.44 WCF Reload?


#1

My recent $5 cigar box aquisition included (5) .44 WCF headstamped REM-UMC -44 WCF- with rounded nickel primer and a rather unusual (to me) hollow point bullet. Rounds seemed very light so I pulled one and it weighs 160 gr. and is .425 Dia. Rounded blunt nosed with no exposed lead with a deep cupped base. Inside of case was clean and bright and has no signs of being reloaded. (Could be from a NPE). Powder is a perforated disk type like the old Hi-Skor. (I won’t mention how much for fear of being banned from the forum!) Did Remington ever factory load a 160 gr. HP and if not, who made .425 Dia. bullets of this type for the .44 WCF?

Thanks,
Dave


#2

Dave

Most likely a HV load for the Winchester M92 or CLMR ???

Ray


#3

Steogers 1940 lists a 44-40 Rem-UMC 160 gr “Mush” at 1980 fps. Likely what you have.


#4

Ray and Orange,

Thanks for the input. None of the other odds and sods in the bunch were reloads and I was hoping this wasn’t as well. Just hadn’t seen that bullet weight listed before.

Dave


#5

The dashes on either side of the REM-UMC often were on a case used for export.