.44 Extra Long Rimfire

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

.44 Extra Long Rimfire

The .44 Henry was one of the first self-contained metalic cartridges chambered in the Henry lever action rifle in 1860. It saw service in the Civil War and became the predecessor of a long line of Winchester lever action rifles. It has a 15 shot magazine and was a favorite for settlers moving west. It is “The rifle you load on Sunday and shoot all week”. The .44 Extra Long Rimfire had a short life span and was quickly faded into history with the introduction of centerfire cartridges.

The .44 rimfire ballistics are good for hunting small and medium game at close ranges and for personal defense. Of all the .44 rimfire cartridges the .44 Henry Flat successfully made the transition from black powder to smokeless powder. Introduced in 1869 the .44 Extra Long Rimfire is capable of propelling a 220 gain bullet at 1,250 fps with 763 ft.-lbs. of energy. RCC offset the through hole to the side of the case for rimfire rifles. The primer pocket is designed to use a CCI .22 caliber blank as the ignition source. The cartridge must be indexed to align with the firing pin.

Roberson Cartridge Company is a custom manufacture of Vintage, Obsolete, Hard to Find and Wildcat calibers.

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