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41 magnum bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Keeperfaith, Aug 18, 2012.

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  1. Keeperfaith

    Keeperfaith Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Im looking to start reloading 41 magnum. Im on brownells site looking at the 41 caliber bullets (Hornady). Is this the correct bullet for 41 magnum?

    Just wanna make sure, I've not reloaded anything yet.

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
  2. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    You want a .410" diameter bullet with cannelur in jacketed for the .41 magnum. The Hornady 210gr XTP is a good bullet. Other .41 caliber jacketed bullets are available for reloading made by Speer, Sierrra, and Remington.

    Most suppliers of cast bullets will have at least the 215gr LSWC and often other heavier lead cast bullets for the reloader. Cast bullets are generally .411" diameter.

    Plated bullets by Berry's are availble too.
  3. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    If you're just getting into loading for the .41 magnum you should also consider getting a box of cast bullets. They will be much cheaper and the hole in the paper will be the same size.

    You should go to the revolver forum here on THR and look for the .41 magnum association thread, lots of good info there.
  4. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Definitely try cast. I use Dardas 215gr LSWCs at .411 in my Bisley Blackhawk. Very accurate & pushing them to 1350fps w/17.5gr 2400, I get no leading.

    I want to try some Rimrock Bullets 230gr LSWC & 265gr WFN with Unique for a heavier/slower hunting round.
  5. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Seattle area, Washington state
    41 fan

    I have been loading the 41 for several years

    19.5 grns H-110 w/ Hornady 210 XTP = 1350fps(.410)
    11 grns HS-6 w/ 215 lead SWC-Brinnell 20 = 1150fps(.411)
    8.5 grns Green Dot w/215 lead SWC-Brinnell 20= 100fps(.411)

    I have great success with these, they all produce 2"-3" at 25 yds and 3"-6" at 50 yds,
    off hand out of a Ruger Blackhawk w/4-5/8" barrel and a Smith & Wesson 57-5 Mountain Gun w/4" barrel

    just my .02 cents
  6. gspn

    gspn Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Yep...that's the right size. If you are willing/able to shoot lead you can get some very cost efficient bullets from a variety of manufacturers (more bang for your buck...ha! I crack myself up).

    I use Missouri Bullet Company and buy their 215 grain Trooper...$42 for 500 bullets...and they shoot really well...no problems with leading either.

    Another very cheap and very useful source of info is a Load Book for 41 Mag...you can usually get them from Midway/Brownells/Bass Pro for about $7. It pulls load data from a wide variety of manufacturers and puts it all in one booklet specifically for that caliber.
  7. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I also use the Missouri 215 gr LSWC for range use. No leading problems, accurate, and certainly cuts down the cost of shooting my 41.
  8. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Texas - Born and Raised
    While they aren't as cheap as they once were, look at picking up some of the Remington bulk bullets. The 200gr SJHP's are about all I shot for over 20 years through mine, but the 210gr SP'a shot well also.

    Loaded over 20.56grs of 296 the 200gr will easily drop most any deer or hog your likely to come across. It isn't a top end load and is scary accurate out of my Redhawk.

    A lot of folks shoot the lead bullets as well and I admit to giving them a try years ago. It took me a week to get it all cleaned out. Since last fall I have been pouring my own 41's form the MP 411 HG #258 set up for Cramer style HP's.

    I find it much more friendly than my first experience and they are pretty darned accurate out to 75yds to boot.
  9. Nevmavrick

    Nevmavrick Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Sparks, Nevada
    The measurement for jacketed bullets is .410", but I shoot a ton of cast at .413".
    I cast my own, so have a lot more control over what goes down the bore.
    Over the years I've used a RBH 4 5/8", M57 4", M58 4", M57 6", and M57 8 3/8". They sure are a lot of fun with lead bullets.
    I cast with the RCBS 210gr Keith-style SWC(also in HP) and Lyman 210gr SWCGC (also in HP)
    Have fun,
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