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135 grn 40 s&w

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nec7890, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. nec7890

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    Any body have any experience with reloading 135 grn. 40 s&w? I'm new to reloading and going off the Hodgdon website, I was going to load up some 135's with 8.8 of Autocomp to get about 1340 fps. Figured this to be a smokin round. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions.

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    Going straight to the MAX load? Not a good plan.
     

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    You will want to work up to that load. It's not a recipe.
     
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    Your looking for trouble arn't you.

    I just came inside from playing around with my new Chronograph. I found out that the loads listed in the Lyman bible are not perfectly in line with what the bullet really does.
     
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    You didn't say what the bullet is? Depends on the bullet. Also what are you trying to do? Duplicate a defense load? Competition? But like the others I wouldn't got to the maximum right off the bat. Build up the loads, if as you go up you don't see major pressure signs, then go to maximum. I've worked up loads on both power pistol and Longshot for the 135 jacketed flat points they flat out kick hard and shoot flames pretty good. Longshot max lists 1480 for the 135. It feels like it, I normally just load match my defense loads. Which are allot lower energy than what you were stating with the autocomp.

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    I loaded some Nosler 135s over Longshot, and out of my G22 they well exceedes 1,500 fps. But like everyone else said, work up the load. As one guy says, "bullets are not plug and play," so watch getting near the max with a bullet other than the one listed.
     
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    I think what you are planning to do with the loads is pretty important for choosing powder and as all others have said start small and work up, if raw velocity is your goal. Might want to do a little research on primers as well. I reload .40 for precision, and hi end loads, not a good idea.
     
  8. nec7890

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    Sorry, should have stated that they are Nosler hollow points. I'll make sure to back off at least 10% and work up.

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    1340PFS on a 40.......id like to try that :)
     
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    If you want to shoot high velocity ammo in your gun you should first invest in a 357 sig barrel.

    What you are trying to do right now is going to end up with a tread by you showing your KB glock.
     
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    I have never figured out the purpose of a 135gr/40, like loading 90gr/9mm, why? Then again, I went thru my imature reloading years waaaay back when. Get it out of your system, then come back to reality & load safe & sane stuff or buy a 10mm for high vel 40s.
     
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    What does that mean? Tread? KB glock?

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    Thread in this forum describing a 'kaboomed' Glock. It happens from time to time where excessive pressure causes demolition.

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    Thanks, although I'm not sure how it would blow up unless I seated the bullet to deep. The pressure for that load is 32,700 psi, and I'm pretty sure the max psi for the 40 s&w is 35,000.

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    If it's in the book use it. Just work it up.
     
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    Will do

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    You have a seriuous lack of knowledge & should NOT be loading max rounds. The book load is for that exact data in that exact test firearm. Your gun is different, your componets certainly will not be identical. When loading @ the top end, even 5000 psi goes by in a blink of an eye.:wow:
     
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    You have a serious lack of reading, if you look above I clearly state that I will be backing off 10% and will work up.

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    Just loaded 250 of these this weekend with the guidance of my future father in law. 8 grains of Autocomp and Nosler 135 hp, screaming fast and fun to shoot.

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    No I read what you said. Point is you are taking the book as the last word on pressure, your load in your gun w/ your components can be quite a bit higher & again, you can blow through 4K-5K psi in the blink of an eye. You are assuming a lot, that is my point.:dunno: Thne w/o testing your load you loaded 250? Hopefully they work, but you ignore a lot of proper reloading techniques that will keep you out of trouble & from being frustrated. Carry on.:whistling:
     
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