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Winchester Ranger .40 cal recoil?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by C J, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. C J

    C J

    Aug 12, 2011
    I was reading in this forum a few weeks ago about Win Ranger .40 cal, 135 gr. being snappy? I thought Mas Ayoob had commented on it too. I shot that ammo today out of a G23. I thought the recoil was noticeably less than anything else I was shooting so far. I was doing some function/reliability testing. Everything else was 165 & 180 gr, so obviously there would be some difference. I did install a S.S. recoil spring & a plastic buffer also. Does anybody else have the same finding? Thanks. Stay safe.
  2. Andy W

    Andy W

    Dec 4, 2006
    The following is all second hand information so feel free to check up on me. If I remember right, the 135 grain Ranger .40 is loaded pretty modestly. I think that one was actually designed for the Border Patrol several years ago to have a load that was easier to control and also didn't cause as much wear on their handguns. Their old load was a 155 grain Remington load that was pretty hot, causing it to be very snappy and caused excessive wear on their guns. You wanna shoot a snappy 135 grain .40, try Corbon or DoubleTap. They load theirs nice and hot.

  3. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011

    Yep, & so is the Federal 135 gr. HST.
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Thing is there's no +P in 40.
    And some like it hot - LOL!
  5. .40 is already at max safe pressures.

    +p is for 100 year old rounds like the 9mm or .38 special.
  6. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
  7. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    For whatever reason all .40 SD ammo is NOT created equal.
    Gold Dot Personal Protection - 40 S&W
    Part Number Cartridge
    Bullet Wt. Bullet Type 4 inch test barrel
    23970 40 S&W 165 GDHP
    Velocity(in feet per second) Muzzle 1150 E 484
    40 S&W HYDRA-SHOK® JHP T.B* 4"
    P40HS3G 40 S&W 165 Muzzle 980 fps E 352
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011