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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    I consider this a re-loaders caliber now days!
    True. for reloads for this gun, maybe the 41AE HP bullets. I think they are still available.
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    I've always liked the .41. I think a hot handload in the .41 is about all anyone can ask, loaded in a strong revolver like a Ruger Blackhawk. However, I've settled on the time honored .45 Colt in my Blackhawk or my .357s. I have a 6.5" .357 Blackhawk that I've killed hogs and deer with. .357 is a good round.

    I do hunt hogs quite often. When I do, my .45 Colt Blackhawk pushing a 300 grain XTP out of its 4 5/8" barrel to 1200 fps rides on my hip. I've had to blood trail hogs before, even been turned on by one once. A powerful handgun that you can maneuver in heavy brush is appreciated when that happens.
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    I love the 41 Magnum! I have a Taurus® TRACKER™ Mdl 425SS4CP 4" barrel circa 2012 (last year made). I also have two Ruger® New Model Backhawk®'s a 4⅝" and 6½" barrel 41's.; circa 2017 & 2018. These three are my absolute favorite revolvers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post

    I do hunt hogs quite often. When I do, my .45 Colt Blackhawk pushing a 300 grain XTP out of its 4 5/8" barrel to 1200 fps rides on my hip. I've had to blood trail hogs before, even been turned on by one once. A powerful handgun that you can maneuver in heavy brush is appreciated when that happens.
    where I hunted it was typical dense ground cover of south eastern America, it was basically a jungle where the ground was either uphill or downhill and had water in the valley of every ridge, in places and we hunted from the ground using dawgs to track the hawgs.
    a long gun was useless in most areas as you could not maneuver much less get a good sight picture on the boar if they charged and they don't take kindly to being pressed by dawgs or man.
    the 357 was considered a marginal caliber for most, the last one I shot was 351 pounds and it took 3 well placed shots to finally put him down , along with me dancing around trees to dodge him charging.
    people don't realize how fast these things can move in the first yards they cover.
    yea in my type hunts I would much take the 44 spl or 45 colt over a 357 myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    where I hunted it was typical dense ground cover of south eastern America, it was basically a jungle where the ground was either uphill or downhill and had water in the valley of every ridge, in places and we hunted from the ground using dawgs to track the hawgs.
    a long gun was useless in most areas as you could not maneuver much less get a good sight picture on the boar if they charged and they don't take kindly to being pressed by dawgs or man.
    the 357 was considered a marginal caliber for most, the last one I shot was 351 pounds and it took 3 well placed shots to finally put him down , along with me dancing around trees to dodge him charging.
    people don't realize how fast these things can move in the first yards they cover.
    yea in my type hunts I would much take the 44 spl or 45 colt over a 357 myself.







    Well, I hunt 'em from a box blind looking at a corn feeder. They come in just after dark and I take 'em out with a 154 grain soft point from a 20" SKS rifle. It has a 3x9 optic on it with a green laser spot light that the pigs can't see which will shine 300 yards, though I'm only 50 yards from the feeder shooting down the lane of a fence line. I'll never see a target outside of maybe 100 yards max. Now, if one runs after shot, they always go to the narliest cover, of course. In the dark, in heavy cover, it can be exciting. Yeah, you want a big hammer for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    that was my Deer Load in the 41 mag, a 220 grain Truncated point FMJ was used for the Boars.
    in self defense round ,first I would not carry a 41 mag but any of the modern hollow points would be well over adequate in my opinion.
    the 41 mag as a police weapon had several short comings, weight and size of the weapon, as many men let along ladies that were police could not manage either the hand fit or the recoil.
    think 10 MM in a revolver!
    I still have 100 round of the Speer half jacket as a matter of fact.
    loaded they look just like a SWC lead hollow point, the plus is of course being able to be pushed at jacketed velocity and with that very soft lead point.
    I consider this a re-loaders caliber now days!

    I still have some of those Speer bullets I bought 30 some odd years ago. These are .429

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    I used to load the Sierra 170 gr JHC to get 1700 FPS out of my 6 1/2 inch Ruger Blackhawk. I called it my woodchuck load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oso View Post
    I still have some of those Speer bullets I bought 30 some odd years ago. These are .429

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    I shot a lot of the .452" 250gr versions of that bullet when I got my first .45Colt pistol. If you start using the max charge of Unique under them, they can get plumb rowdy out of a 4" SAA clone and aren't what I'd call easy shooting from a 5" N-frame either. I only weighed about 150 pounds back then and those were 2 handed rounds unlike the store bought 250 and 255gr lead loads.
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    I shot those out of my model 29, I used to load over suggested max charges but not by much, you couldn't really fit too much more powder in a case. I haven't shot my 29 in quite awhile, may have to take it to the range soon.
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    A decision has been made. let it be known that I LOVE the 41 Magnum. BUT! I don't have a lot of gun funds like many do on this site to buy what I crave whenever I can. I have a 605 that I will invest in ammo to fine tune my abilities instead of a desire that I cannot feed. I have a couple thousand standard 38 loads to equate myself with the gun and about 500 rounds of 357. It's best to know your weapon and your ability instead of buying something you can not shoot much.

    Not for nothing, but if someone offered me a Charter Arms 41 Magnum free of charge, I'd kiss him on the lips! Tongue or no tongue his choice.
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