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Old December 6th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #31
 
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Sold mine, wish I hadn't. Still have self-defense and hunting rounds for the .41 magnum. Carried in a Kramer IBW holster. Had to pull it out one time. The sound of the cocking hammer changed their minds and they took off quickly.




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Sold mine, wish I hadn't. Still have self-defense and hunting rounds for the .41 magnum. Carried in a Kramer IBW holster. Had to pull it out one time. The sound of the cocking hammer changed their minds and they took off quickly.
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I have an OM Blackhawk in 41 Magnum with a 4 5/8 barrel...my favorite gun...if I were into open carry, it's what I would carry...it's my woods gun...
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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.
EXCELLENT food for thought!

I just need to familiarize myself with what I need as a basic start-up kit (I know ZERO about reloading ) for the simple stuff necessary in order to start cranking out some of the more expensive revolver rounds like .41 & .44 Magnums.

If anyone is willing, toss out some suggestions, tips & advice --- it will all be welcome & GREATLY appreciated.
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I have an OM Blackhawk in 41 Magnum with a 4 5/8 barrel...my favorite gun...if I were into open carry, it's what I would carry...it's my woods gun...
I hear you --- my plans are to use it to bring home the bacon (wild hogs ), something that my Super Blackhawk has been doing nicely.

It's going to be nice having something that's more compact (4-5/8 vs. 7-1/2" barrels), a little smoother on the recoil & with a flatter trajectory for those going-away-into-the-next-county shots when those pigs morph into greyhounds.
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EXCELLENT food for thought!

I just need to familiarize myself with what I need as a basic start-up kit (I know ZERO about reloading ) for the simple stuff necessary in order to start cranking out some of the more expensive revolver rounds like .41 & .44 Magnums.

If anyone is willing, toss out some suggestions, tips & advice --- it will all be welcome & GREATLY appreciated.
I just ordered a new die set, wanting to reserve what I have for jacketed bullets. The Redding crimp die is running very tight on the coated lead bullets in order to get a good roll crimp. I usually have good luck with RCBS 3-die sets that combine seat and crimp, so that's what I ordered. I am hoping the expander is a little bigger than the Lee PTE I am using on the powder measure. I load this cartridge on my Lee turret.
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Never got into them. I don't want another thing to load for and after all there was never a 41 Special. With 357 Mag, 44 Mag. and 45 Colt I just never saw the need for one. Now if Ruger came out with a new 10mm/40 S&W convertible I would jump all over it.
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Ruger Redhawk 7 1/2 stainless in .41 was the first wheelgun I ever bought in the mid 90's. Still have it and it still shoots awesome. Also have a 4 5/8 Blackhawk that is probably the most accurate gun I own. Thats the draw of the .41 for me. Super accurate with less recoil than the .44's I own and it is cheaper to reload for.
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Never got into them. I don't want another thing to load for and after all there was never a 41 Special. With 357 Mag, 44 Mag. and 45 Colt I just never saw the need for one. Now if Ruger came out with a new 10mm/40 S&W convertible I would jump all over it.
Drive-bys in a fanboy thread just don't contribute anything.

There is a 41 Special BTW. Mine should be ready soon, a rebarreled 3" GP100, but I could trim my Mag cases and shoot my own loads in the Mag guns I have. What I want though is a carry gun size with 6 shots, subsonic, an improvement on my 3" 44 Specials that are limited to 5 shots.

My current interest is in moving to a new 41 Magnum load using IMR 4227 and 215 gr coated lead. This powder gives less drama than the gas belching magnum specialty powders that don't download well. I shoot better with it.
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Who still carries or owns a RUGER SA in .41 Magnum?
I have only one, and that's it
<<<<< over there. A 1970 4 5/8" Blackhawk. Super fun gun to shoot. Only wish I could get my hands on a Marlin lever gun in that caliber for a decent price.
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I've been reloading for many years with a small table I bought form Midway and a single stage press. It all fits in my gun closet, I try to find powders that are useful for many different calibers. I use mostly Unique, 770X and 296 for pistols and 3031,BLC-2, and 4064 for rifles...

I buy my pistol bullets in bulk from Missouri Bullet...
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Just got this one back from Bob Cogan at Accurate Plating & Weaponry. Been wanting a pinto-style Blackhawk for some time, and this 40+ year old beater was the perfect candidate. Bowen Rough Country sights, ivory micarta grips by Bob Leskovec (Precision Pro Grips), #5 Belt Mountain base pin, crescent ejector rod and Story steel ERH, Power Custom hammer/trigger, and the tightest barrel/cylinder gap you've seen. Hard chrome meets Cogan's "alpha" polish on the bluing.




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I have the 6 1/2 Blackhawk in 41 and earlier this year picked up a Bisley. I'm a 41 fan and own several others as well.
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I have the 6 1/2 Blackhawk in 41 and earlier this year picked up a Bisley. I'm a 41 fan and own several others as well.
If that is the Flat Top like mine, it is not just any Blackhawk. These guns have chambers that align with the loading gate when the cylinder clicks, just like a SAA design would and any pretender should IMO. The Flat Top is the only NM Blackhawk that interests me for exactly this reason. I have the 4 5/8" 44 Special and the 6 1/2" 41 Magnum.
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If that is the Flat Top like mine, it is not just any Blackhawk. These guns have chambers that align with the loading gate when the cylinder clicks, just like a SAA design would and any pretender should IMO. The Flat Top is the only NM Blackhawk that interests me for exactly this reason. I have the 4 5/8" 44 Special and the 6 1/2" 41 Magnum.
Easily fixed with a PowerCustom hammer...had one installed on the pinto 41 mag in pic above, and it clicks when aligned, just like the old models
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