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#182463 - 08/08/17 09:32 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: Mark Hampton]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Thanks to Dick Thompson -- I'm in the .41 Mag. fan club.


Speaking of.....I just loaded up some of Dick's PC 230gr .41 Keith's. I've got an OM Ruger project in the works that these will be feed to. Couldn't find much load data for that bullet so figured I'd start off with 8.5 grs of Unique and see what happens.
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#182464 - 08/08/17 10:04 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: KRal]
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Dick is a good enabler!
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#182621 - 08/16/17 09:59 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: Ernie]
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Well I just got the fever. Been looking at new Blackhawks and Blackhawk Bisleys in 41 Mag and 45 Colt for a few weeks now plus a couple of other interesting used revolvers around the shops.

Was a 41 Mag 3 screw with conversion on another site, 6 1/2" barrel and pretty clean for a near 50 year old gun.

Kicked it around for a week since it was blued and had a longer barrel than I was really wanting but I just couldn't resist any longer, especially at the price so I talked with the seller today and it will be on its way from Texas to Missouri next week.

Now what to load in it. Cannot decide whether to get a box or 2 of factory fodder before it gets here or just order up some dies and component and roll a few of my own.

Guess I will see what all of this 41 mag talk is about!!

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#182622 - 08/16/17 10:55 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: Mo_long_tom]
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order up some dies and component and roll a few of my own


Given the cost of factory fodder, dies pay for themselves pretty quick.

Congrat's on the new to you toy.
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#182623 - 08/16/17 11:47 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: s4s4u]
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I've owned some type of 41 magnum since the late 60's & I've yet to see one that didn't shoot great with just about anything you fed it, you can't say that about a lot of calibers. What it lacked for so many years was a little heavier bullet.
It seems like in the last 10-15 years more people have lined up in the 41 "corner" I can't really say why but it seems to kill deer a little quicker than the 44 & that doesn't make sense when you compare the two. there's only a fraction of a difference but that fraction goes in favor of the 44 yet I've killed deer for almost 50 years with both & I swear a slight edge seems to go to the 41, go figure! I've heard the same thing from other 41 shooters & maybe we're just over thinking it, don't have the answer. I'll report back in about 2 weeks though with more solid evidence.
Watch for some interesting write ups from guys using the 41 in coming months, it's hotter than ever.

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#182631 - 08/17/17 04:38 AM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: s4s4u]
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 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
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order up some dies and component and roll a few of my own


Given the cost of factory fodder, dies pay for themselves pretty quick.

Congrat's on the new to you toy.


Yes they do but right now I will have to drop around $100 buck to get a start. Will probably go the reload route since that Hazmat fee to ship ammo is a ripoff.

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#182636 - 08/17/17 10:36 AM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: Mo_long_tom]
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Hazmat fee to ship ammo is a ripoff.


There shouldn't be a hazmat on ammo. You can ship ammo yourself and there is no hazmat. It does get costly though as USPS dosn't allow it and UPS or FedEx ground can be rather expensive to the average Joe. I once checked into shipping a single box of 22 Hornet and it would have cost almost as much as the ammo itself. I have ordered 22LR from Midway and it isn't too bad but I also order a bunch of other stuff at the same time.
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#182638 - 08/17/17 01:14 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: s4s4u]
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For some reason I was thinking there was a fee for ammo, primers, and powder.

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#182640 - 08/17/17 05:39 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: Mo_long_tom]
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Primers and powder, yes, and that is a rip off. They don't treat that package any different than any other. It's just another gotcha fee.
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#182641 - 08/17/17 06:36 PM Re: .41mag means a great cartridge [Re: s4s4u]
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Goes to show you that I have never bought any of the above by mail order.

So I guess the ammo they ship doesn't contain primers or powder????? Glad I never bought any ammo then.

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