.41 Remington Magnum

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About The .41 Remington Magnum Ammo, also known as .41 Magnum, is a centerfire cartridge primarily created to be used in revolvers with a large frame. The .41 Remington Magnum Ammo was designed and manufactured in 1964 in the United States specifically for hunting and tactical purposes. The .41 Remington Magnum Ammo was produced with the ballistic performance kept in between the .357 Magnum Ammo and .44 Magnum Ammo to overcome their shortcomings in terms of practical use. However, because of the heavy performance delivered by even the lighter variants, many of the law enforcement agencies called the .41 Remington Magnum Ammo an overkill for police use. And so, the .41 Remington Magnum Ammo was disregarded as the bullet for the police; still, a few law enforcement agencies adopted this cartridge. The overall length of the .41 Remington Magnum Ammo is 40.4mm, and the bullet diameter of this cartridge is 10.4mm. The 265-grain bullet variant of the .41 Remington Magnum Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,350 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,072 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer The .41 Remington Magnum Ammo was designed by Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan and was manufactured by Remington Arms in 1963.  Uses The .41 Remington Magnum Ammo never received the same level of recognition as the ones it was supposed to overcome. However, some hunters still love using this cartridge as it provides a light recoil and can take down large game species effectively. 

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In 1963 design began on the .41 Remington Magnum and it was introduced in 1964. The intent was to develop a better law enforcement cartridge, as the .357 Mag suffered from poor terminal ballistics with the available bullets of the time and the .44 Mag was thought to be overkill for law enforcement applications, plus had a heavy recoil.

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.41 Remington Magnum Usage

While the .41 Mag never attained the popularity of the .357 Mag or .44 Mag, it is considered an exceptional cartridge by dedicated handgun hunters. It is offered in revolvers from multiple manufacturers and a few manufacturers offer lever action rifles chambered in the .41 Mag as well. 

Elmer Keith intended for there to be two loads developed using .41 caliber bullets, a .41 Special and the .41 Magnum, like the .357 and .44 caliber cartridges. Remington decided to only offer the Magnum version in response to consumer demand for high powered cartridges.  

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.41 Remington Magnum Design

The .41 Magnum is a rimmed straight walled cartridge with an overall length of 1.59” and a case capacity of 34 grains (H2O). It fires a .410” diameter bullet and uses large pistol primers with a maximum pressure of 36,000 PSI.

Ammunition options for the .41 Mag are offered in cast lead, hard cast, soft point, and hollow points with weights ranging from 170 to 265 grains.The rounded or flat nose bullets allow use in tubular magazines safely.

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