.357 Magnum vs .44 Magnum Lever Actions

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Part two of Lucky Gunner Ammo‘s Lever Action Rifle Series!

Today, we’re looking at .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum when fired from lever action rifles (in this case, two identical rifles — a pair of Henry X Models). What’s the useful range of these cartridges with rifle length barrels? We tested that. What kind of performance benefit do they offer versus handguns chambered for the same calibers? We tested that, too. And some ballistic gel testing, hard barrier penetration testing, and a whole bunch of pretty charts, numbers, and spreadsheets… if you’re into that kind of thing.