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Old February 18, 2013, 03:22 PM   #51
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I wouldn't go out and buy a 41 mag currently, but have owned a couple in the past. With the lighter 175 grain or so bullets it's a pretty flat shooting cartridge.
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:50 PM   #52
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Had a modern 41 special existed, the 41 magnum may well have been more succcessful commercially. But then... the 41 mag is my favoritre big bore and I have no need for a 44 mag or 44 special. I have shot 41 mag cowboy loads and they simply don't do it for me.

It fits well into my caliber sequence in terms of power and practical uses.

It is a fine caliber for a revolver and one that has most of the utility of the 44 mag until as mentioned earlier you get in the 300 gr range of bullet wt in the 44 mag. But I personally see little point in loading the 44 mag with 300 grain bullets when I shoot the 480 Ruger with 325 gr bullets.

It is very difficult to "convince" someone to choose the 41 mag over the 44 mag. You just have to shoot both and make up your mind.
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:18 AM   #53
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"I see no reason to get a 41 mag it serves no purpose for me."

My sentiments exacatly, but regarding the .44 Magnum.

I don't know why, but the .44 Mag. leaves me completely cold, while the .41 Magnum and the .44 Special both fascinate me.
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:43 AM   #54
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I like all of them .357, .41, .44 and the Specials. You can even get .41 Special cases. I just loaded up some .41 Mags with 17 grains of 2400 and the 210 grain Sierra. I found an old box of them I had.
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:17 AM   #55
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In most parts of the country, we currently don't have to choose but can have both. There may come a day when we may not be as lucky. Should that day come, give me a .41 and let me roll my own. I find those who prefer the .41 are those who have experienced it in depth.
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:04 PM   #56
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This is much like the 38 special versus 9mm discussion except one is traditionally a revolver cartridge and the other semi-auto. At least for now, we can own both and that is a good thing.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:35 PM   #57
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You can never have to much fun, rabid fire double action at 15 yards with my old model 58. I'm still filing the sights a wee bit at a time to get my groups centered. I'm getting close.

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Old February 19, 2013, 06:16 PM   #58
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I have both .41 Mag and .45LC, and put .44 in my mirrors many years ago.
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