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Bullet load for .40

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by bokbok_05, Aug 25, 2005.


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  1. bokbok_05

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    i just wanna ask you guys, what are the appropriate reloading and load data for:

    1. actual competition
    2. practice

    lastly, what is the best bullet type & weight for your reloads? (lead, plated, fmj etc...)

    your assistive effort will be highly appreciated. thanks.
     

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    For what gun??
     

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    if you can afford it shoot both competition and practice with the same bullet.

    though i dont follow my own advice since im cheap

    competition 185 grain plated 4.9 grain n320 pf of 172-175. 1.210 oal

    practice 180 lead from first option 4.9 grains. same load pf of 173-175
     
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    ooopps....for 1911..5in bull barrel.

    what about its recoil? magaan ba pag ito ang load? thanks.
     
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    200gr lead FP 4.0gr N320 1.160 COL 172PF from a stock Para barrel. Since plain lead is cheap, you can use it both for practice and match.
     
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    200gr Copper Plated; 4.1gr N320; OAL = 1.160in.
    172-173PF ParaOrd w/ 5in. Barsto barrel
     
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    doc,

    do u prefer the 200 than the 180? if yes, why? thanks
     
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    although mas mababa ang muzzle jump ng 180gr, ayoko nung slap ng front to back recoil sensation sa kamay ko. mas mahina ang perceived recoil ng 200gr.

    sila oliver and jason ang gamit 180gr. (185gr) heads. mas mabilis ang velocity
     
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    will the velocity be a factor?
     
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    si mc_o dapat mag explain kasi siya ang physics major! hahaha!
     
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    pag nagpa-reload ba ganyan lang ang sasabihin na load data sa mga reloader? what about bullet types? (fmj, teflon plated, copper plated & pure lead) ano ang pinakamalinis na gamitin and pinak-accurate sa inyo? (advantages & disadvantages). thanks again :) .
     
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    yes, yan ang load data ilalagay mo sa ammo box. those load data are proven to make major and reach 170+ PF.

    siyempre the best fmj. but its also the most expensive. saka usually walang fmj na 200gr, 170gr and 180gr lang meron.

    try mo teflon, plain lead and Cu plated, although you need to be picky with plated kasi minsan mas madumi pa sa barrel ang plated than plain lead.

    try the 180/185gr and the 200gr reloads and decide which one suits you better.

    you also want to try out the different overall lengths kasi meron din effect sa recoil (softer) kung mas mahaba bala at the expense of hanging up inside the chamber hood and causing a jam. kung saan hiyang pistol mo.

    standard oal of the .40 cal is 1.125-1.130in so its quite short.
    and bec. .40 is a high pressure round, we usually lengthen oal to dec. initial chamber pressures.

    start at 1.160 up to 1.20in, but in majority of stock barrels, you need to freebore the chamber to accept long loads. majority of ipsc shooters use 1.160, 1.170 and 1.180 in.

    try mo magpa-load sa first option, pb dionisio and stronghand.
     
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    do you think the stock barrel of armscor .40 needs to freebore the chamber to accept 1.160 - 1.180 in of bullets? if i use 180-185 gr weight, how many gr of powder should i put?
     
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    My armscor barrel had no trouble chambering loads up to 1.210" (load ni Jason). I think it's been freebored already judging from the way the rifling is thinned out from the shoulder.

    Pick a load that will not burn a hole in your pockets too deep. Test it in your gun. If it functions 100% and groups acceptably, forget about what other people tell you about their "magic" load. Because there isn't one. Masisira lang ulo mo kakapalit ng load. ;) Minor ka pa palagi sa matches!;f
     
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    YOUr barrel should probably be freebored. depends on what powder you use. If can load long, go with a fast powder like V V 320 as it will be subjectively softer ( faster recoil impulse)compared to slow burning powder.
     
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    most armscor barrels can accept up to 1.20in. oal kaya walang problema, but each pistol has its preferences.

    pick a length and see if your pistol likes it and stick with it.
     
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    Okay! Thanks guys. I'll try the load of DocEC & batangueno with 200 grainers and the load of MC_O & jasonub with 180/185 grainers. Goodluck on Sunday! Sana makahabol ako..~sd
     
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    180 gr
    oal = 1.160

    what is the appropriate powder load?
     
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    VVN320 4.7 to 4.9 grs. Chrono mo para sigurado.
     
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    major loads lang..
     
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