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45 WIN MAG

45 WIN MAG

45 Win Mag ammo, or 45 Winchester Magnum, also known as the 45 Magnum, is an extremely potent rimless cartridge designed to be used in semi-automatic pistols. The round was developed by stretching the case of a 45 ACP round and increasing the thickness and strength of the shell. The 45 Win Mag is ballistically similar to a cartridge once designed for the Canadian Military known as the 45 NAACO.

The round is most commonly used as a hunting cartridge. This makes it one the few rounds designed for a semi-automatic pistol that has been widely adopted for hunting. Typically the preferred handgun hunting weapons are large revolvers in magnum, rimmed, cartridges. The 45 Winchester Magnum is also a popular silhouette shooting cartridge due to it’s amazing knockdown ability. The 45 WIn Mag generates roughly the same power as a 44 Magnum. The 45 Winchester Magnum is capable of firing a round heavier than the 44 Magnum with a higher velocity. With a 300 grain round capable of reaching over 1,100 feet per second.

The 45 Winchester Magnum had a variety of different 1911 style pistols chambered for it, and a line of Thompson Center Arms single shot hunting pistols. The 45 Winchester Magnum cartridge is an immensely powerful round that it a very capable hunting cartridge.

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