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Old Today, 07:34 AM   #76
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Is this thread supposed to be about .41 or 10mm?
Neither, actually.

It really wanted to be all about the Herters .401 PowerMag which, once upon a time, briefly competed with the nascent .41 Mag for adoption ...

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"Is this thread supposed to be about .41 or 10 mm?"

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The 41 Mag. is a fine cartridge, but so are the 357 Mag. and 44 Mag. If you want something in the middle, I suppose it fills the niche. It might have caught on more if Dirty Harry hadn't made such a splash with the 44 Mag.

Not sure why the writers in the early 60's thought a 44 Special level load in 40 or 41 caliber was just what was needed at the time. But it's clear that the 41 Mag., as released, was generally more than what was suggested.

Since it never caught on well, it's pretty much been a handloaders cartridge for many years. I've shot a few, and even handloaded it some. But the 44 Mag can be essentially be handload to 41 Mag levels, so there isn't really a desire to have one on my part. The niche just doesn't appeal to me that much.
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"Is this thread supposed to be about .41 or 10 mm?"

As long as the mod is interested.
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