction or damage to the firearm.

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