Any other .41 Magnum fans out there?
Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:30 AM
Can that not be said about every round ever manufactured. Egos are sure a funny thing
ANYONE can do a .44...
Nope, but just because millions of people own a great caliber though, that will not stop me from owning one, that would pretty immature.
Takes character and dedication to not just do what everyone else is doing. If everyone jumped off cliff...
Never like to myself either, but after the "reloading crisis" the other year when our current numbnut took over office, it sure opened my eyes to the fact we may have to think of it as a viable option, like it or not.
And I never rely on being able to walk in to a store and buy ammo.
Not hard when 99.9% of my .44 shot are specials . The .44 will do anything I need, including put out enough pain to make shooting not fun anymore, and I don't like that . I'm a big guy, but I am also smart enough (and not vain enough) to know that a small percentage of us ever really need magnums at all, let alone the biggest, fastest, (and hardest on the wrists) out there.....................
And my Ruger 45 Colt will out "44" your 44. ;-)
Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
You'd be all alone.... Nah, I'm just messin Doc...I'm right there with ya. I'm not much one to follow the crowd.I happen to really enjoy shooting my 28ga as well. I also never really went with the whole"if I had to buy ammo somewhere" route either. It is most definitely a valid point...but one I really don't follow. Same with the whole "how is their warrenty?" deal that alot of people bring up over certain topics. I'd rather buy products that I never have to find out about their warrenty.
If everyone jumped off cliff...
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:44 PM
Reloading crisis - and buying - that I reserve more for my 9,mm and .40.And loads - you would probably really like the .41magnum then! SWC with mild loads or the Sierra 170grain JHC even with pretty warm loads are all very sweet to shoot. And Even Corbon 300 Hunting loads for the 45 colt are actually pretty easy to shoot out of the Ruger (but then it is a Bisley) Part of why I never saw a need for a 44. Smaller lighter are easier in the 41, and full hot and heavies are easier in the 45C! I guess if you were going to limit yourself to one gun - then the .44M is probably better. But why the hell would you limit yourself to one gun?
Can that not be said about every round ever manufactured. Egos are sure a funny thing Nope, but just because millions of people own a great caliber though, that will not stop me from owning one, that would pretty immature.Never like to myself either, but after the "reloading crisis" the other year when our current numbnut took over office, it sure opened my eyes to the fact we may have to think of it as a viable option, like it or not.Not hard when 99.9% of my .44 shot are specials . The .44 will do anything I need, including put out enough pain to make shooting not fun anymore, and I don't like that . I'm a big guy, but I am also smart enough (and not vain enough) to know that a small percentage of us ever really need magnums at all, let alone the biggest, fastest, (and hardest on the wrists) out there.....................
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:46 AM
$$$!!! Especially at the current moment. And I would rather own a handful of pistols, and a small stock of ammo, and use the money that would have gone into another pistol or thousands of rounds (both of which would just sit in a safe) to take out actually hunt (more than just paper) with the pistols I do have.I guess I just find it funny because you mention not wanting to "conform" and shoot calibers that are not as "popular to the masses". That's not a bad thing, I suppose, but I could not imagine life without a .22lr, or my .357's, 30-30 lever gun, or .30-06!!! Reloading is about many things, and one of the biggest (at least to me) is the freedom of bullet weight and style selection. And I can't for the life of me understand why a person would want a caliber (.41) that recoils the same, and shoots the same as another caliber (.44) but with only 1/5 of the bullet selection to choose from, and probably 1/100 the gun selection to choose from?! It actually sounds like one would be handicapping themselves? Now I don't mean this to start a riot, and I have already mentioned before that I don't "hate" the .41, I am just having a hard time understanding why it is so popular. I can and have given many logical, and practical, reasons for owning a (highly popular to the masses) .44, but the ony reason you have stated for owning it is not to "conform" and shoot a popular caliber. It just sure seems like an unwise and very unpractical way of choosing a pistol/caliber that actually hinders your choices. Especially from a reloading standpoint. Again, not bashing, just curious since I can't see it, that's all. Enlighten me if you will, thanks.
But why the hell would you limit yourself to one gun?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:21 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:06 AM
Very true, but at least with the .30-30 I can put 110gr V-max's in it (which is one of the huge advantages of the .30cal bullet selection) and turn it into a rabbit "death-ray". That is my love of the more popular calibers and wider bullet choice, something you don't get in the .41 range. I am surprised to hear about having bad experiences with the .44's though. That is too bad, and explains a lot. Once you get a bad taste for something it is hard to get rid of it, no doubt. I have been on the exact opposite end, to where I have had nothing but great experiences with them in both full hose loads and also what my nephew calls "Little Bunny Foo Foo" loads . But like I said, I can't help but wonder how I would feel if things went different years ago when I first shot it? Who knows? I do know that I feel very bad for anyone or anything on the opposing end of either one! Thanks again for the time, as I always love to know why someone is shooting something, not just what they are shooting. Keeps life interesting. And a big thanks for not taking the knee-jerk drama queen response simply because I wanted to know why you prefer it. An actual conversation, what a breath of fresh air And by the way, at least you have great taste in guns .
Much like I could question why you would ever want a 30-30 for realistic hunting when you can get so many other popular and more effective cartridges in a lever action...
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:07 AM
I'm a fan of the .41. I bought my first one 35 yrs ago. A Ruger Blackhawk. Still have it. Later I bought a TC Contender and got a 14" bbl in 41 as well as a few other calibers. Velocities from the 14" were a good jump from the revolver as I recall. About 15-20 yrs ago, I picked up a stainless Smith 6" (Model 657?) in .41. Sold the TC and Smith to build up the piggy bank for a Krieghoff K-80 about 8-9 yrs ago. K-80 went down the road a few yrs back.
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