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Old December 12, 2000, 04:23 PM   #1
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What is the heaviest jacketed bullet available for the .41 Magnum?


Old December 12, 2000, 04:56 PM   #2
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Hornady 210gr JHP or at least that is all I have found.

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Old December 12, 2000, 06:16 PM   #3
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Howsa 'bout a SPEER 220gr??
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Old December 13, 2000, 10:18 AM   #4
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The Speer 220 grain jacketed SWC is my favorite hunting bullet. Ranier also makes a plated 220 grain flat point. Sierra also makes a 220 grain FPJ Match bullet.

Several companies make 210 grainers, including Speer, Hornady, Sierra, Nosler, etc.

- Leonidas of Sparta, 480 B.C.
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Old December 13, 2000, 12:07 PM   #5
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If you intend to use it for hunting the 220 grain Speer jacketed semiwadcutter is an outstanding bullet.
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Old December 13, 2000, 12:50 PM   #6
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Heevy for 41 Magnum

I have used both the 210 and 220 for years. Elmer Keith wanted the factory 41 Magnum load to be 220grains but was over ridden. I think some manufacturer, I don't know who, makes a 300 grain.
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Old December 13, 2000, 02:33 PM   #7
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If the intention is hunting, nothing is better than a 250-265 grain LBT gas checked bullets. Those bullets at full throttle will put the 41 Magnum deep in the middle of the 44 Magnum, 45 Colt fight.

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Old December 13, 2000, 11:35 PM   #8
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I agree with Robertthe.41MagFan. I use Beartooth Bullets and get great accuracy (Mdl. 57 Smith, 6") and a Marlin lever in .41Mag.

I have used, however, and wouldn't hesitate to use again, the Speer 220 SWC JSP. They are very effective.

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Old December 14, 2000, 12:47 PM   #9
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Hey, how does the .38-40 (misnamed .40-38!) compare to the .41 Mag? From a wheelgun? From a 20-inch barrel levergun?

When I thought I might go above .357 in the revolver, I almost bought a .41 Mag. IIRC, with 210-grainers, its *retained* energy and velocity equalled and then passed the 240-gr .44 Mag at about 75 yards.

And 75 yards is the distance where I first tried and succeeded in getting first-round hits a 10-inch hubcap with a 4-inch .357 Mag....

Still toying with the idea, but a levergun/wheelgun combo in .38-40 has a lot of appeal.
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Old December 14, 2000, 03:14 PM   #10
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Only problem with a 41 Magnum 20" levergun is finding one. Those that have them will not part with them and Marlin only make a production run every now and then. They go so fast, that if you are not on top of the production runs, you ain't getting one. AND then there are those who are just plain lucky and the situation presents itself.

Only load information I have on 38-40 is slim. That beefed up loads are only safe in Rugers and Carbines, No SA Colts or clones. And that the cases are a bit of a pain to work with and crush easy. Looking at the load data and pressure, 41 Magnum is a far superior performance cartridge.

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