Performance::.38-40 Winchester


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Performance Though introduced as an "all-around" cartridge, traditional sources suggest the .38-40 performs inadequately on deer.<ref name="speer13"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Ballistically, commercial 'cowboy' loads are similar to the much newer .40 S&W, sharing the same bullet diameter, bullet weight, and similar velocity.<ref name="midway - Cowboy Action Ammunition">[1], Midway 38-40 Ten-X.</ref> A limited number of 'hunting' loads are available commercially, which produce about 25% more muzzle energy than the more common target ammunition.<ref name="midway - Hunting Ammunition">[2], Midway 38-40 Winchester Super-X.</ref>

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