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.38-40 Winchester
 
 

The 38-40 Winchester was developed by Winchester in 1874, as a companion to the 44-40. It is based on the 44-40 case necked-down to what is actually 40-caliber. It was originally a blackpowder cartridge chambered in the Winchester Model 73 lever action. The 38-40 was at one time a popular medium-power cartridge. Winchester used to load a high-velocity rifle version with a 180-grain bullet at 1775 fps. This was considered a pretty good short-range deer number, but was not intended for old blackpowder rifles or revolvers. With proper load and bullets, the 38-40 can be used on small game, varmints, medium-size game or even deer at short range. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
 
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180 grs
Nevada Cast
Trail Boss
180 grs
Nevada Cast
IMR-800X
180 grs
Nevada Cast
Hogdon Universal
180 grs
Nevada Cast
GOEX Clear-Shot
180 grs
Nevada Cast
Unique
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
IMR-800X
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
HP-38
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
Hodgdon Universal
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
Unique
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
HERCO
155 grs
Hornady XTP
HP-38
155 grs
Hornady XTP
Accurate #7
180 grs
Speer FMJ- flat nose
HP-38
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
IMR-4759
180 grs
Magma .403 cast
Accurate-5744
180 grs
SLIM PONY wide groove
Accurate Arms 5477
180 grs
remington golden sabre
alliant 2400
180 grs
golden sabre
aa 1680
180 grs
xtp
imr 4227
180 grs
xtp
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