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Most reliable 22 LR for S&W M41

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Post by handcycle Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:50 am

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I get stovepipe once in a while. Also get FTE occasionally with my Model 41.
Seems to be a common issue among 22 semi auto handguns.
I had tried Eley, S&K(Lapua) and others. I find Federal (shiny ones ) ammo most problematic.
So far the S&K Flatnose is my favourite ( no issues at all! Very Happy )
What are your experience? Question

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Post by jglenn21 Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:58 pm

One thing you should do to increase your reliability is to install a volquartsen extractor.solved many issues with the 41. The 41 suffers from an extractor that is simply too long.. old school fix was to bend the nose down to shorten the claw. The volquartsen is shorter to begin with and works fine.. even better if it's tuned to only grab the rim and not press against the case..


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Post by Travlr99 Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:01 pm

GME wrote:The CCI website limits sales to one brick at a time, and charges $12 shipping for each brick.  So, if I bought a case, a brick at a time, the shipping alone would be $120.  What's that about?

I suppose it's all about what the market will bear and maximizing profit.  I also ordered a brick of Blazer for shooting steel and got free shipping, and repeated the order a few times.  But overall Brownells was a better deal (assuming it's still in stock).

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Post by zanemoseley Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:09 pm

Travlr99 wrote:
GME wrote:The CCI website limits sales to one brick at a time, and charges $12 shipping for each brick.  So, if I bought a case, a brick at a time, the shipping alone would be $120.  What's that about?

I suppose it's all about what the market will bear and maximizing profit.  I also ordered a brick of Blazer for shooting steel and got free shipping, and repeated the order a few times.  But overall Brownells was a better deal (assuming it's still in stock).

It's more about making it less attractive for scalpers to buy it all up and resell.

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Post by hengehold Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:55 am

 handcycle wrote:I get stovepipe once in a while. Also get FTE occasionally with my Model 41.
Seems to be a common issue among 22 semi auto handguns.
I had tried Eley, S&K(Lapua) and others. I find Federal (shiny ones ) ammo most problematic.
So far the S&K Flatnose is my favourite ( no issues at all! Very Happy )
What are your experience? Question

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I had your same issues, (FTE/ stovepipes) with CCI SV on a newer production SW-41. After much reading I sent the pistol and mags to Dave Sams for some tweaking. He said that it is common to need to do that for newer production M41. Below is a link to his site. 

http://www.samscustomgunworksusa.com/

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Post by handcycle Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:31 am

I read that the newer production Model 41 has much issues as well. Not sure exactly why? I always think more testings plus good quality controls should take care of these problems. A brand new gun doesn't automatically mean it's rid of problems. When the latest runs of the Colt Pythons came out a few years ago, many of the pricey revolvers have minor problems. I believe the issues had now been fixed ( not 100% sure )
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Post by hg401 Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:59 pm

hengehold wrote:
 handcycle wrote:I get stovepipe once in a while. Also get FTE occasionally with my Model 41.
Seems to be a common issue among 22 semi auto handguns.
I had tried Eley, S&K(Lapua) and others. I find Federal (shiny ones ) ammo most problematic.
So far the S&K Flatnose is my favourite ( no issues at all! Very Happy )
What are your experience? Question

Handcycle
I had your same issues, (FTE/ stovepipes) with CCI SV on a newer production SW-41. After much reading I sent the pistol and mags to Dave Sams for some tweaking. He said that it is common to need to do that for newer production M41. Below is a link to his site. 

http://www.samscustomgunworksusa.com/

At the price of a new M41, you shouldn't have to tweak it to function properly.

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Post by orpheoet Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:38 am

My 41 which is a 1984 runs flawlessly with CCI SV, Eley Club, SK Standard Plus, Wolf Match, and Geco Bolt Action. It has a 6.5 lb recoil spring and a Volquartzen extractor. It is in fact the ONLY .22 I own that has never had an alibi.
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