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Mild 40S&W Recipies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bigdough666, Dec 15, 2011.


  1. bigdough666

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    Finally got my reloading room set up and I decided to start reloading 40s first (with 45ACP next). So I'm looking for some mild load recipies you guys have had success with.

    Weapons will be Glock 22, full size M&P and XDm.
    Powder - Unique
    Bullet - Berrys plated 165g flat point

    Thanks in advance guys!
     

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  2. rpgman

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    well, I haven't experimented with different powders yet, and to me in my G27, this load feels ok to me, but like I stated, I haven't experimented with different powders, so maybe I got use to this load:

    165gr Precision Delta Round Nose Bullet, 6.1 Unique, with an OAL of 1.130.

    Greg
     

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    For a mild recipe you want a faster powder. Unique and similar speed powders function best at mid level loads not usually at the starting loads. TiteGroup, 231, WST, and Bullseye are examples of powders in the speed range that work best for light loads. Mid level loads from those powders will shoot great. Titegroup is possibly the most popular powder for your recipe. A couple people on this forum hate it. They will argue you can't tell the difference between a Unique load and a Titegroup load and should go with the slower powder because it's Bulky and safer from a pressure curve prospective. I personally don't care that much. I use Solo1000 because it's bulky and fast (I like the way a fast powder feels). But you need a chrono to really know what that powder is doing. So TG is a logical choice if you don't have a chrono.
     
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    I actually have a jug of Titegroup also. I was just thinking of starting with Unique.
     
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    You can get good results w/ Unique & other medium burners in the 40 for mid range loads. Mild is subjective, but I assume you want light target type minor loads? As C4W notes, you are better off w/a bit faster powder if you want soft 800-850fps loads. Starting loads of Unqiue will leave lots of unburned powder. Play w/ the Unique, 4.6gr-4.8gr is pleasent to shoot & accurate.
     
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    5.0 gr Unique under your 165 grain bullets is soft shooting, and should run any of those guns.

    Koski
     
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    I am using VV N320 3.8 under a PD 180 FMJ or
    2.9 Clays under the same PD 180 FMJ
     
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    Hey Seth is that a new logo?
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    That is actually one of the stickers we send out with the holsters now. Thanks!
     
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    Forgot to fill your script again, huh.
     
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    On the contrary, he just had his medical MJ script refilled.
     
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    3.5 Bullseye and a 180LFP works great. I think a similar amount of TG would work just as well since you have it on hand.
     
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    For Mrs. 32dgrz glock 22 I load 5.2 WSF for 180 PD's. That load makes her :)
     
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    I just started using TG in 40 S&W @ 3.9gr of powder under a 165gr FMJ. Accuracy was excellent and felt recoil was soft to mild (as best I can describe it). Like it so much I ended up coming home from the range and loaded up another 400 rounds!
     
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    Thanks for the replys, gonna try out a couple different loads, see how I like them
     
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    If you want mild and accurate, try 3.5gr TiteGroup seated around 1.135". Very mild, recoil is very light and it's very accurate I've found with 180gr Rainier plated bullets, well really any 180gr bullet.
     
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    I was looking on the hodgdon web site at their reloading data. I loaded some 180 fmj with titegroup. Their chart showed loads from 4.2 to 4.7.
    I never load on the hot end. I am always on the light end. Not to sound stupid but how far can you go on the light end. I never would have thought of trying a 3.5gr load.
    I have another question for ya. I have found load data for a JHP but not for a lead bullet in the same weight. Can you use the same powder charge?
    Also will a pound of bulky powder load as many rounds as a less bulky powder? Your buying powder by weight of the powder? correct?
    thanks again
    thanks
     
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