Justification for Existence: The .41 Rem. Mag.

posted on April 22, 2014
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Introduced in 1964, the .41 Rem. Mag. effectively splits the difference in the external ballistics of the .357 Mag. and the .44 Rem. Mag.; as such, the cartridge fulfills an obvious power-level niche. That being said, its growth among law enforcement agencies never fully materialized, and, to this day, big-game hunters oftentimes opt for the more potent .44 Rem. Mag. Revolver size, cylinder capacity, and manageability generally favor the smaller .357 Mag., too. Given the cartridge’s forebears, is there a valid reason for its existence? Is it a “jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none”-type cartridge? It’s your turn to express your opinion.

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