.41 Mag Association

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 336A, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Domino300

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    King Medallion, what's the story on your "Super 41"?
     
  2. jag1954

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    .41 Mag, one of the few revolvers I'd keep.... Model 57.jpg
     
  3. King Medallion

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    Not much of a story really. just added a SBH hammer and SBH grip frame. I don't remember where I got the frame and stags, but I'm guessing the Ruger forum classifieds.
     
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  4. gwpercle

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    Sign me up !
    My 41 magnum is the worn model 58 in my avatar .
    It was my favorite big bore even before I even owned it .
    Originally belonged to a great friend who carried it 20 years ... as LEO Motocycle Cop ... retired without injury or disabilities !
    Gary
     
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    I love happy endings!
     
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  6. RJM52

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    Had some time to do some chronographing today:

    Gun: S&W Model 57 4"

    Remington 210 LSWC: 947

    Winchester 210 Jacketed Hollow Soft Point/ 1236


    Handloads:

    210 grain SWC-BB/8.0/ Unique/1005

    210 Hornady JHP (per-XTP)/22.0 H110/1292

    210 Sierra JHC/?/1139

    MP Mold 211 Keith PentaPoint/10.0/Unique/1225

    MP Mold 265 TruShot Clone/21.0/H110/1165

    MP Mold 175 PentaPoint/14.0/Blue Dot/1260

    Accurate Molds 41-250A 250 LSWC/8.0 Unique/955

    LBT 220 WFN/8.0 Unique/970

    230 Keith/8.0 Unique/1014

    MP Mold 224 Keith/8.0 Unique/955

    Accurate 41-215V/10.0 Unique/1166

    MP Mold 190 WC-HP/6.5 Unique/1048

    Speer 220 JSWC-SP/9.0 Unique/1081

    Sierra 170 JHC/26.0 H110/1473

    Mountain Molds 300 grain LBT/6.7 Unique/840 fps
     
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  7. Charlie98

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    That Unique load is almost exactly what I get out of mine... although mine is 215grn over 8.5grn Unique, from my 4"ers.

    I don't know about my 4", but I can tell you that XTP/H110 load leaves the barrel of my Marlin at 1750fps!
     
  8. bernie

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    I use 8.0 gr of Unique behind 215 gr cast swc’s and my 228 gr solids cast from my .41 Hammer mold. It gives good results with both. If you shoot cast bullets in a .41 Magnum Unique should be in your powder cabinet!
     
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  9. RealGun

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    Unique is not a slow burning powder (magnum), so in strong doses will give the shooter more of a jolt than a real magnum powder. I don't use it above target level power.
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    I just realized I never added the 4” Model 57 that I rescued a while back. This is .41 Magnum #3, along with a Redhawk and a Blackhawk.

    The left side right at the grip had a patch of rust-pitting that looked really bad, so the price was very reasonable. The rest of the gun was pretty much pristine, so after the rust spot was cleaned to bare metal I had the rust spot buffed as well as possible and reblued. Nothing more than a touch of cosmetic damage shows, she is ready to roll. :thumbup:


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    Since I took these pictures I have swapped the great looking, but hand slapping, wooden grips for a set of synthetic Hogues. After shooting a few of the Winchester hunting loads, the swap was warranted.

    Stay safe.
     
  11. Charlie98

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    I would tend to agree. In the Early Days, I pumped a LOT of Unique through my brother's .41, pushing the loads further and further. It was pretty punishing. Then I shot my first loads of W296... and I'm like 'really?'

    I have regulated my 57 and 58 to midrange loads, primarily, with a few full-house loads now and then. I've actually reduced my standard load of 9grns Unique, to 8.5grns... and now 8grns. If I want to go fast, I reach for IMR4227, or W296. The best tool for the job at hand, as I always say.

    My 657 came with the Hogue monogrip... I hated those grips, mostly because they left the backstrap bare. I have one set of Pachmayr Decellerators... with the cushioned backstrap... and I just swap them to the pistol I'm shooting that day. Once we get home, then I swap them back into wood.

    Pachys, as seen on the 57...

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    What's interesting is the Dan Wesson grips. Wood grips don't normally fit my hands... but the DW's do. I don't know what it is, but that pistol handles the heaviest loads with ease. I'm not saying it doesn't recoil, but it's just the way the pistol handles it, even with wood grips.
     
  12. Riomouse911

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    I have two guns with the Pachmayr Presentation grips, an old-school Model 66-2 .357 and a 7.5” Redhawk that is also a .41 Mag.

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    I am not quite as good shooting with these grips, I think the flare at the base is just a bit too much for my mitts. The Hogues fit me better in that area, even with the open backstrap on the S&W.

    On my DW and Ruger GP 100 .357’s, the Hogues cover the backstrap so its the best of both worlds for me. :)

    Surprisingly, the grip on my L-frame model 69 .44 Mag is really good, too. Shooting 10.5 gr Unique/ 240 gr SWC loads, recoil wasn’t awful at all. (Not max, but fairly stout.)

    Now if S&W would just coddle together a 6-shot .41 Special on this frame.


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    Stay safe.
     
  13. Charlie98

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    I've always thought a .41MAG or .41SPC on a 4" L-frame would be the perfect workhorse pistol. I would prefer it in .41MAG, simply for commonality of brass, but I'd even take the hassle of sourcing .41SPC brass for a pistol on that frame... 5- or 6-shot.
     
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    I am in for an L frame too. Mostly I shoot fairly mild loads with cast bullets in mine.
     
  15. Riomouse911

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    I talked to Gary Reeder about a 4” 6-shot .41 Spl. from a .357 GP 100, he said it would end up a 5-shot. (I have a 3” .44 Spl GP, so no need to basically duplicate it.) I would love a 6-shot .41 Spl on an L frame, but I don’t know of anyone making the conversion.

    Stay safe.
     
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    My 41 Spl is a 6-shot GP100, originally with 38 Special throat lengths, perfect for 41 Spl, done by Clement, who I don't think is doing those anymore. I had to back off to a pretty mild load, because 41 Spl in a 3" GP100 was pretty uncomfortable (think bruising). The grips are Herrett's Detective.
     
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  17. dobegrant

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    Have been a .41 mag fan for 45 years or so, have had several in numerous barrel lengths both single action and double action. my current 2 are a Ruger no Blackhawk 6 1/2” and a Smith and Wesson 57 6” from 1965.
     
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  18. Charlie98

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    I've always struggled with .41 fever. For a while, I wanted one of everything, including a .41 Desert Eagle, and whatever else I could find in .41. But common sense prevailed... and I'm happy with my 3 .41 revolvers and my Marlin. I've even resisted the urge to try to find another .41 Ruger Blackhawk... although I've had zero luck with Ruger revolvers in the past. I think the only thing that might turn my head would be a nice Ruger Redhawk in .41...but those are pretty rare, too.
     
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    This 41 Mag Flat Top converted to Bisley finally gave me what I wanted.
     
  21. DMW1116

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    I don’t have one but I shot one a few weeks ago and now I’m a fan. It had a satisfying but not painful recoil and I hit a golf ball at 25 yards.
     
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