Originally envisaged as a law enforcement and hunting cartridge, the .41 Remington Magnum faced mixed reviews from the LE community following its 1964 introduction. But handgun hunters found that the .41 Mag. offered energy levels and trajectories comparable to the .44 Mag. without the latter’s stout recoil and attendant muzzle blast. The underappreciated cartridge fills a niche between the .357 Mag. and .44 Mag. and, when using the recipe below, is capable of taking all non-dangerous game at reasonable ranges.
Latest Loads: The .41 Mag.
When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.