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Posted: September 29 2018 at 12:38pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

Kinda like my CZ. It will shoot a bullet sized to .357,
but will give me all kinds of fits with .358 cast. My LC9s
Pro and ANY Glock I had would gobble up the .358 without a
hitch......

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Posted: September 30 2018 at 6:56am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

My CZ 75, and the one CZ clone I have both function just fine with .358 bullets.

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Posted: October 01 2018 at 11:46am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

OK my friend that cut the bullets showed up today with two he cut. I loaded them and one is good, and of course one is bad but I feel the case was beyond repair. Loaded it twice and the brass is very wrinkled but the good one is fine and cycled the action without problem. Cutting is the answer but I may go further than he did as his were still longer than the Sierra 170g. He came out at 125g down from 150. I will keep working as I have my chop saw to cut bullets for myself. Craig

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Posted: October 02 2018 at 5:49am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Sounds like a lot of work for some bargain bullets..
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Posted: October 02 2018 at 7:29am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Ah.. John these are the Philips head go thru the windshield with no deflection newest bullets. Cutting edge comes to mind. I am not even sure what they are made out of. I like this kind of mystery(problem). Craig

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Posted: October 02 2018 at 11:11am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Well shot the 41 cut bullets like I only had one to shoot and like two of the Sierra and all went good. My friend and I made a jig at the machine shop to hold the bullets so I can saw them. Just did two and they went fine. I think with a little practice I can cut them all in 20 or 30 minutes. Craig

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Posted: October 03 2018 at 10:49am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

The two I cut yesterday I feel were short and light so I cut 4 today that are perfect, same height as Sierra and weight is 115ish so I will rock and roll on this. Craig

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Posted: October 03 2018 at 2:29pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

One important setback I feel I should mention is I can't load many of these as I still don't have empties for reloading. I did test a trashcan type brass catcher but it didn't work worth a crap. I need to pitch a tent or something similar. This is critical at this point as brass for 41AE is not available anywhere. Craig

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Desert Eagle41 wrote:
. . . brass for
41AE is not available anywhere.
Craig


I was wondering where you were getting
your brass. Sad to hear that you are
limited to only what you have.
Thankfully, non-bottleneck pistol
cartridges have a long brass life cycle.

I have a similar issue with the one
unicorn gun I own which is a 5.45x18
Soviet. I can make my own brass on the
rare occasions I can get my hands on 25-
ACP "raw draw" that has not been trimmed
to length yet after the initial brass
draw. And with way too much time and
effort with a manual lathe I can make it
from 22-Hornet brass. I don't shoot that
one very much to say the least. And what
shooting I do do is with cast lead since
my gun is too tight to use lighter weight
22-hornet jacketed bullets without re-
swagging them since they are larger
diameter then the Soviet 5.45 bore
dimensions compared to the American 22
center fire. Yah it is only a few
thousands of an inch difference but when
the result is very tight in the chamber
and will only go into battery with a
perfectly clean chamber and double thumb
pressing the slide closed it's too tight
for my taste. I don't want a pressure
Spike and blow up my unicorn.

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Posted: October 04 2018 at 4:28am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Yeah one time I was trying to make 41AE brass out of 9MM brass as the extractor ring is 9mm on a 41AE but everyone on this board advised against it so I am looking at 40 cal and I will turn down the extractor ring to 9mm. That ought to do it as the pressures are the same. 40 cal brass is definitely more stout that 9mm. Craig

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Posted: October 04 2018 at 5:53am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Maybe a barrel and slide for .40 S&W would be a better investment in the long run.
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Posted: October 04 2018 at 11:59am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I have a 9mm barrel and spring for that gun that Tanfoglia sent me that works perfectly but so do my 10 other 9mm so I thought I would keep it at 41 and remember Setso sent me 950 rounds before he passed away RIP. Anyway I think I am giving up on making 41 brass out of 40 as it's more trouble than it's worth. Anyway until I get the brass catching problem fixed it's just not worth shooting to get little or no brass back. Craig

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Posted: October 05 2018 at 5:41am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Back during the World Wars, I almost think that it was the first, the Army had a device that fit on a 1911, to catch the brass, probably WW1, back when the pilots were shooting at each other with their side arms, the catcher was to keep the brass from breaking the glass on the planes instruments.

Here is just one example made today..


Brass Catcher

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Posted: October 05 2018 at 9:24am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Yeah John I have seen a bunch of these and the butterfly net type and I even built one at one point. The problem with your style is they have to be fitted to the gun and not easily changeable from one gun to the next. I built a net arrangement with a top but it was impossible to move, store etc. I think I am going with a tarp tent arrangement that will deflect brass to the ground but in one place. Will try anyway. Craig

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I have this one and it seems to work better than most.

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twillis, That is the exact one I would buy except with the problematic rounds coming off the 41AE it is ejecting straight up then to the right about 30 feet out in a wooded aria, impossible to find brass. I had a plastic trash can on a chair on the table I was shooting off of and it would not catch any. I was shooting about 2" from the can lip and it still didn't catch anything. Craig

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I made a bag, sewed one up from a piece of an old pair of trousers, taped it to the slide, that worked, the price was right, you just had to fold it back down after the shot or you could not see the front sight.
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Craig you need to build a cage out of pvc pipe that you could stand in and cover it with bird netting. Randy
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I made one out of pvc and netting but it just didn't work. Craig

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It should work if its big enough that you can stand in side of it.
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