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About to add a .40 line to my bench

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by redbrd, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. redbrd

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    I already reload 9mm and .45 as that is the calibers I have always owned. Recently came across a great deal on a G22, so I am going to need to start reloading .40 as retail ammo makes shooting less fun (free ammo is the funnest).
    I use Accurate No5 for 9mm and .45. I was planning to use the same powder for .40. This will primarily be a range and IDPA gun.
    I would like to use the same powder for all my handguns to keep things simple but would use something else if it is far superior.
     
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  3. redbrd

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    Yes the same powder (sorry for the confusion) I did look at the Sierra manual. I just figured I might hear some pros and cons from some experienced folks.
     
  4. freakshow10mm

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    #5 will work well in the 9/40/45. WSF will use less powder (more economical) and achieve the same velocities. HS6 is also a good one to use too. All three are of similar burn rate. Can't really go wrong with any of those three for the 9/40/45.
     
  5. fredj338

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    As freak notes, AA#5 works fine, but I prefer WSF in 9mm & 40, runs ok in 45acp too, but WST is my go to 45acp powder.