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making .41 special loads.
September 12, 2017
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larry260
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i did research and found data for 41 spl’s with quite a velocity range. i started these @ 850fps. 210 gr horned XTP. relatively good accuracy but I know I can do better. my question is, are these too slow to stabilize this bullet. I swear some of the holes showed key holing. any advice?  i’ve loaded some and picked up the speed a bit, but haven’t been to the range to test them. just asking for opinions.

September 29, 2017
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I am a big fan of the .41mag, I’ve never thought about loading Specials.  I find that the faster I drive the 210 gn bullets the better the gun’s accuracy.  What is you reason for wanting the specials?  Shooting mags won’t hurt the gun in the least.

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September 30, 2017
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the local range i shoot at would rather not have mags shot on their OLD range. they will upgrade soon. trying to stay in business. i did pick up the speed and did see an improvement in accuracy. another range, much less convenient, allows anything.

December 9, 2017
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I’ve only loaded .41 spl w cast lead so can’t comment other than you should be ballpark.  I try to push 200 grn cast in the 850-950 window and usually on the low end of that. Need to rework loads in the next few weeks for Titegroup so will see where I end up.  BTW, for those who don’t enjoy turning down brass I note that Starline had a good supply of properly headstamped 41 spl brass.

December 9, 2017
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starline is where I got my spa brass. they’ve been fine too.

December 10, 2017
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Here’s a stability calculator.  Of course if it looks like key-holing, it is, unless you had a ricochet . IMO (which is only good for me), stick with 41 mag brass and download.  Use a COW filler if need be.

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December 10, 2017
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larry260 said
the local range i shoot at would rather not have mags shot

The .41 Mag cartridge can be loaded down to Special pressures, without the worry of buildup in the chambers.

December 11, 2017
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good news! my local range has renovated their range! now i can shoot magnums there.

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