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.40 s&w plated bullet

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by warrior 44, Apr 9, 2011.


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  1. warrior 44

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    Anyone have any data for .40 S&w with a barry's 165 gr plated fn with wsf? Want powder weight and col.Thanks

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    Do NOT use real fast powder such as Clays with the .40. Unique works great. Try about 5.5gr. of Unique and the 165gr. Berrys for a mild load. Watch your OAL. Don't seat too deep and get a good taper crimp.
     

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    oops, just saw that you were using WSF. Check your book. WSF is a good powder for the .40, but I found it a tad dirty. Unique was actually cleaner.
     
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    WSF is a tiny bit slower than Unique. Run either above midrange &they are pretty clean. I load all my 40s to 1.125" For 165gr Berry's or Ranier, 5.8gr runs along nicely near 1000fps, very accurate.
     
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    My book books didn't list a load for this bullet. I loaded some some 180 gr. xtp's with 5.4 gr. of wsf seated too 1.127. shot great out of the g23. A pound of unique is on my list. Thanks for the replys.

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    Is that with unique or wsf? Thanks.

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    Actually, either would work, they are that close. You won't find any data for plated bullets except on the AccurateArms site. Everyone else shows lead or jacketed. Use lead data or a bit higher for comperable loads to jacketed.