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View Poll Results: Which would you pick?
Go with the GP100. 5 18.52%
Who cares about collecting, shoot the 19. 1 3.70%
Who cares about collecting, shoot the 629. 6 22.22%
Be a man and buy another 44 or bigger. 11 40.74%
You have the ghey for not owning a 41 Mag. 4 14.81%
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:12 AM   #21
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Spitty guns ain't for lookin at them things are made to be shot. Shoot the dang 629 or 19 and call it a day.
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Spitty guns ain't for lookin at them things are made to be shot. Shoot the dang 629 or 19 and call it a day.
They both get shot, don't worry about that but taking one to the range and dragging it thru the woods are 2 different things. No matter how hard you try, a gun used for hunting is going to get beat up eventually.
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I have a coupe dozen handguns, and 4 of them are .41's - a S&W model 58 with a 4" bbl, a S&W model 57 with a 61/2" bbl, a Ruger Blackhawk w/a 61/2" bbl, and a Dan Wesson 41VH with 4, 6, and 8" bbls. The ones I use for deer are the Blackhawk and the 41VH, with the 8" bbl. I much prefer the Blackhawk, because the 61/2" bbl is plenty good for sight radius and velocity, and about a pound and a quarter lighter than the 41VH. The model 57 is OK, but not as sturdy as I like. Plus, where I hunt there are sometimes dangerous 2-legged critters, if you happen into their favorite "herb" farm, and the Blackhawk can be put into action quicker than the long, heavy Dan Wesson.
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I stopped at few local places yesterday and the only place that had any 41 Mag ammo was Gander Mountain at $70 for a box of 50 210 JSP.
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Yeah, it's pitiful. I found a "bargain" at $68. So I roll my own, 220-grain LSW over 20 grains H-110. Costs me about $8 per box of 50. (until I run out of slugs and will have to buy more).
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Yeah, it's pitiful. I found a "bargain" at $68. So I roll my own, 220-grain LSW over 20 grains H-110. Costs me about $8 per box of 50. (until I run out of slugs and will have to buy more).
I'm looking into my brass and bullet options now. I'm good with primers and powder.
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Yeah, it's pitiful. I found a "bargain" at $68. So I roll my own, 220-grain LSW over 20 grains H-110. Costs me about $8 per box of 50. (until I run out of slugs and will have to buy more).
That's pretty hot for a lead round--do you get a lot of leading in the barrel? I've found that if I load lead over 900fps it really makes a mess, but I think there's some really hard cats lead bullets out there that can go higher...
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I clean my piece about every 12 rounds when I'm practicing or testing my loads, and clean it well before hunting. Time-consuming, but necessary.
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shooting from vehicle = lazy, unskilled hunter that gives bad name to the sport

Back to the topic:
I voted on use the 629, because it's quite a bit less collectible than the 19 and at least when you're showing it off you could say that you've taken game with it. But I didn't think about a Blackhawk. Of my .44 mags I shoot the best with my Blackhawk.
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"Ammo To Go" has 41 Mag 200gr FMJ for $32.95 a box of 50. They also have quite a selection of JHP 41 Mag and all are in the $20 range, but of course that's for a box of 20.
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