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    Picked up a nickel model 57 the other day. I'll pick up a crossdraw holster and this will be my bear gun. The 6" barrel lets me better take advantage of all the .41 Magnum has to offer.

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    Hand loaded the 41 is right behind the 44. I have 2 go to loads a 225gr cast at 1480fps and a 270 home made jacketed bullet at 1200 fps. Neither load gives up much to the 44mag. Wish I could find a M57 that I could afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Hand loaded the 41 is right behind the 44. I have 2 go to loads a 225gr cast at 1480fps and a 270 home made jacketed bullet at 1200 fps. Neither load gives up much to the 44mag. Wish I could find a M57 that I could afford.
    Same here, I'd love to have one
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    Good score on that 57! We love our 657. I think the 6" is the way to go. The gun balances just right. The Wife has pretty much stole mine.

    Our practice loads are a RCBS cast bullet over some UNQ. Very mild pleasant load.

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    A fine hunting gun and round as well, enjoy. Sharp gun.

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    Thanks guys.
    I'll load the 4" model 58 for bipedal defense and the 57 for bear defense. Too bad S & W didn't make a 5" .41 Magnum. That would be the best of both worlds. If they made a 5" I've never seen nor heard of one in .41 Magnum.

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    I had a blue and SS 6 in 57's and really liked them both, a box of 50 was still plenty to shoot at full power but seemed more friendly than 44 mag loads...
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    AZVince, what's the dash number of your gun?
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    Three screw unconverted Ruger Blackhawk;

    S&W 57-0:

    That I currently own.
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    "Too bad S&W didn't make a 5" .41 Magnum." I was reading some older material today and came across this:

    "Factory Ammo Velocity Readings... .41 Magnum...Smith & Wesson Model 57...5-inch barrel..." They must have made at least one. Special order?

    This is out of Shooting Times HANDGUNS, 1981.

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