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Old 05-07-2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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Durango, who's "we"? The royal one or a firm. Cool stuff. How were they and what'd "we" do with them!?

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The Desert Eagle came in a variety of calibers - part of its ad campaign was being able to empty a 10 rd clip of 357 in 2.5 seconds. 41 Mag is a bit more but I wonder how it would compare ?

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Hock Thx for your interest. We, my partner at the time had an FFL. We were buying and selling firearms in central Wyoming. At that time there was tons of police trade in for sale. The county Sheriffs in Wyoming also actioned off all their "Crime" guns once a year.

The Mdl. 58 .41 Mags were stamped SFPD on the side plates. Two of the four had been used in service and were well worn. Two of the 58s were in exellent condition and shot dead on at 25 yds. We sold the 2 service guns and held on to the 2 nice ones. My partner an ex Green Beret died young from a heart attack. I never knew what happened to his Mdl. 58. I did one of those dumb things and traded mine off. Mdl. 58s are rather expensive today and hard to find.

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Gonzilla, this is a .45 Win Mag. with a .357 Conv. The .357 is easy to control in this LAR Grizzly 1911. I doubt the .41 Mag. firing the effective 220 gr. bullet. would be easy to rapid fire. These big Autos are to heavy for police work. These weapons are used for protection in "Brown Bear" country.


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A friend had a 41 Mag in 4 3/8" Blackhawk and he said it was lighter and handier than his 44s. Very accurate piece but I still went w Ruger in .44 Mag for back country.

I think your right about rapid firing in 41 mag being difficult if not impossible. Although, your Win Mag & Desert Eagle are the oly two platforms I know of that could give it a go.

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I've done the math on the 41 mag loads vs. the 44 mag loads in the Lyman manual and the 41 actually outperforms the 44 energy wise. It also has higher velocities with a given bullet weight so it shoots flatter. Yes you can go with slightly heavier bullets with the 44 but they still don't give you the same energy. I have both calibers but I prefer the 41. Diameter wise the 44 is only .019 larger. The 41 is a true 41 while the 44 isn't even close to being a true 44.

The 41 mag really is under rated for some odd reason. I guess it's the old American mentality that bigger is always better. I'm not flaming the 44 I like it too but I don't think it's as good as the 41.

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I loved my .41 mags when I had them. Faster and flatter shooting then my .44s with less recoil. Great SD and hunting round.

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We can prove about any thing on paper. But the facts are the .44 Mag. is a much better killer. People who have used handguns on heavy game will always choose the .44 over the .41. The .41 Mag. can not handle the 300 gr. slugs that we carry in bear country. I use the 300 or 320 gr slug in my Mdle 29 and the Browning 92 saddle gun. The .41 is only effective with the light 220 gr. slugs. The .41 bullets below 220 grs are only good on game in the 150 lb. class.

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We can prove about any thing on paper. But the facts are the .44 Mag. is a much better killer. People who have used handguns on heavy game will always choose the .44 over the .41. The .41 Mag. can not handle the 300 gr. slugs that we carry in bear country. I use the 300 or 320 gr slug in my Mdle 29 and the Browning 92 saddle gun. The .41 is only effective with the light 220 gr. slugs. The .41 bullets below 220 grs are only good on game in the 150 lb. class.

I've killed game over 150 lbs with the 41 no problem. Like I said it can't handle the heavier bullets like the 44 due to chamber size but still has more ft. lbs. of energy than the 44. It is also more accurate at longer ranges than the 44. I like the 44, hell I like all the big bore revolvers but people really sell the 41 mag. short. If I want to use more than 240 grains I stoke up the blackhawk in 45 colt.
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Funny, last trip to Alaska interior I wanted a Titanium .41 Mag Taurus Tracker but couldn't get one new so only settled for a .44 Tracker in stainless steel.

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=94

Love hard Keith bullets and these are actually just as heavy and powerful as the low recoil .44 Mag I last carried (that owe no factory .44 mag ANYTHING). These rounds would go thru a bear sideways and could go from front to back. Our lives depended on it.

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