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    new hand cannon

    went to range the other day to try out my new hand cannon. charter arms 41 mag pug. i know 41 mag ain't the biggest thing out there but in a 23 oz snub nose it sure felt like a cannon. i can pretty much shoot my 44 black hawk all day but after 2 boxes noticed had large blister in palm of my hand. since i quit working hands aren't as tough as used to be. gun workred like a charm no problem keeping in about 6 inch circle at 25 yards off hand.sure gun would do better me not so much. but this is good enough for me to carry.

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    Time for cast boolits going around 700 fps.
    Have fun, save the kickers for carry.

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    The 41 is a good little wallup

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    i actually like to practice with the ammo i intend to carry. put a new set of pachmayrs on it and am going to give it another go. as i said it's only 23 ounces makes a good carry gun but it is not for the timid.

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    The 41is hardly a shrinking violet in terms of power, and shooting it in a 23 ounce revolver certainly is not going to prompt me to call you a pantywaist for noticing it kicks a bunch.

    I bet it does. By anybody’s reckoning.

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    .35 rem, it can't be much worse than a 105 gr. swc. over 3.1gr.# 231 in my elsiepea, ( in the old model,& the Custom) Fivefang,

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    Yes, it will be much worse. I have an LCP, and I have shot 245 grain 850 fps loads through a 21 ounce Charter Bulldog, which is snappy and somewhat unpleasant. The 41 is way more power and recoil than that, with a 210 grain approximating 1150-1200 fps from a short barreled gun only two ounces heavier.

    Whole different ballpark.

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    The .41 isn't a .44 but's no slouch. Case length is within .005", SAAMI pressure is the same, bullet diameter is only ~.019" less.
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    My Bulldog is a handful with regular .44 Special loads, I imagine a .41 Magnum is painful. They are good little guns, at least mine always has been.

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    For me shoot my 44mag redhawk with 310grs ,I do not shoot it that much for the way that round is.I mainly use it in my Marlin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Time for cast boolits going around 700 fps.
    Have fun, save the kickers for carry.

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    I absolutely agree a nice full wad cutter or Keith at 700-800 loaded over Unique would be a dandy load.

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    the new pachmires helped a lot the factory grips were just too small. i really like to practice with what i plan to carry. for milder practice i like my 44 spec.

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    Groo here
    Try this load,,, 215 gr [ about]cast SWC , 41mag case, "HOT" primers [important] 6gr trailboss and a heavy crimp[important again]
    Close to the "Police" load and was most accurate in the #5 41mag guns we tried.......

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    I’ve always been a fan of 6.5-7gr 231 behind any 210-220 lead boolit. Been shooting those since a teen

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    The issue I have with moderate loads in a CA 44 SPl Bulldog is that the trigger guard abrades the first joint, of my trigger finger, to the point of drawing blood. I find a thin leather glove is an immense help. I also re-contoured the side of trigger guard to soften the rather sharp edge. Sill need to take off some more.............

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    Great another gun to add to the wish list as a .41 Mag Nut. I still have my old CA 3" Bulldog. Been wanting a lightweight .41 Smith since the 357NG came out but missed out as I was deployed.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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