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Old June 23, 2013, 03:03 PM   #76
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My favorite was the Saeco number 410. It is a 220 plain base, round nose, flat point.

I used it for 99% of all my shooting. The mold I had was a four cavity.

Years ago, I also had an RCBS .41 Keith-type and a Lyman gas-check, SWC.

The Saeco had the "advantage" of being more friendly to rapid reloads due to its lack of shoulder.
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Old June 23, 2013, 04:50 PM   #77
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Although I'd rather have the .41Spl, the .41Mag works in the mid-frame Rugers.
I know. The hesitation on it being a catalog item is...How long will they stand up to full power ammunition? It wouldn't be a problem for me and others who aren't compulsive over touchin' off a small thermonuclear event every time we pull the trigger...but some people are like that, and Ruger knows it.

Since I have a couple thousand rounds + of .41 Magnum brass, it would work out well for me, but the chances of Ruger tooling up for a .41 Magnum New Vaquero are pretty slim. It would be easier to convince them to do a .41 Special.
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Old June 23, 2013, 04:58 PM   #78
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As far as I know it's not an issue with the existing custom guns but it probably doesn't offer a safety margin Ruger would be comfortable with. Personally, I wouldn't want to do much full power shooting on that platform unless it were a Bisley. I'd love to see them legitimize the .41Spl and believe it or not, bring back the aluminum XR3 grip frame. I know, we can't be satisfied.
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Old July 22, 2019, 07:56 PM   #79
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Since the .41 Magnum refuses to die we'll bring this back from the dead....

And thanks to Ruger, Henry and Freedom Arms there are still lots of fine new guns out there...

So who has added to their .41 Collection out there...?

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Old July 22, 2019, 08:01 PM   #80
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From 2013 ... Gotta luv necro-threads!
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Old July 22, 2019, 11:16 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by MLeake View Post
Re: "My load."

Um... no, that was something recommended by the shootists of the day, including Elmer Keith.

Note the similarity between the .41 200 at 950, and the .40S&W 180 at 980; the .40 was designed from the start as a cartridge for LE, and designed very similarly to the proposed .41 police load.

So, not "my load."
Also there is the .41 AE(Action Express), it came out before the 40 S&W.
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Old July 23, 2019, 09:02 AM   #82
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S&W40 is falling from favor now, also.
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Old July 23, 2019, 01:28 PM   #83
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The 41 Magnum was meant to fill that "caliber gap"-whatever that is. I am aficionado, treasure mine, though it probably doesn't really do anything the 44 Special/Magnum doesn't. It was introduced at a time when the large frame revolver had gone out of fashion, I suspect that for every N-frame S&W produces at least 5 k-frames.
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Old July 23, 2019, 07:22 PM   #84
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Good caliber, easy to load. Handles max loads better than any caliber I've loaded, i.e., 357, 44spl, 44mag, 45 Colt.
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Like any odd-ball/obsolete cartridge, there will always be those who enjoy it for what it is.
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