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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
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.41 Remington Magnum (Revolver) (using Hornady bullets)

Author: Brian Pearce / Wolfe Publishing Co.
Date: Mar 08 2013

The .41 Remington Magnum was developed as a joint effort between Smith & Wesson and Remington Arms in 1964. It was Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan however, that convinced the two companies to work together on the project. They each had wanted a powerful cartridge with less recoil than the .44 Remington Magnum for law enforcement use. Outdoorsmen, hunters, silhouette shooters and others have found many virtues in the .41 Magnum cartridge, where it has earned an unusually loyal following, and today there are many new models and variations that have added to its appeal.

It is easy to develop top-notch handloads for the .41 Remington Magnum. In developing the accompanying data the Federal #150 Large Pistol (non-Magnum) primer was used exclusively, which gave uniform velocities and reliable ignition with all powders. In extremely cold temperatures hard to ignite ball powders, such as Hodgdon H-110, Lil’Gun and Winchester 296, will ignite more reliably with a Large Pistol Magnum primer.

A heavy roll crimp is suggested. When using the Hornady 210-grain HP-XTP, it should be seated so that the case mouth is even with the top of the crimp cannelure, then crimped in place.