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The 44 magnum I have, after loading Lil’Gun loads had an impressive kick. Launching a 200gr bullet 2,000 FPS.

Just before the sun went down I managed to test 3 different H110 loads in the 41 magnum. Launching a 215gr bullet 1,700 FPS. It did not kick quite as hard as the 44 did with those Lil’ Gun loads but it definitely commanded some respect. I am baffled that this caliber did not get more attention than it did. It’s a very respectable round. Very happy with this purchase.
 

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the 41 was built to split the difference between the 357 and the 44 mag......

problem is......the 357 was 38 special capable and the 44 mag was 44 spl capable

the 41 mag......there was no legitimate 41 special to fall back on and was born a full magnum.

too much for law enforcement.....and the 44 was always deemed bigger and better....

i like the 41, have owned several in the past.....but i always ran reduced loads thru them.
they really needed a ballpark 1000 fps factory special load.....
 
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The .327 Fed Magnum Henry has been ordered. The Big Boy rifles are all done.

I’m down to the 17 HMR Golden Boy. Once I have it, the Henry collection is complete. This one is the low hanging fruit. So close I can just about taste it...
 

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Well crap, the 45 came in with the large loop lever. Picture shows the classic loop and the description didn’t mention a large loop, the model however, is H006CL, which I believe IS large loop. I can fix that but it’s just another expense. It’s otherwise the same gun.
 

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Just throwing this out there....I have a 45 colt with a small hoop lever. Not sure if they are the same for the brass and steel frames without looking it up but they probably are. If you ever want to swap just let me know.
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I am open to that. I am assuming yours is the H012C. The H006 and H012 models appear to be the same part. This is the only caveat I see, not sure when yours was made:

This part will not fit 1st Gen Big Boys made up to 6/24/08 ending at serial #BB0030015.

 

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Just looked at the box and it says H012C and its around 4 years old maybe?
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Bring 'em all over here. I just discovered I have gophers.

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I finally accuracy tested that 17 HMR. First thing I will say is that its so smooth there's no need to be quick on the lever. Slow and steady, no catches. Second, I fired 6 shots. The first 3 I was too far away to see the holes. The second 3 shot group, I shot at 30 paces (or roughly 30 yards), standing, shouldered.

Of the second group… Shot one was the low shot. I adjusted the rear sight up one notch and took shots 2 and 3. I went ahead and took the third shot without adjustment because I couldn’t see shot 2. It went through the “X”.

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Might be shooting a hair left, might also be me because I was free handing it. I’m sure I was a bit wobbly. Nonetheless, impressive gun. It’s only had 10 shots total, including the 4 shots the other day function testing it.
 

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I finally accuracy tested that 17 HMR. First thing I will say is that its so smooth there's no need to be quick on the lever. Slow and steady, no catches. Second, I fired 6 shots. The first 3 I was too far away to see the holes. The second 3 shot group, I shot at 30 paces (or roughly 30 yards), standing, shouldered.

Of the second group… Shot one was the low shot. I adjusted the rear sight up one notch and took shots 2 and 3. I went ahead and took the third shot without adjustment because I couldn’t see shot 2. It went through the “X”.

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Might be shooting a hair left, might also be me because I was free handing it. I’m sure I was a bit wobbly. Nonetheless, impressive gun. It’s only had 10 shots total, including the 4 shots the other day function testing it.
Good shooting! I hear the wind will be a factor with the light bullet in that caliber when you start shooting at longer distance. Should be a good challenge! You might need to use a spotting scope :) to see those small holes!
 
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