Anyone shooting the 41 Action Express or this a completely dead cartridge?
I agree. I mention it, because years ago I purchased all of the Speer .41 caliber bullets from a store that was going out of business. Just checked and found that among the lot were more than a few boxes of 180gr .41 caliber bullets without a cannelure. Called Speer and these are out of production bullets originally for the .41 Action Express. Thought that someone might enjoy them is the Action Express.I've seen very little mention of this cartridge and even less products.
Other than that, I'd just stick to the more popular .40 S&W and .357 Sig. Maybe over in the Middle East or S. America these cartridges are more common? I know IWI and such sells a lot of stuff to S American countries.
I started loading that bullet in 1969 and loved it! I still have a part box somewhere. It's an EXpanding bullet but the front end is fragile.the (now discontinued) 200gr. Speer Half Jacket (my favorite .41 jacketed bullet of all time).
Just wondering if folks need brass dies loaded ammo, inherited 100's and 100's of pieces of brass (new and once fired), 100's of loaded rounds, new dies, and 1911 bbl....I started loading that bullet in 1969 and loved it! I still have a part box somewhere. It's an EXpanding bullet but the front end is fragile.
Not a serious firearm guy, inherited some things, but do have a few boxes of 41 projectiles that would be used for reloading also. Have done a bit of research and noticed much of the 41AE info is fairly dated but thought there may be a few diehards hanging around who might be interested… additional info I gleaned ref reloading this is the use of .40 caliber bullets to create a “bore rider”!!!! Some posters swear by this concept. My items are all genuine 41AE but someone interested could use these with abundantly available.40’s to still enjoy their pistol. Just a thoughtThree things shooters seem to not like. Most seem to have “peaks” and then a fall off in popularity.
Even if they have good ballistics...and the .41AE vs the .40SW is a real good comparison.
1. Anything .41….something just cursed about .41C,L .41AE, and .41mag.
2. Rebated rims...Let’s give folks all the back thrust concentrated in a smaller area just so we can use an existing head/ bolt size.
3. Semi-rims...kind of like being a “little bit” pregnant.
Someone out there is going to want to keep a reliable .41AE running, so likely you’ll find a few takers for your brass. Nothing wrong with one that reliably cycles.
Have fans with folks who already own them….just not fans with folks looking to buy the equivalent.
(from a .41mag. Fan...we likely shot up most of the .41AE bullets hanging around stores by now.)