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400 CorBon...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by El Wray, May 1, 2011.

  1. El Wray

    El Wray +P+

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    I'm considering a 400 CorBon barrel for my Glock 30SF, particularly StormLake's version. Any one out there have any experience with the round/barrel???
     
  2. Snapper2

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    I've got the 4.5" Stormlake barrel in my g30.No problems with the barrel. If your into reloading its a good round to learn to load. If not you'll spend lots of money buying ammo on the internet. I've found it more reliable than the 45/10mm conversion. I've got handloaded 155gr gold dots flying 1400fps. A good source for ammo is Reeds ammunition.
     

  3. Sonnytoo

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    Do you have elephants up there? Actually, a good round; nice ballistics.
    :)
     
  4. Snapper2

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    Your right about that. I dont know what improvement it actually has over a 40 or the good ole 45. Maybe the 10mm folks will let us know about that.:whistling:
     
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    Is it a .45 case necked down to .40? I remember when Cor-Bon introduced it, but I never followed the development of the cartridge.
     
  6. Snapper2

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    Yes, its a 45 necked down to a 40 with small pistol primers.
     
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    i had one in a 1911. it's a fun round but loading and brass was a PITA so i sold the parts and reloading stuff.
     
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    With so many .45's out there I always wondered why this round didn't do better for those wanting woods protection.
     
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  9. crash_gsxr750

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    If your going to roll your own take a look at 40 super

    Basically 45 super necked to 40, makes 400 Corbon look like it wears panties
     
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    155/1400 doesn't sound that fast. What kind of advantage does this have over 10mm? I know it's not as common and would be lower capacity.
     
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    It has no advantage over a 10mm except it is more reliable out of a 45cal breech face with a 400cb barrel than a 10 conversion in my g30. Most 10mm bullets are designed for 40sw. A side from hunting, IMO there's not that big a gain(penetration/expansion) driving them to magnum velocities unless you just like the noise and kick. It is a flat shooting accurate round but I would feel just as secure with a 40cal.
     
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    I think you would be much better off with purchasing a Glock 29 complete upper and just sliding it on. I know its pricey but you will have a ton of fun reloading 10mm. 10mm is a very under aprreciated cartridge. I own a pretty fair number of guns in a bunch of calibers and 10mm quickly became my favorite. Folks who dont own them are quick to say how a 380 or 9mm is just as good as a 10mm, or some other crazy statement. You will like it a lot. 155 grains at 1400fps is very good round. 180grn at 1350-1380 is 10mm territory all day long. That being said I certainly do not feel unarmed with a .40 or even 9mm. But if Im limited to 10 rounds anyway I'm taking 10 of 10mm.
     
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    Just "dropping in" the 400 CorBon barrel into my 30SF to fulfill a need for more speed with less pressure (29,000psi for 400 CorBon vs. 37,500psi for 10mm), it seems to me it doesn't get any easier...
     
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    Yeah, I've got a 21 and would only use it (.400 that is) a couple of times a year. I bow hunt in Colorado and it would just be for protection in the woods. A box of shells would probably last me years.
    The problem is, does anyone make .400 loads as capable as some of the 10's?
    For instance Swamp Fox or Double Tap.
     
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    In weights 135-165grs you can just about split the difference between the 40sw and 10mm in velocities.(safely)
    As for as ammo selection you can go to Midway usa website and look at Corbon's selection in 400 corbon. I've bought from Reed's ammunition and really like his selection also. IMO though I'd probably feel better protected in the woods with the G21 using something heavy from Buffalo Bore in 45acp. But of course thats your choice to make.
     
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    El Wray, I keep coming back to your thread and the idea of .400 CorBon for a G30SF. I've known about this cartridge for awhile, but I'm becoming very intrigued as I do more research.

    I have been mulling over my options to take full advantage of the long range shooting capabilities of a G30 equipped with a Trijicon RMR red dot optic. The .400 CorBon is a worthwhile experiment for a conversion project on the road to 10mm from a G30, and much less complex and costly (no issues with separate mags and extractors).

    Given that .400 CorBon factory ammo is available, has a relatively flat trajectory compared to 45ACP, and can sling 165gr bullets at 1250 fps from a short G30 barrel (3.78"), I believe it's worth the cost of the conversion barrel for my experiment. However, I still like the idea of carrying .45 Super ammo and an upgraded guide rod and recoil spring with the stock G30 barrel in the woods for protection against animal attack (230gr at 1040 fps).

    I have confidence in the quality of Storm Lake barrels. Storm Lake manufactured barrels for Lone Wolf Dist. at one time according to JR Shepard (CEO of LWD). SL has many satisfied customers here at Glock Talk and I feel comfortable doing business with them.
     
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  18. El Wray

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    Could this be a resurgence in the making???

    :eyebrow:
     
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    I wouldn't go that far, but anything is possible. On the other hand, if you and I both buy a .400 CorBon conversion barrel for the G30, it may be double the annual sales from last year for that item at Storm Lake and that will be the end of the "resurgence". I never let that deter me from experimenting. Taking the road less traveled is a great idea sometimes. I'm a big fan of squeezing out more performance and uses for one versatile firearm rather than buying more guns. The simplicity and ballistic gains of a .400 CorBon conversion for a 45ACP pistol make it worth a long, hard look IMHO.
     
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    It's gotta start somewhere and I'm sure the Pi family won't mind...