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Old April 19th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #1
 
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Question Redhawk 41

I'm going to look at a Redhawk 41mag 5 1/2 SS gun today and wanted to get a ball park figure on cost. The guy wants $550 for it, I have never shot a 41 before and have no clue what to expect out of it (no I cant shoot it before hand, my schedule wont allow it). I do shoot alot of 45LC/44 and already reload so adding another cal wont be that bad. I just dont know about the price or the round. Any info or help would be great, any owners want to give me some insite on the 41 or a pet load to start with, if you dont want to post it out here then please feel free to pm me with it.

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Old April 19th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #2
 
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I own 2 Redhawks in 41Mag with 7 1/2" barrels. As far as I'm concerned that is the caliber to have. I purchased my 2nd one used about 2 years ago for $610 out the door. It is in about 95%. My personal experience is that it is more accurate than the 44 with about 95-98% down range preformance of the 44. Less recoil but enough to let you know it's one of the bigger bores. At that price if it's in good condition I wouldn't hesitate to spend the money. It's a great round and even better if you reload as factory stuff is hard to get and ain't cheap. I have several other 41's and one goes with me to the range 9 time out of 10. On my avatar the one on the left is in 41. If you like this size big bore you won't be disappointed. I wish I had the opportunity.
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I have that same revolver, bought about 1985. You know it when you pull the trigger.
Brass is kind of hard to find. Buy it when you can find it, or maybe 500 from Starline when they have it.
Bullets not common but I have always been able to find them when I needed them.
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The .41 Redhawk is probably the toughest DA revolver made... I had one for several years and only sold it becasue I could never find a grip that I liked... If the Redhawk had the Super Redhawk stud type gripframe I would probably still have it.

For ammo until you reload look at Georgia Arms. They have very reasonable prices and great loads. The 210 lead SWC will be doing about 1000 from the 5.5" barrel and equals the original 210 Police Load...but this one won't lead like the original did.

Other than that the sky is the limit....the following have loads:

Buffalo Bore
Federal
CorBon
Winchester
Remington
Reed Custom
Georgia Arms

As to reloading 8.0 grains of Unique with any 200-230 grain lead or jacketed bullet will run 1000+- in the 5.5" barrel depending on the bullet and accuracy to the extreme...

For full power loads nothing beats H110...except maybe Lil'Gun and I have heard of some problems as to temperature sensitivity....H110/296 loaded to the bottom of the bullet gives the top end velocity, low shot to shot deviation and excellent accuracy...

Favorite heavy load is the 255 Cast Performance with 22 grains of H110 or 23-24 grain with most any 200-220 grain jacketed... 19 grains with a 300 will make anything take notice...

For a cheap jacketed plinking/target round try the 210 Berry's plated bullet with 8.0/Unique... www.berrymfg.com Use a Lee Factory Crimp Die...

...and welcome to the Cult of the .41....

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Well that did not take long, I had to get it........It had the org wood grips and a set of goodyears that came with it and we came to a price of $525. It has a few small rubs on it but I cant even feel it with a finger nail so I know they will buff out. It looks like it was made in 1988 and I cant wait to get some rounds together and start reloading for it. Thanks guys so far on the info, now my 7 1/2 45LC Redhawk will not be lonley in the safe as far as Redhawks go.
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Glad to hear you got it. Welcome to the world of 41s. Starline has excellent brass and Berry's or Rainier have good plated bullets. I also shoot a lot of lead but so far have only relied on what I can buy locally. It is a great caliber and if it doesn't live up to your expectations I know where you can find a buyer!
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Excellent revolver, caliber and price! Glad you got it. The only one I've sen lately is still sitting in the display case, $850. It's a consignment, and I guess the owner set the price. Apparently in no hurry to sell it.
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I cant wait to shoot it, thanks for the info so far +
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I would stay with 21 gr of H110, it will do the job just fine . Using Nosler 210, I can promise the accuracy is astounding, I have had 3 41 Redhawks and my 7.5R will simply drive tacks at 50 yards with it. I prefer Fed 150 primers fwiw. Welcome to the 41 club
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Rf 41

Congratulations on your purchase! I happen to have a SS RH 5.5" .41 also and it is a fine shooter. Close to 1" groups at 25 yards with handloads similar to ga41's good suggestion. They are wonderfully accurate and substantial revolvers; recoil with stock grips [which I like] is no problem. Much different from 4" S&W Model 629 .44 Mag.

In my mind, your purchase price was very favorable. I paid $350 for mine [not for sale] early-mid 90s, after foolishly passing on a blued 5.5 a couple years earlier.

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41 Mag

Get it and enjoy it. I have had 2 Blackhawks and a 58 S&W, currently have a 4-5/8' Blackhawk. I would like a 41 Redhawk but am happy with what I have.
The Unique load mentioned is a great one that I have enjoyed over the years
it is powerfull enough for anything I need and easy to shoot. Brass lasts a lone time with mild loads, I let the factory load max loads, not me.
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I bought mine from a guy who saw an ad I placed on the other Ruger forum a couple of months ago.

I got it for 585 shipped and figured I got a Hell of a deal....it is about in excellent condition, SS, 5-1/2".

Prior to that, I watched one sell on gunbroker for 750. It was advertised as a "like new" gun.

I would say anything up to 650 for an excellent condition SS is a fair price.
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Thanks yall for the encouragement, I am going to be out of town for a while but when I get back I hope to work up some nice loads for it, will prob start out with the Unique loads (already have some powder on hand). If time permits I'm gonna shoot it before I leave on my trip.
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For $550 I'd be breaking my arm getting my wallet out.
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Congrads on the 41 Redhawk. Based on your description of the condition, I'd say you did very well.

I have a 44 Mag Redhawk w/ the 7 1/2 " barrel and a 41 Mag Blackhawk.

I have been on the lookout for a 41 Mag Redhawk to add to the collection myself. Only one I saw was at a gun show here in Huntsville last year. It was NIB and the guy wanted $850 for it. So I am still on the hunt!

I just started collecting components to load for my 41. As of last week, Midway had some nickel 41 starline cases in stock. They are backorder on the brass cases. I ordered 100 nickel to hold me until the brass becomes available.

I placed an order with Magnus cast bullets for some 215 grain SWC. He is local to me and while I have not shot any of his 41's yet, I have been using his other calibers for quite a while and am completely satisfied.


He can be found at:
MAGNUS BULLETS
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