6 1/2 inch barrel.I think you're gonna like it!
What barrel length?
Nice picture!I bought my first .41 Mag Blackhawk in 1969 and have never been without at least two since then.
This one is my pride and joy.
Henry makes a super nice 41 magnum rifle!You need to buy a Henry Lever to go with it!
Like your collection of 41 magnums!
Mine is the regular Blackhawk with 6 1/2 inch barrel.I thought the standard Blackhawk was only available in 41 Mag. with either the 4 5/8" or 6 1/2" barrels, with the 7 1/2" barrel only available on the Super Blackhawk Hunter and Bisley Models in 41 Mag. Is yours a new or old model Blackhawk? Blued or stainless?
If you are not already aware, Starline has '41 Special' (I know, officially..."there is no such thing!") brass available for those that want better load density for low recoiling lighter loads. I bought some for my Model 657, but have not yet loaded any.
6 1/2 inch barrel.Does yours also have a 7 1/2" barrel? I can't find a reference to one!
I will keep that in mind! Thanks again!Thanks! I have reloaded in the past. I am planning on getting back into it! Thanks again!
Nice reply lots of truth but I want trying to compare the 41 and the 45 colt and not looking to make a choice i have both reload for both shoot both and love both equallyIt's difficult to make an "apples to apples" comparison in rounds that use projectiles of different weight, but TO ME, the .41 mag always seemed to have a "sharper" sort of recoil than the .44 mag. The difference was never unpleasant, just "different". It always seemed SLIGHTLY sharper than the .44, and MUCH sharper than magnum-level .45 Colt rounds. I know that 210 gr. at 950 f/s or 1350 f/s SHOULD feel the same, no matter what caliber it's in, but it seems I can always feel the "sharpness" of the .41 mag. As I said, it's never bothersome for me, just distinctive.
Various of my shooting associates who use a .41 for their magnum revolver not only like it, but seem to defend it fiercely when it is compared to the .44 or .45 Colt +P+ "infinity". Among other things, I am told that in hunting situations, the .41's projectiles tend to drive more deeply than the .44's (which makes sense, in terms of decreased bore frontal area) which goes toward delivering "through and through" wounds, when desirable. I guess that, if someone was to go hunting jack rabbits with a .460 Weatherby, once in a while, the ventilated beastie will end up running, instead of doing the "DRT" thing. I'd wager that through and through wounds make tracking a less complicated matter.
I have NOT observed that the .41 magnum is easier to master than the .44 Magnum, but I could be missing something. The old Remington factory mid-range load was something like 210 gr. LSWC at 950 f/s, which kicks substantially more than a .44 Mag loaded with specials. Stoking the .44 with the Skelton-Keith load turns things around again, but I've never seen such a load offered in factory trim.
I DO believe that, if a game animal does not fall cleanly to a .41 Mag, then shooting it with a .44 Mag (OR a .45 Colt +P infinity) would likely have given the same result. If the better penetration of hunting bullets is really "a thing", this may be why.
I LIKE the round, but I've gone the route of .45 ACP & .45 Colt (and sometimes, .45 Colt +P+ "infinity"), in the interest of simplifying supply and logistics issues. I would end up finding the (undeserved) "odd ball" nature of the .41 Magnum irritating.
thanks for the info. Do you reload for the 41 if so what type of loads self defense, hunting, target,lead,Hp,etcThe 'bang stick' was a piece of light SS tubing about six feet long. On the working end was a simple, fixed firing pin, fixed breech silver soldered to the end. The chamber was also SS with a couple O rings for friction. There was a cross pin safety, but it was never loaded unless there was a shark coming in. A sharp jab in the sweet spot and the biggest sharks rolled over. They can be made in any caliber, of course. I always had a .41 and ammo with me.