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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Randy M] #202008 09/15/2019 5:33 PM
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Rand, I`d say your off to a great start...
Rey, This what your 7 1/2" 657 looks like?? I read a short article by Dick Williams when the gun first came and had to have one.


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: jamesfromjersey] #202016 09/16/2019 12:02 AM
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Great shooting Randy. God Luck on your Elk hunt. Hope to see some pictures on the Bragging Board.


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Buckshotharris] #202026 09/16/2019 11:42 AM
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RANDY: DO A TKO CALCULATION ON YOUR 41 MAG LOAD AND YOUR 460 LOAD, NO COMPARISON, BIGGER, HEAVIER AND FASTER IS BETTER. SURE YOU CAN KILL AN ELK WITH A 41 MAG, BUT ON A LIFETIME DRAW HUNT GO HEAVY, NOT LITE.


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: 45MAN] #202027 09/16/2019 12:46 PM
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
BUT ON A LIFETIME DRAW HUNT GO HEAVY, NOT LITE.


Yeah this is what keeps coming to my brain when I think about it. I'll most likely never draw this tag again.


The meat won't fry if the lead don't fly.
Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Randy M] #202031 09/16/2019 4:47 PM
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Bigger is fine but realistically if you're within handgun range of an elk, a 41 Magnum with a 250 grain cast bullet will get the job done. Your 41 magnum doesn't give up much, if any, to your 43 magnum.

Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: 45MAN] #202034 09/16/2019 9:01 PM
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
RANDY: DO A TKO CALCULATION ON YOUR 41 MAG LOAD AND YOUR 460 LOAD, NO COMPARISON, BIGGER, HEAVIER AND FASTER IS BETTER. SURE YOU CAN KILL AN ELK WITH A 41 MAG, BUT ON A LIFETIME DRAW HUNT GO HEAVY, NOT LITE.


Speaking from 4 revolver kills on bull elk, 2 each .454 and .475, Rey nails it.

Why not opt for "extra insurance" if you can.







Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Gregg Richter] #202056 09/18/2019 12:02 PM
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It was a fleeting thought. Y'all have talked me off the ledge and back into my 460. Thanks.


But I'm really loving the 41. Such a fun and accurate caliber.


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Randy M] #202099 09/21/2019 8:45 PM
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I have a 41 mag ruger blackhawk with a 6.5" bbl. I shoot basically the same load as the OP. I've only taken a hog in Tn with it. After seeing what that load did to that hog, I would not be afraid to use it on an elk.

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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: jaydub in wi] #202198 09/26/2019 2:22 PM
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I just bought a 10 inch FA 83 in .41 magnum,it's in california purgatory 10 day as we speak.This discussion has been very inspirational!Ican't wait to pick it up.

Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: BIZZMO] #202211 09/26/2019 9:34 PM
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 Originally Posted By: BIZZMO
I just bought a 10 inch FA 83 in .41 magnum,it's in california purgatory 10 day as we speak.This discussion has been very inspirational!Ican't wait to pick it up.


BIZZMO, It will be worth the wait...


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: jamesfromjersey] #202215 09/26/2019 11:27 PM
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Thanks,I don't know that there's a prettier sight!

Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: BIZZMO] #202218 09/27/2019 12:03 AM
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Bizzmo, I've got the exact gun - looks similar to James. I'm sure you will find enjoyment. Those things are accurate!

Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Mark Hampton] #202220 09/27/2019 12:07 AM
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JUST ORDERED 400 SPEER 210gr DEEP CURL BULLETS TO LOAD IN MY 7.5 INCH 657, ALSO GOT A WEIGAND MOUNT IN TODAY FOR IT. WILL PROBABLY PUT AN OLD SIMMONS VARIABLE SCOPE OR A FIXED LEUPOLD 4x ON IT (I HAVE ONE IN BLUE BUT WILL HAVE TO LOOK AROUND TO SEE IF I HAVE A SPARE IN SILVER).


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: 45MAN] #202223 09/27/2019 1:07 AM
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
JUST ORDERED 400 SPEER 210gr DEEP CURL BULLETS TO LOAD IN MY 7.5 INCH 657, ALSO GOT A WEIGAND MOUNT IN TODAY FOR IT. WILL PROBABLY PUT AN OLD SIMMONS VARIABLE SCOPE OR A FIXED LEUPOLD 4x ON IT (I HAVE ONE IN BLUE BUT WILL HAVE TO LOOK AROUND TO SEE IF I HAVE A SPARE IN SILVER).


Rey, glad to see you spending money because of me and this thread. You and a few others on here have already cost me a plethora of money!


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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: Randy M] #202226 09/27/2019 3:19 AM
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All the enablers do is lead you to the well, and maybe put a little water in your bucket.

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Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: junebug] #202362 10/02/2019 1:15 PM
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An interesting thread about the 41 mag was on castboolits a couple of years ago. It's called Grizzly with a revolver!. A good read for any 41 fan.

Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: jaydub in wi] #202429 10/08/2019 11:44 PM
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One of my favorite deer pistols. 5 shot 1.5" groups at 100 yards.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: Anyone with Ruger BH/SBH .41 mag experience? [Re: jaydub in wi] #202430 10/08/2019 11:47 PM
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Here it tis


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
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