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.40 with unique anyone?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dvrdwn72, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. dvrdwn72

    dvrdwn72

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    Anyone use unique? I'm finding conflicting info between the layman man. And alliant data. Anybody have any recipes?
     
  2. You didn't say what bullet you would be using, but, I got excellent accuracy with 155 Gr. lead RN and 165 Gr. lead FP and Unique. 6.0 Unique with 155 gr.
    and 5.6 UNIQUE - 165 GR. LFP Penn cast both loads 1.35” OAL
     


  3. dvrdwn72

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    I have some 180 grain left, that's what ill be experimenting with.
     
  4. Colorado4Wheel

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    Your not allowed to talk about conflicting data and Unique. Unique is perfect.
     
  5. unclebob

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  6. ColoCG

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    I load 6.2gr. of Unique under a Zero 180gr. FMJ bullet loaded to 1.128" col. Also 5.1gr. under 180gr. cast TC.
    Both give good accuracy. Alliant website shows 6.7 gr. of Unique as a maximun load with a 180gr. Speer Gold Dot.
     
  7. WiskyT

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    5.4 Unique with a 180 cast bullet shoots great, is a good dupe for factory ammo, and is well below the max giving a bit of peace of mind.
     
  8. fredj338

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    My practice load is a 175grLRNFP o/ 5.4gr as well, extremely accurate in several guns. I also like 5.5gr under a 165gr plated. Either will go under 1 1/2" @ 50ft from my service pistols.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  9. dvrdwn72

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    I loaded some at 5.7. I'll see how if feels tomorrow. So far I like power pistol and titegroup. This will be my first with unique.
     
  10. squirreld

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    I'm at 5.8 gr behind a 180 PD FMJ at 1.125.
    Coming out at 1000 FPS.

    I can't imagine doing 6.7 gr.

    I've done some testing at 6.0 coming out at 1025.
     
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  11. dvrdwn72

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    What??? 1000 fps at 5.7!!! Good thing I didn't start at 6.2.
     
  12. squirreld

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    Tula primers,
    mixed brass
    5.7, 977 FPS
    5.8, 988 FPS
    5.9, 1019 FPS
    6.0, 1024 FPS

    I settled at 5.8 because thats what Federal 180 gr. ball from walmart comes in at and I wanted a lil safety margin for shorter OAL's, unknown firings on brass, and i'm running them through a glock.
     
  13. dvrdwn72

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    what size barrel and what oal are you going with.
     
  14. I think there is a Unique Users thread or something around here somewhere. You might find several loads there.

    It probably should be a sticky as we have so many brilliant reloaders here with good taste in powders.
     
  15. dvrdwn72

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    Ok, mine are loaded to 1.128. Will test in 22 and 35.
     
  16. squirreld

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    you will probably get higher velocities than mine due to your bbl length.
    Not a huge amount though.
     
  17. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Shut your word hole you stinking heathen.


    You know, Fred, I know you know what you're talking about, but sometimes I think there's scotch involved. That, or you suck at typing. :tongueout:
     
  18. fredj338

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    I suck @ typing, especially after I wash my hands, can't do a thing with them.:tongueout: Throw in I really only have one good eye between the two, I don't proof read well either.:crying:
     
  19. CVO

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    I just bought a 24, and I am going to try out a few MG 180gr FMJ with Unique.