Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 336A, Jun 20, 2011.
"+p 45 Colt" has some risk too and needs to be in the right gun.
I tried to explain that in an earlier post; but I went the long way around the barn, and think I lost a few followers along the way.
Exactly why I mentioned +p.
While the load is probably more along the line of "mid range" - <20k psi,
Don't want to suggest anyone should shoot this load in their SAA or clone,
Thus the M25 suggestion. I use the load in an M25.
I’m using a 220 gr. Plain base powder coated bullet from an Arsenal (very similar to NOE) mold. I sized these to .410” and used 9.0 gr. Longshot over a CCI 350 mag. Primer. So far, these have been the dead on, most accurate loads I have shot from that gun. It’s a Smith 57 6” barreled.
Carry, SD, hunting, plunking, Cowboy Action; does it all.
The 8" bbl came on the frame and with a 2x Leupold scope mounted. There was a hoard of about 200 rounds Russ had loaded that were mid-range plus a tiny bit and they shot 1.5" groups at 25 yards off sand bag rest.
I'm thinking of using it for opening day deer season this year using Russ's handloads. I think he would appreciate that.
Awesome! It's a heck of a pistol, for sure. I'm pretty jelly, though... I have a 6" barrel on mine, what I really want is a 4" ... and DW .41 barrel parts seem to be Unobtanium, or priced into the Stratosphere...
Someday I'll luck into a deal on a double action 41 mag. In the meantime I'll just have to muddle through with my Blackhawks.
Last year, I shot my deer at about 35 yards with a Tikka in .270 Win. I plan to hunt the same patch this year with the DW.
That right there is the reason I stopped hunting with a .30-06. I realized, after 10 years of hunting, that the longest shot I ever took was about 80 yards (that with a side-hammer muzzleloader). I hunted pretty thick woods and riverbanks.
A revolver became my choice, in 44 Mag because that's what I had.
My settin' place was next to a fence post on the edge of an alfalfa field. Wide open with the possibilty of seeing game farther than a .270 will shoot. I have hunted that patch before and so far the longest shot I have had to take was about 70 yards. Position, reading the terrain and being able to be still and/or stealthy is most of what it takes to get a good, clean, close shot. JMHO, of course.
This is why I am opting to hunt with Russ's .41 Mag. this year. I just want to prove him right, I guess.
Good looking used ruger redhawk for sale. Not mine just ran across it thought I would share.
Good for you! It will change your life!
Lipsey & Ruger…ask for a GP100 in 41 Magnum!!!" https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/lipsey-ruger…ask-for-a-gp100-in-41-magnum.898006/page-4 , explaining to those new to 41 Magnum, why this cartridge has so loyal shooters.
I foolishly sold Bisley, when retired and moved overseas. I just wanted all my revolvers stainless. Unfortunately, 41 magnum Bisley in stainless wasn't available in my area, and even those manufactured were special edition, read, quite scarce, never imported in Canada.
I recently started target shooting and trying to organize half scale silhouettes, thinking that 357 and 44 will be more than enough. Well, I was wrong, realized how much I am missing 41 Bisley, with 7.5" barrel, and started searching now for another one. Unfortunately, such revolver is hard to find one in my neck of the woods.
Anyhow, hoping to eventually get one in nice condition, so I started thinking about appropriate bullet. Since I want to shot targets and silhouettes, I came to conclusion that ideal bullet, that will cover both disciplines, will be good, old SWC. Considering that the latest (as far as I know) and the best Keith's designed SWC was #503, I started thinking about scaling this design to 41 cal., to get bullet with 220-230 grains weight:
After noticing on the range that conical nose bullet has bit sharper cut holes on paper than tangent nose one (although with 357/38 bullets), I also designed conical nose version.
I had conversation with a fellow shooter, very experienced and highly successful in local competition, and he suggested also to consider multi-groove design of those two versions. Once I am ready, I will ask http://arsenalmolds.com/ to see if they could make a mold with 4 cavities for bullets above. Idea is to test each design, find out which one is the most accurate, and order 4 or 5 cavity mold for that particular bullet.
Hopefully, ball will start rolling next spring. Will keep you posted.
Take a look at GT bullets, they produce a .41 SWC similar to your description. I have not tried it, as I usually load an LBT design.
The RCBS 215 is a standard and works really well in pretty much everything. I had a gaggle of ~220grn Keith bullets given to me, looking very similar to that 41-225K bullet above... those bullets would not cycle in my 1894FG without them being allllll the way back on the carrier. Having to 'muzzle up' and give the lever a little love jiggle every shot wasn't really the hot setup for the dueling tree... Having said that, it was a really nice bullet in the revolvers... I was sad when they ran out...
Charlie, I too have to give the lever a little jiggle to get the RCBS bullet to cycle but never had any luck whatsoever with Lyman's otherwise excellent 410459. There's a fix for the Marlin LSWC feeding issues; that involves honing a radius on the top of the barrel extension as it appears in the loading window...not something I'm willing to venture in my 1894S...I spent 15 years just trying to find one at a realistic price to chance my screwing it up...others have done well with the "fix" however. Best regards, Rod
That's the only bullet that's given me troubles... the standard RCBS 215grn does not, nor even something like the WFN 250grn Cast Performance bullet. OAL is definitely the Marlin's bug-a-boo.
Congrats on your C-Marlin! I really wanted one of those, but settled for an FG... that I've since switched to a straight grip/lever. Yes, I know I've destroyed the resale value... but it's not for sale.
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