View Full Version : .41 Magnum plinker load?

January 31, 2007, 01:16
I know its not the most popular cartridge around but the .41 mag has long been my hands down favorite. I'd like to find a dollar friendly light load that I could use cast bullets in without having leading problems.
The two guns the load would be used in are a Ruger Blackhawk and a Marlin lever action.
So, anybody got a good recipe?

January 31, 2007, 08:08
The .41 Mag is a SWEET cartridge..
I would prolly use cast bullets and a Charge of Unique or Red Dot to start.
There are several Powders that should work well, and you may have some on hand?
Try this link, and look through a Couple of your reloading Data Books..


January 31, 2007, 08:18
Trailboss. I only have experience with .45LC, it works great for that. A friend uses it for .357 and .44 Mag target loads and loves it.


This powder is good for light loads because a double charge will overflow the case. If you miss that, you shouldn't be handloading.

January 31, 2007, 12:06
Thanks for the info. guys!

January 31, 2007, 14:05
220 grain cast SWC bullet over 7.5 grains of Unique, standard large pistol primer (not Magnum), Federal or W-W case. About 900 fps in a 4" S&W M-58.

When out of cast bullets, I would shoot the older Speer 3/4 jacketed bullets that have a SWC profile.