From the deer woods to the cowboy action range, to the silver screen, the .44 Magnum is as American as a cartridge can be. Developed as a big-bore revolver cartridge in the 1950s, the .44 Magnum quickly grew to widespread adoption. However, like most pistol cartridges, the .44 Magnum “wakes up” out of a carbine length rifle barrel. Our Big Boy models will push a 240-grain projectile up to 1600 feet per second, more than enough energy to take any North American game with a well-placed shot. Pair a Henry H012 with your .44 Magnum revolver for a big bore hunting load-out, or build an H012MX into a capable hog hunting or home defense platform. Clearly, the versatility of the .44 Magnum is unmatched.