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Need a recommendation: Accurate #5, 165g PFN, 40S&W

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Skykevver, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Skykevver

    Skykevver Proud American

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thomaston, GA
    This forum has been a great source of info and I appreciate everyone sharing their expertise and experiences freely here.

    I recently ran out of Hogdon Universal and bought a bottle of Accurate No.5 to try in my 40S&W loads. I am using 165 grain Rainier FN plated bullets and haven't found a load recommendation for that bullet & powder. Anybody seen published data or have good experience with a specific number of grains of No.5 powder with that bullet? I don't have a chrony yet; it's next on my wish list. (No chance in the world my wife will read this and buy me one for Christmas, so it really IS a WISH list!) I'm hoping someone has had some experience they would be willing to share, or knows where I can find published data for this combination...I would be most grateful for it.

    Why the change to a different powder? I use a Lee 2000 progressive loader with a Pro-Auto Disk measure. With the Hogdon Universal, one setting dropped 4.9 - 5.1 grains consistently, which seemed a bit hot for shooting steel matches. The next lower setting dropped 4.2 - 4.4 grains, which was so light there were times I felt is was barely cycling the slide, had a couple of FTF's so decided to undo the last 200 rounds I made and start over.

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations and for taking time to read my post.
  2. Wash-ar15


    Sep 15, 2007
    the auto disk will drop less AA5 than specified in the charts. Other than that its a good powder. if you want something that drops according to the charts, and is comparable to AA5, get some WSF

  3. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    You should never shoot AA#5 out of a 40 unless you want to join tema KB.
  4. noylj


    Jul 20, 2010
    It is too bad for some people that AA5 works so WELL in .40S&W.
    Work up
    Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Start/Max PowerFactor COL
    LC L-SWC 170 AA5 5.5 868 Start 148 1.115
    SWC 170 AA5 5.5 926 Start 157 1.135
    LC L-SWC 170 AA5 6.1 986 Max 168 1.115
    SWC 170 AA5 6.1 998 Max 170 1.135
    SWC 170 AA5 6.6 1018 173 1.170
    SWC 170 AA5 6.7 1035 176 1.170
    L-SWC 168 AA5 8.0 1069 Max 180 1.200
    Sie JHP 165 AA5 6.5 911 Start 150 1.125
    Spr TMJ 165 AA5 6.9 934 Start 154
    Speer-TMJ 165 AA5 7.0 Start 0
    Sie JHP 165 AA5 7.2 1035 Max 171 1.125
    RainierCuP-FNHP 165 AA5 7.3 0
    Spr GD TMJ/GDHP 165 AA5 7.6 916 151
    Spr TMJ-FN/GDHP 165 AA5 7.6 916 Start 151
    Spr TMJ 165 AA5 7.6 1025 Max 169
    Spr GD TMJ/GDHP 165 AA5 8.5 1067 Max 176
  5. Skykevver

    Skykevver Proud American

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thomaston, GA
    Thanks much for the workup. Would you have what is recommended COL for the Rainier 165 CuP FN?

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