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Does anyone load the 155gr DPX bullet in .40?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ABNAK, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. ABNAK

    ABNAK

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    I know the 140gr load is made by Cor Bon for the .40, but I believe they use a 155gr in 10mm. Just wondering if anyone out there (factory-wise) loads the 155gr DPX in .40?

    Also, how does the 140gr version do out of compact weapons, i.e. 3.5" barrels? After clothing?

    I've always leaned toward the intermediate weight bullets in most calibers and think the 155gr DPX would be awesome in .40.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2010
  2. texas 48

    texas 48 Gold Member

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    I load for 10 mm but becase of the cost of Barnes bullets I have never used them. Have used 155gr in .40 and they are a good round. I prefer the 165gr ove the 155. Little more weight and slightly better penetration about the same velocity and energy. Sorry I could not help. All the best
     


  3. ABNAK

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    I did and A) it appears to be a relatively new round and B) no one seems to have it for sale to us lowly civvies (hell, I couldn't even find it for sale to cops).
     
  4. mteagle1

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    Are you asking if there is a factory loading or are you asking because you want to reload this bullet?
     
  5. ABNAK

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    Was looking for an available factory loading with it.
     
  6. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    I am probably just retarded, but I don't see any .40 loading with Barnes bullets on the Federal website currently. Secondly, since Barnes bullets are all copper, which is less dense than lead, the bullets are longer than a comparable lead bullet and maybe the 155 grain bullet starts to impede on case capacity of the .40. I wouldn't worry about wanting that extra weight, I use Barnes rifles bullets for hunting a lot and they are incredible and penetration rules go out the window with these lighter all copper bullets. When a bullet loses zero weight, it maintains its energy and penetrates further. I think the 140 grain bullet will suffice quite well.
     
  7. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    The 155 Barnes is the same length as a 180 GD and the 200 BT. Theres not a lot of room for powder in a .40 for it and I remember Team Corbon (I think) said they were loading it in 10mm only because they had a hard time getting it to expand. They do load the 140 and IMO, that would be fine considering the extra length, it's close to a 165 GD. I have some 155 Barnes loaded in 10mm to about 1325 and some 140 Barnes loaded in 357mag to about 1375. They both penetrate well and expand consistently but I've had Gold Dots, Golden Saber both bonded and unbonded and HST expand larger. I only have experience with the GD's and Barnes in 357mag. The 140 Barnes @ 1250-1300 from a 3" is my favorite load in 357mag for SD. I like it closer to 1500 or a 158 GD @ 1400 from a 6" for hunting.