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Old November 29th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #16
 
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I have a new model in 61/2. It has had 30 k plus rounds thru it.



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Old November 29th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #17
 
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I just don't get that caliber. The ammunition is hard to find so whats the deal?
The .41 Mag isn't hard to find..its just hard to find as cheap as .44 Mag. It's a great caliber. Flat shooting (some believe flatter than the .44). Less recoil than the .44. But it's never been as popular. It's definitely a caliber for handloaders. I have an unconverted old model. If Hornady would make a Critical Defense load it would sell. Not having a factory shorter Special load probably has hurt sales.
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I've been a 41 lover for many years. Started out with a Smith 57 than added several more including a Redhawk. Earlier this year I picked up a 41 Bisley. I reload so no problem with ammunition. Great caliber and mine have found a home.
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Picked this 41 up a couple of years ago.
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I just don't get that caliber. The ammunition is hard to find so whats the deal?
Want to see hard-to-find, I am expecting my 41 Special soon? Reloading takes care of those concerns as long as brass and bullets are available. My brass will be trimmed 41 Magnum, which I have in sufficient abundance.

Ammo goes beyond what you can find at the corner gun store.
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I love my 5 1/2" stainless Bisley Blackhawk. Super accurate with 215gr. hardcast over a healthy dose of AA#9.
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Picked this 41 up a couple of years ago.
Very nice. Hadn't seen that one. What model is that? Is that a factory offered barrel length? Damn it, now I want one!
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Just the one, Super 41. Going to try for a deer or two again this weekend.
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Want to see hard-to-find, I am expecting my 41 Special soon? Reloading takes care of those concerns as long as brass and bullets are available. My brass will be trimmed 41 Magnum, which I have in sufficient abundance.

Ammo goes beyond what you can find at the corner gun store.
Try 41 Colt! I have 5.
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The 41 deserves to be more popular but it is overlapped by the 44 which had a head start and If Dirty Harry had used a 41 the whole picture might be different but it just ain't so. I cannot remember seeing a new 41 in years. The ones I have shot were just fine and nothing certainly wrong with them they just have lost the popularity battle. I have never been able to tell any difference in recoil between the 41 and 44 but maybe that is just me. I would be concerned about it being an obsolete caliber before to many years go by and would seriously stock up on brass if I had any.

Just my opinion but I think if the ammo/brass crisis ever levels out shooters are going to see a lot of brass relegated to the obsolete category when normalcy returns if it ever does. I think factories would like to get out of making a lot of low demand offerings and this just may be the excuse they need. Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wandered off.

If you have or want a 41 go for it and don't back up. It will do anything the average shooter requires.
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The 41 deserves to be more popular but it is overlapped by the 44 which had a head start and If Dirty Harry had used a 41 the whole picture might be different but it just ain't so. I cannot remember seeing a new 41 in years. The ones I have shot were just fine and nothing certainly wrong with them they just have lost the popularity battle. I have never been able to tell any difference in recoil between the 41 and 44 but maybe that is just me. I would be concerned about it being an obsolete caliber before to many years go by and would seriously stock up on brass if I had any.

Just my opinion but I think if the ammo/brass crisis ever levels out shooters are going to see a lot of brass relegated to the obsolete category when normalcy returns if it ever does. I think factories would like to get out of making a lot of low demand offerings and this just may be the excuse they need. Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wandered off.

If you have or want a 41 go for it and don't back up. It will do anything the average shooter requires.
You make some EXCELLENT points about the current & future ammo availability, reloading & the cartridge possibly eventually being designated as obsolete.

I've yet to pull the trigger (pun intended ) to get into reloading, but now owning a .45 Colt & .41 Magnum may finally give me the impetus to jump in.

I just need to get some serious advice from a knowledgeable reloader on how to get started with equipment & supplies, on a budget, for these two calibers & eventually work my way up from there.

And, yes, I am space-restricted --- as I'm sure everyone else is as well.
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I loaded for many years in a small space in our previous home in the laundry/ pantry area. I had a small bench for the press and powder measure and priming tools. I stored all my brass, powder and primers on some shelving and in ammo cans stored under the bench and in the bottom of a couple closets. Not the best setup but I made it work for nearly 20 years until our kids moved out and I claimed one of the extra bedrooms. You can make do with very little room as long as you have somewhere to pack away and store everything when you are not using it.
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Luv my .41 Blackhawk, and I'm in no way slackin' my .44! The .41 is just a great round and, to me, a perfect fit in a Ruger Blackhawk.
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I just picked up a nice New Model Blackhawk in 41 Magnum a week or so ago. Already bought two sets of dies, a shellholder, some 215 gr SWC bullets, and 100 rds of cowboy loads for it from Georgia Arms.

Now if I can find time to shoot it I'll be happy!
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I have a 1973 NM Blackhawk in .41 mag. I don't shoot it much, but I like the round better than the couple .44 mags I own. If I had unlimited cash, I'd buy one of the new RedHawks in .41 mag with a 4" barrel. It would be my go to woods gun every time.

The appeal? Lots of bullet energy in a much more pleasant shooting round over the .44 mag and above.
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