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Old 02-22-2013, 8:05 PM
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Default 41 mag loads

looking for a heavier bullet for my 41 mag to reload.any suggestions
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by electroman View Post
looking for a heavier bullet for my 41 mag to reload.any suggestions
The first question is: heavier than what?

FWIW, I prefer the heavier 220 grain bullets personally, although I'm starting to lean to the 200 grain JHP from Remington. This is only because Speer discontinued making their semi-jacketed wad cutters in both 200 and 220 in favor of the 210 "curl" bullet.

Be sure to use an up-to-date reloading manual when loading for the .41. A few years ago, pressure testing using a piezo-eoectric system (IIRC) found all sorts of strange pressure spikes in the .41, notably when using Blue Dot.* In fact, quite a few loadings were moved up and/or down so a new manual is a good idea anyway.

*(Yes, Blue Dot. I had great success with 13.3 grains of the stuff packed behind a 220 gr. Spee SJWC - thank you Moulton's Reloading Service - but I was using a Ruger Blackhawk, not a Smith. Now, I'm looking for a new powder myself.)
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