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Alan McDaniel
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Posted: October 04 2018 at 7:18pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

It's a 41 Mag chamber.

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Posted: October 04 2018 at 8:20pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Alan
I am happy with my 41 mag and the fact it handles 41 Spl
is a big plus.

Have ya fired any of them new fangled store bought
bullets yet ? I know for a fact 41 Mag ain't exactly
cheap and not one of those 1000 lot deals ya see all the
time ....

I sure wish you were happy with that 41 mag but don't
give up..

I also wish Marlin was not so stubborn and screwed up but
they were that way long before Remington bought em.....
The won't do a 41 mag again or 30 cal carbine or 38-40 or
327 Federal Mag or......

Edited by REM1875 on October 04 2018 at 8:21pm
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Posted: October 04 2018 at 9:31pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

I have shot the limited number of commercial 41 mag that I had. No
problems. They were an anemic pure lead cast load. Probably a cowboy
action type load. They were loose rounds that came with the mod 58 when I
got it. I saved them for "just in case".

I don't know what the deal is with this rifle. Even if it wasn't splitting cases
it's still all over the paper, even at 50 yards. The 41 mag from a rifle should
be very accurate. I haven't shot cast bullets in it since the first day.
Everything since then has been Sierra JSP.

I've shot deer at close range with a 357 mag from both revolver and rifle
(Mod 92 Win conversion) with HP cast bullets. I was looking forward to doing
the same with the 41 mag.

I had already planned on getting a BB Steel in 44 mag next to round out my
pistol/rifle combos, but this thing with the 41 has kinda put a crimp in that
plan.


I've got a marlin 1894 in 45 Colt that does not shoot as well as the BB Brass.
I have only shot my cast reloads in both of them as well.

Deer don't tolerate shiny brass flashing around in the woods, so the Henry
Brass is of little use in the woods. The marlin will likely shoot factory or
jacketed bullets well. I can't shoot cast in my other Marlins either. Those
microgroove lines they call rifling won't catch a cast bullet.

I am determined to make the 45-70 shoot cast bullets though. It'll mean
playing with the sizing until I find the sweet spot.

Alan


Edited by Alan McDaniel on October 04 2018 at 9:33pm


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