Re: .41 Magnun VS. .45 (long) Colt
Yes, this is an oft ressurected thread.
And for good reason. Revolver Cartridges have the potential for far more serious work, in strong arms. The .45 Colt was a cartridge built for fragile revolvers( 1873 colt), when black powder was the rule; today, we have much better marterials, and much stronger guns; to compare the Colt SAA, to the Ruger Redhawk, is ludicrous, like compraring a dime store padlock, to a bank vault!
That being said, a shooter needs to handload, to get the most out of his weapons
The guys in Brackettville, Tx, speak of my 1894 Win Trapper, as Thor's Hammer, on hogs; ammo for it has wrecked two revolvers, thankfully, not mine; I shoot a 300 gr bullet, at close to 1400 fps, out of it, to the dissatisfaction of hogs, everywhere, with almost 'instant' results.
Elmer Keith said it all, when I was but a pup; bring enough gun, and use enough bullet!
I worship the .45-70, and the .40 Sharps bottlleneck, and own several rifles, single shots, in these calibers.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry