The model 41. Your opinion

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The model 41. Your opinion

Post by Flytrap1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:39 am

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After shooting a Ruger Mark III for a number of year I felt it was time to move to the next level. I decided on the model 41 due to its excellent reputation and the high esteem that it holds in the Bullseye world. All though it is extremely accurate and very reliable it has some design flaws that I'm finding difficult to overcome.(things that the European gun builders have mastered years ago. What's wrong with us?) 1.ergonomicly it is very cumbersome.2. It is heavy overall, top heavy in particular.3. It is not well balanced. 4.it has a lot of muzzle flip. Does anyone else share this opinion or am I just looking for an excuse for my bad scores

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Re: The model 41. Your opinion

Post by Astroimage2002 on Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:25 pm

I have shot a Model 46 (stripped down 41) since I started shooting bullseye. The gun hasn't held me back...

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Re: The model 41. Your opinion

Post by GrumpyOldMan on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:39 am

Best RF I ever fired was with a 7-inch 41. At the time, I hated how the front sight just danced around in the rear notch and never settled down. The Hi Standard with a shorter barrel seemed to just sit rock-steady.  But more bullets found the X and 10 rings with the 41.

Getting back into it after too many decades and my scores are almost back to where they were. The front sight sits steadier now. Will shoot a 900 or two with each again sometime before the summer and see if there is still a difference.

Only problem I ever had with the 41 was with SK match--rifle match I think--which would wedge the empty above the next round being fed when temps were below 50 F or so. Warming up the gun with 5 rounds fired shortly before the string would stop that from happening. Usually only the first round fired. Warmer with that ammo and ejection was 100%.

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Re: The model 41. Your opinion

Post by Jerry Keefer on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:37 pm

Here's an oldie but a goodie... Doing some touch up work.. The barrel extension is often a source of drag and friction.. This gun is no exception.. .008 removed gives friction free clearance...This was tuned by an old AMU armorer..and has set in a vault for several decades.. Stock barrel.. I bore scoped it, and it is in excellent shape. Removed and attached the rib with #8 Torx.


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Re: The model 41. Your opinion

Post by GrumpyOldMan on Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:11 am

Ah, but how does it shoot?

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