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About to add a .40 line to my bench

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

  1. redbrd


    Sep 20, 2005
    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.
  2. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011

  3. redbrd


    Sep 20, 2005
    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

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    #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


    Dec 22, 2004
    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.