.41 Remington Magnum
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.41 Remington Magnum

.41 Remington Magnum


.41 Remington Magnum

.41 Remington Magnum was invented around 1965. There was a need felt to have a cartridge similar to .44 Magnum caliber but with less recoil which can be used by the police on patrol. Hence records suggest that Bill Jordan, a patrolman invented the .41 Remington Magnum.

Unfortunately for Remington the cartridge soon became a despised ammunition for the cops. The reason was the high recoil it still gave. Plus, most of the policemen who used it to catch running criminals suggested that it hit the target with more intensity then the need was. Female police woman found it more difficult to fire multiple shots because of the unmanageable recoil. However certain hunters noted this and started using it for hunting deer sized animals like deer or antelope. This lead to Remington coming out with another variant of the .41 Remington for the hunter community. Unfortunately many wanted a version of the cartridge which felt somewhere in between the two extremes i.e. the police variant and the hunter version of the cartridge.

The .41 Remington Magnum uses ,410" diameter bullet. A 210-grain JHP bullet would shoot with an energy of the order of 800 ft.lbs. The bullet speed for such a shot would be approximately at 1300 feet per second. At a distance of about 100 yards, the bullet energy drops to about 60% of the original energy level. Hence the .41 Remington Magnum is considered as a 100 yard deer hunting cartridge.

The .41 Remington Magnum as compared to others is relatively easy to load. However due to its low popularity and use, not all manufacturers make bullet that fit into it. The bullet range for it is 170-grain to 210-grain. Jacketed type bullets are preferred for getting high velocity. .41 Remington Magnum uses slow burning powder H4227 from Hodgdon. A combination of 20-grain powder with a 200-grain jacketed bullet gives a high speed shot of about 1250 fps.

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