I'm just about ready to load some .40 180 gr JHP. In my case, I want to duplicate my wife's duty ammo which runs at 990 fps (according to the box, I'll chrono later). I don't have to match it exactly but I don't want to load a gamer round at 125 pf either. I need to be closer to 180 pf. I have some WSF (and I could buy more) but I really want to use 700-X. And here's my problem: Hodgdon says the loads should range between 4.3 gr (904 fps) and 4.8 gr MAX (966 fps) while Speer STARTS at 5.0 gr (953 fps) and goes to 5.5 gr (1020 fps). Who to believe? Why 700-X? Well, when I shot a lot of 12 gauge trap and skeet, it made sense to use 700-X for .45 ACP and that's exactly what I have done since the early '80s. So, I have 9# of the stuff on hand. I would kind of like to use it up over the next year between .45 and .40 and that's about 12,600 rounds (combined). As soon as I empty out some .45s, I have enough combined brass to just about finish off the powder. So, I have two sources of data and they're not even close to agreeing on charge. I'm hoping that Speer knows what they are talking about because I am thinking about 5.3 gr and that's 0.5 gr heavier than Hodgdon recommends. I'll work up from 4.3 gr, of course, but I would certainly like to have another source that confirms what Speer is stating. Anybody have such a source? Richard Wanna kill these ads? We can help!