|09-10-2006, 05:11 PM||#11|
Join Date: Dec 2003
I saw a .41 AE barrel on E-Bay not too long ago, and I felt the same temptation that you did. So I checked availability of brass, and while Midway does carry it, it must be made of gold instead of brass.
Considering I have a .41 Avenger barrel which lays around and collects dust most of the time, it would be a ballistic redundancy to have a .41 AE, also.
Though as Bill points out, logic does not always supercede JHTH!
I just had to have a 357 SIG barrel for my Delta Elite. Well, I got it, and I finally got it running decent, after a great deal of trouble. Now it also mostly collects dust while I shoot my 9x23mm, with about the same ballistics, much more reliability, and one round more capacity.
It is a never ending battle. Kind of fun, though.
|09-10-2006, 06:34 PM||#12|
Join Date: Apr 2006
I can't help but commiserate and agree with you on the weirdo cartridges out there. It's fun yet discouraging and sometimes down-right frustrating. I'm a 1911-only guy so all of the things I'm thinking about are within those confines. I've scoured all the resources I know of for .41 AE and have come across a sizeable amount but it sure cost me. I'm seriously considering Bill's advice about reloading.
Wait till I get involved on a thread about rifle calibers - .257 Roberts, .307 Win., 35 Whelen etc.
|09-10-2006, 06:51 PM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Much obliged for the insights. FWIW, I noticed that Mr. Reed is making some .41 AE ammo. He lists a 170-gr. JHP at 1230 FPS and a 210-gr. JHP at around 1150 FPS. These seem to be fairly potent although I think that .41 AE can do a little more. I'm also not sure if he had the 1911-format in mind while developing these loads.
I've been thinking about a load that uses the 180-gr. Barnes XPB. Seems like you could seat this bullet at a depth where it would still be short enough to fit a 1911 10mm magazine, yet have enough ooomph to make for a decent SD round. As you noted earlier though, I would not plan on carrying this pistol - rather I'd most likely use it at the range and as a conversation piece.
Thanks again, and if something else crosses your mind - please share.
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