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Posted: October 10 2018 at 6:10pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

Put on my good jeans and went to town today. Gonna get some store
boughtn 41 Magnum ammo. Academy, strike one. WalMart, Ball one (I'm
calling it a ball because I really didn't expect them to have any), 1st GS, Strike
2, 2nd GS, foul tip (they had 41 Colt,.... really, they had a box of 41 Colt),
3rd GS, Base hit. One box of some kind of some kind of super self defense
ammo with jagged edge hollowpoints, and they were silver!!! Wonder who
could have left those there?

Anyway I'll try running those in the Henry to see if the cases split before I
send it back the second time.

Interesting though at the 2nd GS, I walked back to the counter and a cocky
kid asked if he could help me. I said, "When was the last time somebody
asked you if you had any 41 magnum ammo?" He said, "hunh? You mean
4...." "No, I don't mean 44 magnum...." "Hey Jake", he called to the gunsmith,
"You ever heard of a 41 magnum?" Jake stuck his head out of the door and
looked at me like he'd seen a ghost. Jake was maybe a bit older than me and
was happy as a clam to talk to somebody about a 41 magnum. He was real
sorry he didn't have any ammo though. I asked if they had any bullet moulds.
He said, "Just One". He pulls out a Lee single cavity and hands it to me.
Handwritten tag says, .410 240 gr $20. we talk a bit more and he says, you
know, I don't throw anything away (I like this guy even more). He rummages
for just a moment and comes out of the back with half a box of Sierra .410
210 gr jacketed HP. "$2", he says.

So when I got home with my new used mould I threw a couple of bullets.
They are crisp on the edges and measure .4155.


The box of 20 41 mag was $37....

Alan

Edited by Alan McDaniel on October 10 2018 at 6:11pm


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Posted: October 10 2018 at 6:58pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

Happy day for you, and a new friend possibly....

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Posted: October 10 2018 at 7:01pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

It's always nice to have gunsmith friends!

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Posted: October 10 2018 at 8:05pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

Alan

I had that 240 gr. mold but didn't have much luck with it in regards to accuracy in .41 revolvers. I put it on the table at a gunshow and someone snapped it right up. It is the same bullet design as Lee's 195 gr. with an extra segment and lube groove added. I was trying for 1050 to 1100 fps but I wonder if that long of a bullet wouldn't be more accurate at the higher velocity a rifle would produce? Interested to see what your results are.
My favorite .41 mold is the 210 RCBS but the 195 Lee makes a nice plinker. Been watching for the discontinued Lyman 220 gr. Keith style SWC but haven't found one.

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Posted: October 10 2018 at 8:30pm | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

I still feel that there is something that I can't fix wrong with that rifle. I won't
be able to shoot for a couple of days. But, I told Mr. Imperato that I would
shoot the factory ammo in it, so I will before I send it back. I would love
nothing more than to be wrong in this instance.

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Posted: October 10 2018 at 10:31pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

I've had several 41 magnums. Never felt there were anything better then a 44 magnum.
Sold 2 or 3 of them....
Well, maybe I'm just an old greaser who knows nothing....   

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Posted: October 11 2018 at 4:03am | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

Oh, I don't know what is better or worse any more.

These days, a round or a gun doesn't have to DO anything, it just has to BE
something.

I got this rifle because I had a S&W Mod 58. No other reason. Gives me
something to do.

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Not sure why, but I've had a fascination to get a .41 for a year or two now. A small local shop which could use the business has a nice Black Hawk in .41 and two boxes of factory ammo that has been in the showcase a long time. I have dies, oddly (never owned one).

I need something new to cast and reload for like I need a hole in my head, but I may own that one eventually.

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Posted: October 11 2018 at 5:29am | IP Logged Quote Alan McDaniel

This disease is a strange one. Upon thinking about it, I have rifles that I have
worked up loads for then simply put away, only to get another one, work up
a load for it and put it away. Doing that with rifles is costly, doing it with
women is probably deadly! I only know about rifles, and will be content with
that!

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Posted: October 11 2018 at 9:42am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I'm glad I got addicted to .41 magnums a long time ago, when components, moulds and etc. were available for them. They never were suited for everyone and handloading is required to get the most potential from them.

There really isn't anything a .41 can do that the .44 can't, but I still like the .41 more. Maybe it's because all those idiots in Hollywood never made it a celebrity.
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Posted: October 11 2018 at 10:35am | IP Logged Quote twillis

Fellow forum member and friend, LAH used to cast a 230 gr Keith for the 41. They are a real nice bullet. Leadhead casts that bullet and it can be found about half down this page: LeadHead Bullets

Edited by twillis on October 11 2018 at 10:37am


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