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40 carry ammo?

Discussion in 'The .40 S&W Club' started by fulltang, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. fulltang

    fulltang not normal

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    So what is your favorite SD load?

    Do you like to stay with a heavy 180 or go light and fast?

    It seems to me that most loads in this caliber are pretty effective. I just use what shoots close to POA as long as it is a quality hollowpoint.
     
  2. sarge133

    sarge133

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    I prefer the 180gr. Federal HSTs. But thats mostly because I grew up shooting 230gr. .45ACP. I just feel more comfortable with the heavier round.
     


  3. Ak.Hiker

    Ak.Hiker

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    I prefer the Hornady 155 grain XTP in my Glock 22 as a carry load. But I have never found a bad load either. Lots to choose from in the 40. If I want more penetration than the 155 XTP offers i would load it with the Speer 180 grain TMJ or the Double Tap 200 grain FMJ.
     
  4. Rusty Guns

    Rusty Guns

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    I carry Winchester Silvertips, cause that is what I have right now.
    Having trouble finding any other rounds, so I'll just keep on.

    Rusty
     
  5. vinnier6

    vinnier6

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    i would say you want the heaviest, slowest load you can get....so for a .40 it would be the 180grain in brand of your pref.....
     
  6. The 49er

    The 49er

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    I like the 180's

    180 grain Remington Golden Sabers

    or

    180 Hornady Tap
     
  7. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    Every mag I have is loaded up with 180 HST's.
     
  8. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    My old favorite.... my new one is the 165g HST
     
  9. glockandgroovin'

    glockandgroovin' Devil Dog

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    My G23 is loaded with Hydra Shoks..I believe them to be 165 gr..
     
  10. AJSully421

    AJSully421 Armed Citizen

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  11. DRT

    DRT

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    1) 180gr HST or Ranger T-series
    2) 165gr Ranger T-series
     
  12. slumpmaster

    slumpmaster Amateur

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    I like the 180's, mainly because the 155's have beaten the hell out of my pistols, and the 180's tend to not.

    For defense, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the major maker's 155, 165, or 180 grain hollow point loads when it comes to terminal performance.
     
  13. SMSTRICK

    SMSTRICK "WE THE PEOPLE"

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  14. 155gr. Federal HST's or 165gr. Winchester Ranger-T's.