.41 Remington Magnum vs .44 Remington Magnum Ammo Comparison - Ballist – Foundry Outdoors

.41 Remington Magnum vs .44 Remington Magnum Ammo Comparison - Ballistics Info & Chart

The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .41 Remington Magnum vs .44 Remington Magnum ammo rounds. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing type. As such, the following is for comparative information purposes only and should not be used to make precise predictions of the trajectory, performance, or true ballistics of any particular .41 Remington Magnum or .44 Remington Magnum rounds for hunting, target shooting, plinking, or any other usage. The decision for which round is better for a given application should be made with complete information, and this article simply serves as a comparative guide, not the final say.

For more detailed ballistics information please refer to the exact round in question or contact the manufacturer for the pertinent information. True .41 Remington Magnum and .44 Remington Magnum ballistics information can vary widely from the displayed information, and it is important to understand that the particular characteristics of a given round can make a substantive difference in its true performance.

Caliber Type Velocity
.41 Remington Magnum Handgun 1280 760
.44 Remington Magnum Handgun 1320 900


As illustrated in the chart, .41 Remington Magnum rounds - on average - achieve a velocity of about 1280 feet per second (fps) while .44 Remington Magnum rounds travel at a velocity of 1320 fps. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. That is to say, .41 Remington Magnum bullets travel 1.5 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while .44 Remington Magnum bullets travel 1.5 times that same speed.

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Furthermore, the muzzle energy of a .41 Remington Magnum round averages out to 760 ft-lb, while a .44 Remington Magnum round averages out to about 900 ft-lb. One way to think about this is as such: a foot-pound is a unit of energy equal to the amount of energy required to raise a weight of one pound a distance of one foot. So a .41 Remington Magnum round exits the barrel with kinetic energy equal to the energy required for linear vertical displacement of 760 pounds through a one foot distance, while a .44 Remington Magnum round exiting the barrel has energy equal to the amount required to displace 900 pounds over the same one foot distance. As a rule of thumb, when it comes to hunting, muzzle energy is what many hunters look at when deciding on what caliber of firearm / ammunition to select. Generally speaking, the higher the muzzle energy, the higher the stopping power.

Again, the above is for comparative information purposes only, and you should consult the exact ballistics for the particular .41 Remington Magnum or .44 Remington Magnum cartridge you're looking at purchasing.

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Chuck Cornelius - Jan 02, 2023

Maybe the.41mag would be a better choice for those with compromised hands or wrists. That’s what’s kept me from the .44. Sometimes bigger isn’t better but just unrealistic.

John Hill - Mar 10, 2023

.410 vs .429 diameter?!?!?!? Not much difference. Sectional density favors the 41 mag over the 44 mag with the same gr bullets The 270gr 41’s equal 300 grain 44’s. Case capacity of the 41 mag is the same as the 44 special. Less powder, lower gr bullets, slightly heavier revolver equals less recoil.

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