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Going crazy for a load for a marlin 1894 FG rifle chambered and 41 mag

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jim Lutz, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. Jim Lutz

    Jim Lutz Member

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    I have several 41 mag pistols now upgrading to a 41 mag rifle. Unsure of what I want to use for bullet weight, bullet types, and powder charges. Can anybody help me?

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  2. ReloaderFred

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    I have three Marlin .41 Magnum Marlin rifles. They all like the 210 grain Hornady XTP and Winchester 296 powder. There is an excellent article on loading the .41 Carbine in Handloader # 121.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    Remington/winchester brass.
    210gr Remington JSP
    Federal Large Pistol magnum match primers
    22gr H110

    From Nosler book, ~1650fps.
    But I never chrony-ed it.

    I also use 210gr Nosler JHP, but not sure if that will pose an issue with a lever rifle.

    170gr can fly out to 1990fps with H110.

    here is some data I have been collecting on .41magnum loads.

    Factory Ammo
    Corbon - 170gr JHP 1275 fps, 614 ft-lbs
    Corbon DPX - 180gr HP BarnesX bullet for law enforcement, 1300 fps, 676 ft-lbs
    Corbon Hunter 210gr HP 1350 fps 850 ft-lbs
    Corbon Hunter 250gr Hard Cast HP 1325 fps, 975 ft-lbs
    DRS - 180gr SJHP, Winchester factory primed brass and hodgdon powder 22$/20
    Federal - Hunting Cast Core 250gr 1080 fps, 647ft-lbs
    Federal - Premium Vital-Shok 180gr Barnes Expander, 1240fps, 614ft-lbs
    Federal - Power Shok 210 JHP 1230fps, 705ft-lbs
    Mountaineer Custom cartridge - 41mag 210gr JHP 1275fps Hornady XTP match ammo
    Remington 210gr JSP - 1300 fps, 788 ft-lbs
    Winchester Super X Silvertip 175gr. Hollow Point - 1250 fps, 607 ft-lbs.
    Winchester Supreme Platinum Tip 240gr. Hollow Point - 1250 fps, 833 ft-lbs.

    Jacketed Bullets
    Berry's - 210gr FP ($22/250)
    Barnes - 180gr XPB HP all copper $$$
    Hornady - 210gr XTP JHP ($18/100)
    Nosler - 210gr JHP ($18/100)
    Remington - 200gr SJHP ($15/100)
    Remington - 210gr JSP ($15/100) ($65/500)
    Sierra - 170gr SportsMaster JHC ($20/100)
    Sierra - 210gr SportsMaster JHC ($20/100)
    Speer - Gold dot 210gr JHP ($21/100)
    Speer - 200gr JHP-SWC
    Speer - 220gr JSP-SWC

    Cast Bullets
    Cast Performance - 250gr. WFNGC
    Cast Performance - 250gr. WFNPB
    Cast Performance - 255gr. WFNGC
    Cast Performance - 265gr. WLNGC
    Oregon Trail - 215gr SWC (.412) (63.50/500)
    Hot Heads - PL41-235G 41 FN (.411) 245GR ($44.00, $85.00, $165.00) gas checked
    Hot Heads - PM41-250 Short WFN (.411) 250GR ($46.00, $87.00, $170.00) gas checked
    Hot Heads - PMF41-270G 41 FN Silh (.411) 270GR ($47.00, $91.00, $177.00) gas checked
    Hot Heads - PM41-215 415WCBB (.411) 215GR ($28.75 $50.06 $92.08)
    Hot Heads - PMK41-230 Keith (.411) 230GR ($29.94 $51.55 $93.87)
    National Bullet - 210gr FP ($37/500) ($47.00/500)
    National Bullet - 225gr SWC ($39/500) ($49/500)
     
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