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Starting Load for Montana Gold 180gr w/VV320

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Special Reserve, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Special Reserve

    Special Reserve

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    Hi, I'm looking for a starting load.
    I've got some Montana gold 180gr FMJ bullets and I'd like to know if anyone has a good load to start with. I'll be shooting these from a stock Glock27 & 23. Everything I read says not to us 180gr w/vv320. But I have found a ton of people using it but not out of a barrel so short as I plan too. The VV reloading manual lists a 180gr LTC Fiocchi bullet. I'm relatively new to reloading so I'd like to keep an my fingers. They list the starting load as 3.5 with a max of 4.1.
    Thanks
     
  2. Boxerglocker

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    So ask those that are using it what load they are using and adjust accordingly for your short barrel provided you stay with the listed range would be my suggestion.:upeyes:
     
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    Most of the people I saw using it were using 5.0g or higher. They were all using longer barrels too. Just wondered if anyone had the same combo I had. VV's starting charge was considerable lower. I'm just using it for plinking. Not looking for anything to wild.
     
  4. D. Manley

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    N-320 is going to be just fine for range loads and matter of fact, I like it quite a lot in .40. It's a little too quick for full power loads regardless of your barrel length. I like 3.9 / 4.0 grains under 180 grain Ranier FP bullets, shoots nicely with good groups. Do a little searching over at Brian Enos site in the .40 caliber sub-forum.
     
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    n320 seems to be a bit under rated for some reason. A bit pricey, but it meters great, burns even better. I have loaded it in many flavors of 9mm and even a light .38 range load with a low SD, and it is a sweet, consistent,clean powder. It's one of my favorites for Sunday go to Range'n time. MOst of my most accurate standard pressure loads are done with n320.