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Posted: November 14 2018 at 9:45pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

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I think you sold those bullets to me (I thought it was 500) and if memory serves I have about 50 left. Those were the best shooting .41 bullets I've ever encountered and I'm still looking for that mold if you still have yours.

Randy

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doghawg wrote:
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I think you sold those bullets to me (I thought it was 500) and if
memory serves I have about 50 left. Those were the best shooting
.41 bullets I've ever encountered and I'm still looking for that mold if
you still have yours.

Randy


I didn't realize I sold that many of those bullets.   The best seller by
far was a 270 gr Keith style in .45, I couldn't make those fast
enough.      

Glad to hear the .41 bullets worked for you.    I've looked
everywhere for that mold since moving and have no idea where it is.


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joed wrote:
Shame that the .41 is dying out, it's a good cartridge that came out
at the wrong time. Had it come out before everyone went to autos it
probably would have done better.


Dying out? I thought it was more popular now than ever, looking at the number of factory loads for it...And it was available in an auto too. It's just too close to the ever popular, "most powerful handgun in the world" .44 magnum to appeal to the average shooter.   
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Posted: November 15 2018 at 5:16pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

There's a nice Blackhawk in .41 in a local shop for a long time now that has been calling to me...

Must resist new gun impulse.

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Posted: November 15 2018 at 8:06pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the 41 mag as a hunting round. I
remember my grandfather's stories of hunting deer in South Texas with a
Win 92 in 25-20, which has considerably less Umph! than a 41 Magnum. He
used cast lead bullets and made heart shots. Then he trailed the deer.

If I can get this rifle of mine to shoot straight it is my intention to hunt deer
with it, just that way. You can't just blaze off into them, it's all about shot
placement and being observant, and of course, not trying to make the round
do something beyond its limitations.

I got the 41 mag back from Henry for the second time. They did nothing to
it but shoot it and tell me there was nothing wrong with it. I'm going to try
the new bullets from the 240 gr mold both sized to .410 and as cast. We'll
see how it does. If I can't make it shoot my cast reloads then I see no reason
to keep it. I'm not going to buy ammo for it.

I like the 41 mag because it is a step up from the 357 mag and is not as
obnoxious as the 44 mag.

Odd, I don't mind full load 45 Colt at all but I find 44 mag unpleasant ( I find
the 357 mag unpleasant as well).

The 41 mag seems to have a different recoil and report. It fits me.

Alan


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Posted: November 15 2018 at 11:48pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

RT58 wrote:
I shot some 300 gr. lead
bullets from a Marlin 1894 .41 magnum
several years ago. They're probably still
going.


Dang !!! Big 300's are considered heavy
for the 44 really pushing the envelope for
a 41. I love heavy for caliber cast
bullet loads in most everything but
sometimes I have gone too far and the gun
didn't have enough twist to stabilize the
really heavy weights. I would think 300's
in a 41 would be pushing that issue and
may work out of some guns but not others
due to twist variances.

Edited by turbo1889 on November 16 2018 at 2:21pm


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Posted: November 16 2018 at 9:29am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I didn't shoot a lot of them because they were too long to feed through the Marlin and the load, from a Hodgdon manual, was pretty stout. I did shoot one from an aluminum .41 magnum to 12 gauge chamber adaptor and it worked just fine, but I wouldn't even try to shoot them through my S&W's or Derringer.

None of the shots out of the Marlin were at long range or at paper, but penetration was very impressive.

Mould is an RCBS 41/300/FN.
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