Advertising that you are a deer and bear cartridge denotes a lot of power and versatility. Winchester Platinum Tip ammunition in .44 Remington Magnum seems to be spot on in their claim however. The 250 grain patented bullet design features a reversed taper to enhance the penetration and expansion and the ballistics look great by the numbers.
A speedy 1250 feet per second velocity out of the bore and the delivery of more than 850 ft. lbs. of energy (867), means you have a very serious contender in the field with this round. That doesn’t even take into account the great hollow point design labeled as the Platinum tip in part because of the looks but also because it represents the pinnacle of innovation and engineering for the Winchester USA ammunition line. The capability of this round to perform one shot stops on some of the toughest game available is astounding. A Boxer primer in a nickel plated brass case means you won’t have corrosion or feeding/extraction problems with these cases and that you’ll be able to utilize the cases for future reloading projects.
The stopping power is the real story here though, and should not be outshined by the niceties of the build quality.
Posted On: 6/28/2020 By: Bruce Galleske