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Posted: 10/4/2014 6:39:01 PM EST
My brother gave me a S&W magmum .41 model 657-3 PC but I need help locating some ammo to feed it. I dont reload and I dont want to pay $2 per round to shoot it at the range.

Anybody have any leads to acquire some cheap target ammo?


Thanks
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:40:52 PM EST
No such thing as cheap 41 Mag that I know of. Do you know anyone that might show you how/let you use there reloading equipment?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:40:56 PM EST
SG ammo $1 a round without trying hard and they are great to deal with
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:43:32 PM EST
.41 mag was supposed to be the 'new' .44 mag and was supposed to be adopted by all the police departments for their service revolvers...didn't happen.

I had a 657 with an 8" barrel....great handgun. Unfortunately that was before I stopped selling guns.

Sorry, but I haven't bought any .41 in years. If I had one today, I'd look into reloading for it.

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:44:24 PM EST
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That's about the cheapest you're going to find.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:49:13 PM EST
I have given up on finding any cheap ammo for it and just load my own. One of my favorite rounds and I have a few guys I know that sell brass give me a bag of it for free


I would find someone in the hometown forum area that reloads it and see if they can show you how and help you get started. Its the best way if you are going to stick with the caliber
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:51:10 PM EST
Georgia Arms for the win.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:58:26 PM EST
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Seriously, you need to look into reloading. Great cartridge, but not very popular.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:02:15 PM EST
It's a great round. But unfortunately reloading is the way to go.

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:17:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By BFIBri:
My brother gave me a S&W magmum .41 model 657-3 PC but I need help locating some ammo to feed it. I dont reload and I dont want to pay $2 per round to shoot it at the range.

Anybody have any leads to acquire some cheap target ammo?


Thanks
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Learn. Very easy.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:32:24 PM EST
I started reloading because of 41 mag. I used a Lee Loader, the tap and load kind, it works and is easy to learn. I would buy a primer seater though. Less than an hour for a box of reloads.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:37:43 PM EST
I roll my own. Would LOVE to get one in a lever action
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:39:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:45:49 PM EST
You can get into reloading for less than $100 including dies if you get something like the Lee Hand press. You'll pay for by the time you load 4 boxes of ammo.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:49:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 8:44:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:28:32 AM EST
Only cheap .41 ammo that that you load yourself. I sadly just got rid of my last .41 this morning.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:34:13 AM EST
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I started reloading because of 41 mag. I used a Lee Loader, the tap and load kind, it works and is easy to learn. I would buy a primer seater though. Less than an hour for a box of reloads.
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Here you go. You likely won't shoot it so much that you need a press and dies. The Lee Loader works great for my .38spl, and you can usually pick them up for less than $30. I agree about buying a primer seater though. Tapping the primers in using a mallet always made me queasy.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:38:32 AM EST
I used to buy my .41 mag ammo from Georgia arms.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:54:14 AM EST
FPNI, no such thing as cheap .41 ammo.

I reload my for around .20 cents a round.

It's one of the rounds that make reloading worth doing.

Gander sells Factory ammo for $70 for a 50 round box. $50 a box is cheap.

The way I see it; 1)Sell the gun and buy something with better ammo availability,

2) Learn to reload. Straight walled, rimmed Pistol is one of the easiest to learn.

3) Keep the Gun as a novelty/hunting gun, splurge for one or two boxes of Factory ammo and take it out once or twice a year.

As stated, it's a great round, I love mine and shoot it regularly.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:01:12 AM EST
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As a collector of these kits, that is the best way to get started.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:04:47 AM EST
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This is what I was going to suggest as well. It's a cheap way to get into it, and learn how to reload. You can invest later in a progressive press, but this is a good way to get started.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:05:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 12:27:54 PM EST
Maybe Google it and see what comes up, I had a Classic Hunter back in the day and bought a box of factory Remington and it was expensive even back then, great gun by the way.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 12:33:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PR361:
FPNI, no such thing as cheap .41 ammo.

I reload my for around .20 cents a round.

It's one of the rounds that make reloading worth doing.

Gander sells Factory ammo for $70 for a 50 round box. $50 a box is cheap.
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Damn!

I was paying $17.50/50 for Georgia Arms new "deer stopper" ammo when I owned a .41 Mag.
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