View Full Version : 44 rem special ? buffalo arms

May 15, 2010, 01:28 AM
They have a rem 1858 krist konverter cylinder in 44 rem special,is this 44 special the same as 44 s w special ? on the page they have a box of 44 mag cartridges fer sale,Im wonderin if there .429 or .451,please enlighten me:cool:

May 15, 2010, 01:47 AM
There's the .44 S&W Special and the .44 Remington Magnum cartridges.

The .44 Remington Magnum is a lengthened .44 S&W Special cartridge case.
The .44 S&W Special is a lengthened .44 Russian.
The .44 Remington Magnum bullet has a diameter of .429".

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May 15, 2010, 05:28 AM
Since the .44 Remington has a bore of .450 you will have to use hollow base bullets. The .45 Colt is a better choice.

Jim Watson
May 15, 2010, 07:17 AM
I see the listing but don't understand the designation. It is not on the Kirst site. I'd call B.A. and ask Mr Gullo.