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Old November 24, 2011, 07:10 PM   #276
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Those 195 Gr HBWC's sure look interesting as well.
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Old November 25, 2011, 08:12 AM   #277
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240gr. LSWC (Keith). Accur#9
15.5gr.-17.2gr.
volocity 1305-1483 fps

I load 16.0gr. Very managable firing one handed and accurate.

Data came from Lee's Modern Reloading 2d Edition.
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Old November 25, 2011, 06:15 PM   #278
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Here's more.

240gr. LFP
Accur#2, 7.4gr.-8.2gr. (1047-1190 fps)
Accur#5, 10.8gr.-12.0gr. (1194-1357 fps)
Accur#7, 12.6gr.-14.0gr. (1197-1360 fps)
5744, 18.0gr.-20.0gr. (1173-1334 fps)

Ref: "The Complete Reloading Manual for the .41 Mag." One Book/One Caliber
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Old November 25, 2011, 09:13 PM   #279
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I found another source for .410'' bullets for us folks that don't cast our own. I really like the 225gr SWC as it appears to be a mirror image of the ol' Keith H&G #258 bullet, and they don't cost a small fortune. I've been looking for an affordable bullet like this one for a long time. http://www.mattsbullets.com/index.ph...9osirlajss4pt2
Have you tried any of his bullets? Please comment on the quality if you have.
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Old November 25, 2011, 09:18 PM   #280
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Those 195 Gr HBWC's sure look interesting as well.
Reverse that bullet out of a short barrel .41 and you'd have a bitchin SD round.
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Old November 26, 2011, 05:38 AM   #281
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Feller over at Castboolits has a HBWC .411 mold for sale. I would have snapped it up but already bought one on that same group buy.
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Old November 26, 2011, 07:49 AM   #282
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Have you tried any of his bullets? Please comment on the quality if you have.
No I haven't, I just came across his website the other day.
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Old November 26, 2011, 11:05 PM   #283
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No I haven't, I just came across his website the other day.
I called the guy today, seems like a real straight shooter (no pun intended) I'm going to place an order on Monday.
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:29 AM   #284
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This M57 and a Marlin 1894CS were left to me, along with a couple Old West Bullet Molds, 230gr and 265gr GC. They were my late father's guns and his molds that he manufactured.
Occasionally, my friend that has cattle here on the Central Coast in Santa Cruz, CA, let's me go hunt for hogs after we feed the cattle, and this is what I bring along with the lever gun.
No luck yet with the pigs, but sooner or later I'll come across one.
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Old November 27, 2011, 05:07 AM   #285
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Good morning Otteray
That Marlin with the 265gc will do good on the piggies. Punch them through the shoulders or about 1" below the ear channal. Both those weapons are good for hunting and will do all you need for any rooter.
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:08 PM   #286
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I've had my 41 Blackhawk for a few months now and love it. Its like the gun and caliber were made for eachother. I waited until my new grips arrived to make my first post in the "Association". Here ya go.
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:12 PM   #287
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Its like the gun and caliber were made for each other.
There ya go! Can't put my finger on it, but there's somethin' "right" about a .41 Magnum Blackhawk...4.625 barrels and cast SWCs just round out the package.

I've got one in each barrel length. The 6.5 is nice and a fine shooter...but that short one just hits me in the right place.
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Old November 27, 2011, 07:30 PM   #288
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Please add me to the list of 41 mag lovers. I have hunted Texas whitetail with it for over two decades. I have three of them. Two stainless Redhawks and a Taurus 415 snub I carry quite often.
This was my first 41 mag....a 7.5" Redhawk with a 2X Leupold EER Pistol Scope. Frank V, this gun is laying on the cape of a Spotted Fallow I took with it, at 84 yards. The load was a 210 Hornady XTP handload on top of a maximum charge of Hogdon 110. After a broadside shot he took one step and collapsed and never moved. The 41 mag, properly loaded and proper shot placement has no problem taking most any North American Game Animals.

To my knowledge, this is the only 4" Redhawk in 41 mag in the world.....I cut it down from a 5.5".

I never feel undergunned carrying this Taurus, even though it is only a 5 shot revolver.
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Old November 27, 2011, 10:58 PM   #289
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I'm glad you explained you had that second Redhawk cut down to 4", I didn't think Ruger had ever produced a factory version in that barrel length. I've also got that same Taurus, it isn't fun to shoot with any loads.
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Old November 28, 2011, 02:42 PM   #290
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Bush Pilot,
Is yours not ported?? I can shoot factory 210's all day, very confortably, with mine. Something else I have done is to dehorn around the trigger guard.
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Old November 28, 2011, 02:58 PM   #291
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Have 2 Taurus 41 mags. The 2" SS is not bad with 210 grainers at 950 fps (7 grains Unique). At 1100 fps they are a bit more noticable. At 1300 fps it is all I am going to push it. Fired a few 240 grainers with 16 grains 2400 and they were plenty. Fired a couple 265 grainers with the same charge and decided to stick with the 210´s.
Then there is the 4" Titanium Tracker. I am very content to carry that light weight 5 shot with 210 grainers at 950 fps. If I need more than that I will keep on shooting till it clicks alot. But it is a very nice revolver to tote about all day whether afoot or paddling about in a kayak.
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Old November 29, 2011, 08:40 PM   #292
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One thing I always wanted for my 41 mag were shotshells. Since no one makes them, I decided to make my own. It involves 5gr of Bullseye topped by a gascheck, filled almost to the top with #6 shot. Then turn another gascheck upside down and force inside the case. Gently crimp. Make sure the gascheck does not extend past the top of the case or it won't properly fit into the cylinder. Shootint them out of my 7.5" Redhawk will turn a lemon, which is about the size of a Texas Rattlesnake head, into lemon juice a 10'. A little shorter range when shot out of my 4" Redhawk.
Anyone else have any recipie for shotshells??
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:16 PM   #293
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Is yours not ported?? I can shoot factory 210's all day, very confortably, with mine. Something else I have done is to dehorn around the trigger guard.
Mine is also ported, with light loads it's tolerable, with really hot loads it isn't user friendly.
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:28 PM   #294
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One thing I always wanted for my 41 mag were shotshells. Since no one makes them, I decided to make my own. It involves 5gr of Bullseye topped by a gascheck, filled almost to the top with #6 shot. Then turn another gascheck upside down and force inside the case. Gently crimp. Make sure the gascheck does not extend past the top of the case or it won't properly fit into the cylinder. Shootint them out of my 7.5" Redhawk will turn a lemon, which is about the size of a Texas Rattlesnake head, into lemon juice a 10'. A little shorter range when shot out of my 4" Redhawk.
Anyone else have any recipie for shotshells??
I met a guy a few years ago that was a machinist at a company that made molded plastic parts and he actually made his own .41 shot capsules (they looked like the Speer version) He gave me a couple to try (never did) I offered to buy a couple hundred to hand out. When I went back to where the guy worked they told me he'd been "let go" and didn't know how to reach him, I didn't persue it any further.
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Old November 30, 2011, 09:20 AM   #295
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That's a shame....shot capsules would give a little more room for the shot.
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:34 AM   #296
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Okay here we go, better add me as a member. I have a 58 a 657 and 57-4, all S&Ws of course. All are excellent shooters.

The Model 58 is the middle one in there with its Nickel cousins. It is sporting period correct Modifed Magna Stocks.



The 657 6-inch is snuggled up under its 629 8 3/8 inch big brother.



The 57-5 Mountain Gun.

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Old November 30, 2011, 11:00 AM   #297
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Very nice guns bshepherd.....very nice indeed!!
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Old December 5, 2011, 07:23 PM   #298
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Update on this post....

Just a heads up for some of you who cast your own.....

Ranch Dog Outdoors has put some of his 6 holer Lee Custom molds on the Specials page. Might be a great chance or only chance to pick them up.

Here's what is posted on his homepage,

"Check out the “Specials” listed in the box on the left side of this page.

Ranch Dog is discontinuing these items to make room for his 2012 offerings. Not only is now the time to take advantage of the discount pricing but these items may not be offered again."

I have been wanting one for a while and decided to go ahead and pick up the full kit for $80. I have been wanting to get a heavy boolit for my Redhawk anyway so this should fit the bill just fine.


Update...

I had also posted this on another forum to which I got this reply,

I can vouch for the quality of the RD molds and sizers. They work great!

But this particular bullet is designed for the Marlin 1894FG and will not chamber in a lot of 41 Mag revolvers due to the diameter of the nose portion.

My experience with my personal guns:

Ruger Redhawk: Works great
Taurus Raging Bull: Works great
Ruger Blackhawks: Depends on which one, generally will not chamber or chambers with difficulty.
S&W 657: Will not chamber

The above is using the bullet sized to .411" (the sizer included in the package deal) and seated to the crimp groove.

It is a good mold, but I don't want people to order this for their revolver and be disappointed and then have a negative view of RD products.


I was unaware of the fit issues on the other revolvers, so you might want to check with RD on the fit first, just to be sure, if your ordering for one of the lower listed revolvers.

Sorry for jumping the gun, and hope this hasn't caused any issues.
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Old December 5, 2011, 10:53 PM   #299
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Does this qualify me to be a member of this group? Model 57 no dash:

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Old December 5, 2011, 10:59 PM   #300
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I had the opportunity to shoot a .41 recently. Nice blend of power and weight. Ruger Blackhawk. Does this caliber make any sense to a person who doesn't reload? I don't at present. But I love the way these shoot. I'm just not seeing any of this ammo available. It would seem .41's only make sense for handloaders. Teach me.
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