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.40 with titegroup update

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dvrdwn72, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. dvrdwn72

    dvrdwn72

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    I've been loading for awhile now and figured I'd post an update so here goes, .40 mixed brass, 1-2x's fired, 4.3 grain tg, precision delta 180 grain fmj, 1.126 +/- .001 oal, glock 35. This load feels good and not to much recoil, easy to follow the front sight for Uspsa and idpa. This has been on a stock set up by the way. I have found a good load that is easy to manage and feels like it makes major power factor of 165. I am now going to throw in a 14 lb. Spring and steel rod to see how it does. Chrono results will follow in the next week or so.
    I used bullseye for some loads but it just didn't feel as good as the titegroup, and titegroup is readily available where I am. If my current load is close to what I need, I should be able to adjust the oal. I welcome any "tips" or advice.
     
  2. XDRoX

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    I'm glad you're having good luck.

    Just want to point out that more guns have been kaboom'd using TG in 40 than any other round on earth.

    Not that you will fall victim, just so you are aware. I don't mean to sound cynical, just that every kaboom I read about mentions TG and 40.
     


  3. dvrdwn72

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    I've heard the same. I'm trying to be very careful with it, checking and double checking every round. I keep the loads under 4.5grain, and an oal of 1.126 or greater. I have had great luck following the Manuel. If I could readily get universal or power pistol here I'd try it.
     
  4. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Right on. Be careful and you'll never have a problem. Double charge one and you'll have a problem.
     
  5. D. Manley

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    I don't use a lot of TG but 3.5 grains under a 180 grain FP @ 1.130 is one of my absolute favorite .40 loads. Shoots soft, runs the gun great and is very accurate.
     
  6. dvrdwn72

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    I actually have 10 rounds of 3.5 loaded to try. I'm also going to try 3.8 and 4.0. All loaded at 1.126 oal for starters. I hope to get ahold of a chrono in the next week. I'm also going to load up the same loads but with 1.128, 1.130 oal. I'll know in the morning how the 14# rsa spring works.
     
  7. This is a great 40 minor load
     
  8. dvrdwn72

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    Well today I ran 10 rounds of 3.0 grain with the 14lb spring and everything functioned like it should. It was soft recoil, accurate at 15 yards, and felt good. I also ran another 100 rounds of 4.3 grain and the 35 felt real good during fast steel shooting. Next Friday I will have a chrono so I can see where all these different loads fall.
     
  9. SlammedDime

    SlammedDime G23 Member

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    I've been using TG for my .40 since I started reloading years ago... I love it!

    I use Longshot for my .40 carry loads though. No chance of a double charge and I get a nice long burn with high velocity.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  10. unclebob

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    Try 4.0 Titegroup 180 gr plated bullet. At 1.135 850 FPS.
     
  11. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    Agreed! This is my wife's USPSA Production load. It easily makes Minor PF and it is very accurate. The only drawback to TG is that it is a somewhat dirty powder but most of the sooth that it leaves behind is easily wiped off.

    BTW, 4.6gr of TG behind a 180gr bullet will most likely make Major PF.
     
  12. dvrdwn72

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    I got a few different loads made. Friday ill chrono them.
     
  13. D. Manley

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    I load them at 3.2 grains for my wife. She prefers my G35 using this load to her own G26 with anything.
     
  14. dvrdwn72

    dvrdwn72

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    I've got some 3.2 gr. To chrono. On Friday I ran 10 of each, 3.0, and 3.2. I have more loaded up for Friday. Now 3.8 gr. Felt very good at last months idpa match,and that was with the factory rsa. I now have a 14# spring and steel rod so I'm gonna run them again in Friday's chrono/ practice. I also have varying oal's with the different grains of powder. This is actually kinda fun, searching for the perfect .40 load.
     
  15. D. Manley

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    You may enjoy reading THIS ARTICLE.
     
  16. Murphy's Law

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    Anyone ever try 165gr/TMJ bullet with Titegroup and if so how much powder?
     
  17. D. Manley

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    3.9 | 4.0 grains under a 165 runs very good in my G-35 whether a 165 grain Zero JHP or Rainier FP.
     
  18. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    No that would be AA#5.

    But playing with major power factor and TG is asking for trouble.
     
  19. dvrdwn72

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    Ok, here's an update. I have a few rounds loaded up for chrono. Everything from 3 grains up to 4.5. I also just got some power pistol powder in just now.
     
  20. Crosshair_84

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    Same here. I use the Lee 180 grain TC mold for by bullets. I was using the "Soup can" SWC before, but my Ruger PC-40 wouldn't feed them. (My Hi-Point 4095 would eat them all day though.:rofl:)