10 mm Mag vs. .41 Mag

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  1. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

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    In another thread, several members mention a 10mm Magnum - with which some have actual experience. Naturally, w/o knowing anything about this cartridge (never heard of it until today), I think of the .41 mag.
    Would those who have played with these kindly give us their opinions on both cartridges?

    Thanks.
     
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    I'm interested too. I imagine they're referring to full power 10mm loads as "magnum" and not another cartridge altogether.
     

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    10mm does not even come close to .41 magnum ballistics.
     
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    In the thread about the .44 special GP100, someone posted some pictures that showed (I thought) a longer casing. There was also talk of just seating bullets further out.
     
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    They didn't seem to be talking about your regular 10mm.
     
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    DT lists 10mm magnum loads. The case is supposed to be longer, sources list it as being 1.255 vs .990 for the normal 10mm.
     
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    Is DT Double Tap?
     
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    Can it keep up with my .357 Maximum?
     
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    Yes DT is Double Tap.
     
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    I would not qualify as an authority.
     
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    Thanks. I went to their site and found a couple loads to compare.
    10mm Mag - 230gr at 1,250 f/s... vs. ....41 Mag - 250gr at 1,370 f/s
    It seems to me there's really no comparison. The 10mm may be a choice if less recoil (same gun) is wanted.
     
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    I found some DT loads on their site and posted them, but didn't find anything in .357 Max. What do you have to compare with the 10mm Mag load?
     
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    The 10mm magnum is a longer case than the 10mm Norma. More powder, more vel. it is pretty much the equal of a 41mag.
     
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    I just checked Starline brass. They do have 10mm magnum brass. It says theat it is longer than regular 10mm and can not be used in a 10mm automatic. So who makes a gun you can use 10mm magnum in?
     
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    In the thread I referenced, they were talking about revolvers.
     
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    It seems the 10mm mag is a revolver round, I just don't see its place in the big picture. I kind of like the 41 mag, have two of them an S&W 58 and a Ruger Blackhawk.
     
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    The .41 Magnum is to me a very interesting revolver caliber, the same as the .327 Magnum is.

    If I ever decide to own a revolver ...
     
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    If you compare different calibers and do it right you have to
    compare the best of them all and also use the same barrel
    length.

    Also do you count special high pressure loads that are only for
    special barrels with full support, everything has to be considered.

    When using loads for revolvers as with all guns some guns are
    capable of much more pressure than others.

    With technology we have now you can get more power with
    safe pressure but the the guns can't stand the recoil.

    That is why we have special load data for some guns that is
    not for others in the same caliber.
     
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    I agree. I, too, have a 58 and it's probably my favorite gun.
     
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