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The 170gr Sierra JHP is moving just over 1500 fps from my 4-5/8" Balckhawk. I honestly wasn't expecting that much velocity from this barrel length. I'm pretty tickled.
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    Re: Finally got to run my .41 mag carry load over the chronograph
    « Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:09:09 am »
    That's pretty outstanding man - predators (and collared peccary) be ware!
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    Re: Finally got to run my .41 mag carry load over the chronograph
    « Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 07:43:22 am »
    Load details?  Inquiring minds and all that.
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    Re: Finally got to run my .41 mag carry load over the chronograph
    « Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 11:00:08 am »
    It was pretty close to a max load (26.5gr) of H110 with Winchester WLP primers and Remington brass.
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    Re: Finally got to run my .41 mag carry load over the chronograph
    « Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 12:09:11 am »
    If you really want that load to go, get thyself a redding "profile crimp" die, use Starline or Winchester brass, and use a dedicated magnum large pistol primer.

    How was your accuracy, BTW?

    Footnote:

    The reason I recommend a magnum rated primer with H110 is based not only on book data, but personal experience.  I've had very goofy results and experiences in cold weather(below freezing) with both H110 and 296 powder and large pistol primers.  With magnum large pistol primers, no trouble even at a measured 10 below.(Other than my hand ached like the very devil.  A heavy recoiling handgun touched off in temps that low feels like you hit your hand with a friggin' sledge hammer.)

    Also, though YMMV and all that, I could never get a firm enough crimp for consistent burn with slow powders in 41 mag with Remington brass.  Federal, Speer, Winchester, and Starline would all take a good firm crimp, but Remington brass would always buckle the case wall midway between the slug base and case head first.

    Edit:  'Course, if you're happy with the load, and it's accurate and consistent in your gun, my above post means exactly  :shrug :foot
    « Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 01:28:55 am by THE NORSEMAN »
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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