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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||2.00|
|Weight per round (units)||0.02|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||50 / 500|
|Primer type||Large pistol|
|Powder type||Pistol powder|
|Projectile type||.429, 240 grain|
|Cost per case||0.38|
|Standard load (SP)||114 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||103 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||125 pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||137 pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||4 (Taurus Model 431)|
|Muzzle velocity||250 m/s (821 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||487 Joule (359 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||United States|
.44 Special is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (P)istol caliber.
.44 Special is pronounced forty-four Special.
This caliber may also be known as .44 S&W Special (its former full name), .44 Spc, .44 Spl, and more rarely 10.9x29mm R. It may also be referred to as simply .44, but it is not recommended, as it may be confused with the other .44 caliber cartridges in the game.
There are 5 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
- Charter Arms Bulldog
- Colt New Frontier
- Smith & Wesson Model 24
- Smith & Wesson Model 296 Airlite
- Taurus Model 431
.44 Special can be seen as a shorter version of .44 Magnum; both cartridges have the exact same dimensions other than case length. In turn, this allows many .44 Magnum firearms to be loaded with .44 Special, increasing the versatility of these firearms.
There are 8 .44 Magnum firearms than can also accept .44 Special:
- Astra Terminator
- Colt Anaconda
- Ruger Super Blackhawk
- Smith & Wesson Model 29
- Taurus Model 444 Ultra-Lite
- Taurus Raging Bull M444
- Super LeMat (Caliber Mode 1, crafting-only)
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Short handgun||Up to 3.9"||0.8x|
|Medium handgun||4" - 8"||1.0x|
|Long handgun||8.1" - 12"||1.4x|
|Rifle||12.1" and up||1.6x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Personal Defense||Reg/+P|| Lead (0.55x)|
|Pocket Dragon||Reg/+P+|| JHP (1.8x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
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