loading 41 spl

Help Support Ruger Forum:

targetshootr

Single-Sixer
Joined
Apr 30, 2002
Messages
233
Finally got around to loading 41 spl but my RCBS 41 mag die seems to hit the shellplate before it can crimp the case. Anyone else had this happen? I have the feeling I may need a different die.
 

David LaPell

Blackhawk
Joined
Sep 14, 2008
Messages
979
I had no problem crimping .41 Specials when I loaded them with my Lee Carbide dies.
 

Robb Barnes

Hunter
Joined
Sep 16, 2007
Messages
3,775
Some die sets will work but I know my RCBS wouldn't. I took it down to the machine shopa nd had them machine off the end of the die the same amount of the thickness off the 38/357 spacer ring. Without the spacer, it crimps 41 Specials, with the spacer, 41 mags.
 

targetshootr

Single-Sixer
Joined
Apr 30, 2002
Messages
233
I'll take off some more then. I may not have gotten as much as a spacer and it didn't occur to me to use it as a guide. Thanks. This reminds me of the post about grinding down a 44-40 die.
 

dixie884

Blackhawk
Joined
May 17, 2009
Messages
660
Hornady, Dillon, Redding, and Lee .41mag dies will all crimp a .41spl, but I also have a set of RCBSs that won't.
 

targetshootr

Single-Sixer
Joined
Apr 30, 2002
Messages
233
When I took some off yesterday it felt like it may need to be flared so the case goes in easy. I'm excited about this cartridge, just need a gun or two chambered for it.
 

mhblaw

Blackhawk
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
878
If I were to have Hamilton Bowen make me a 41 special on an OMBH small frame, where would I get brass without shortening 41 Mag brass?
 

Latest posts

Top