.41 reload ?

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  1. rvance

    rvance New Member

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    I just bought a box of Hornaday 210GR HP/XTP bullets to load for hunting.

    My question is:
    Do any of you have any suggestions for load specs, powder, etc...?

    I will be using a Ruger Redhawk, 7-1/2" barrel.(scoped)
    I also will be letting my son hunt with a .41 mag rifle, so he will be using the same loads. (I Hope).

    P.S.
    I've never reloaded, but have all the equipment.
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    rvance, a few questions.

    1) What will you be hunting?
    2) What bullet weight will you use?
    3) Cast bullet or jacketed?

    The same load will act differently in rifle vs pistol.

    With the above information, we can better help you get started.
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  3. rvance

    rvance New Member

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    2) What bullet weight will you use? Hornaday 210GR HP/XTP bullets (JHP)
    3) Cast bullet or jacketed?Jacketed

    The same load will act differently in rifle vs pistol.

    With the above information, we can better help you get started.
  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Okay, from the Hornady reload manual, 4th edition.

    #41000 HP/XTP bullet:

    Case: Remington
    Primer: Federal 150 Max C.O.L. 1.580"

    Powder: Win296 Min 17.6gr Max 22.6gr
    2400 Min 16.0 Max 20.0
    AA#7 Min 13.1 Max 16.4
    AA#9 Min 15.3 Max 19.2

    Velocities for all but 2400, max = 1400 fps
    for 2400 1350fps.

    Hope this helps. Data was taken from a S&W Model 57 6" barrel. The velocity from the rifle will be higher. DO NOT go below starting load for Win296!!!!!!!

    My advice, since this is your first venture into reloading, is to buy yourself several manuals about reloading and read them before starting!

    If you use anything but the stated components, drop max charge by 10% and work up the load in your gun. The Ruger barrel length will give you 30 to 50 fps more velocity.
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  5. rvance

    rvance New Member

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    inplanotx,
    Thanks again for the help. I very green and will proceed with great care!
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    inplanotx New Member

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    Glad to be of help. We are here to answer any questions you may have. If I do not know the answer, I'm sure one of our experts can help. I can't stress enough the safety concerns and advise you to read, read, read and then read some more. Lyman's reloading handbook is a great source of information. Welcome to the great reloading bench in the sky. Have fun, but be safe.
  7. 1badmagnum

    1badmagnum New Member

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    I use military surplus powder from gibrass
    wc820 uses hodgdon h110 data.
    I use 19 grains under 220 grain jhp's or jsp's.
    I like using large quantities of slow burning powders to insure complete ignition and lesson the chances of getting a double charged case.
    you could also try some wc820f which uses hodgdon hs7 data,this faster powder requires 11-12 grains under the same bullets.
    buying military powder for less than $8 per pound enables me to use higher quality bulets in my handloads,and I feel bullet selection is most critical of all componants.
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