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.41 AE Factory Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gusgus, Mar 3, 2003.

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  1. Gusgus

    Gusgus Member

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    Does anyone have a source for .41 AE ammo, or is this "reloader" territory only? Thanks.
     
  2. Tamara

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    Define "factory". ;)

    You could contact WESHOOT2, as he's a big .41AE buff and, coincidentally, a gourmet ammo manufacturer. :cool:
     
  3. Gusgus

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    Thanks Tamara.

    I just discovered that IMI is the only current manufacturer. They expect to have a "small quantity" to Wideners by the end of April. It will be the first shipment in years. Heck, even brass and dies seem to be non-existent. I ran across a .41 AE conversion kit for my Baby Eagle, at a ridiculously low price, and was intrigued. Now I know why the kit was so cheap.
     
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    No, I think I'll stick with 10mm and .41 Magnum. It's great that Weshoot is making that ammo, and I'm sure his asking price is more then fair, but if I'm going to be spending that much per round, I might as well be shooting .50 AE. Thanks again.
     
  6. Tamara

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    My box of .577-450 Martini-Henry just came in from Old Western Scrounger. If you're looking for sympathy, you're looking in the wrong place. ;)

    (It just came in, at 10 rounds for $30ish. The sacrifices we make for our hobbies... ;) )
     
  7. WESHOOT2

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    COST POINT (41 AE, MY FAVORITE 40 S&W :)

    The reason the 41 AE is priced so ridiculously high is because of its rebated rim; all by hand.
    Yep.

    That said, back when Speer still made its 41 AE 180g Gold Dot I had UZI customers up the ying. Man they ate it up :cuss:

    Got some great load data; just e-mail direct.
     
  8. Intel6

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    I have a Tanfoglio in .41 AE and a conversion for my Hi-Power. I think it is a great cartridge even thougth I have to reload for it on my Dillon 550 and not my 650:mad:

    Though I am sitting on almost 500 rounds of the factory (blue & white box) IMI ammo with the 200 gr. bullet I mostly shoot reloaded ammo with lead bullets.
     
  9. thebear101

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    Finding 41AE Ammo

    Does anyone no where I can get 41AE ammo Can you make this ammo by putting 41 bullets in 40S&W brass and running through the 41AE dies, from Andy
     
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    screwed blued tattoed

    Cannot; the 41 AE case has a '9mm' case head: "rebated".

    The case grows from a 9mm 'rim' to a 41 Magnum-sized body.
    41 Magnum bullets can work, but the case is dedicated (and current commercial pricing ranges from $100--120 per 100 cases.

    For ammo check here: www.qual-cart.com
     
  11. thebear101

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    Should be able to lathe out the bolt face to the 40 and adjust the extracter, can this be done?
     
  12. WESHOOT2

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    interesting concept

    "Can be?"
    Certainly.

    "Should be?"
    Not so certain.

    So, IF I understand correctly, the goal would be to open the breechface to accept 40 S&W-size case rims.
    40 S&W cases would be formed to accept .410" bullets (here, I might suggest also testing either 10mm or 10mm Magnum cases).

    Or you could buy new 41 AE cases.........
     
  13. Quiet

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    .577-450 Matini-Henry

    Off-topic.
    Ten-X also makes this ammo.
     
  14. thebear101

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    Yes, martinis now days you drink, now back on subject, Im thinking the time it takes to use my lathe and the amount of money for the 41AE brass now, the cost for the 10mm or 40 brass, to me would be worth it, although there is a company that makes the brass out of 41 mag, I didnt no that the bottom of the cartrige was so thick that you can make this brass to fit the 9mm bolt face, well anyways other than fire forming the 10mm 0r 40, because the 41 bullet will almost make the brass a straight wall than I dont see anything wrong hear do you, from Andy
     
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    Andy again, or maybe the 40 S&W has a thick bottom wear the primer is, maybe I can turn the case rim down to except the nine bolt face, Ill try turning down the case and see if I think there is enough meet left, from Andy
     
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    While I am not sure of your capabilities....

    E-mail me with your ground address and I'll mail you a few 41 Action Express cases for reverse engineering.

    WESHOOT2@aol.com
     
  17. thebear101

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    Thanks, I can get the dies from Buffalo Arms Co, see if I can rack up the 40 S&W brass or the 10mm take a measurement on the bottom before the rim to se if fire forming is necessary and at least try, thanks from Andy
     
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