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Chrono'd some Georgia Arms +P+ .40

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ABNAK, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. ABNAK

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    I've had it for quite a while. From 1998 according to the stamp on the back of the bag. I know there is no such thing as +P .40, let alone +P+. Just really hot ammo. I've fired some years ago from a Kahr K-40 (steel frame gun) and then put it in my safe until today. I realize these are not for continuous use, but as a load for SD it oughta work okay.

    I bought a Kel Tec Sub2000 yesterday (16" barrel) and figured a carbine-length barrel would be a good platform for these.

    I only have ~25 left so after a few for function I only fired 3 across the chrono. Keep in mind this is from a 16" barrel, 155gr Gold Dot, .40 cal +P+:

    1543fps
    1572fps
    1587fps
    Avg 1567fps :wow:

    Dug out an old(er) reloading manual with a ballistics section and it should still be doing ~1050fps at 150yds and the drop is ~16 inches at that range.
     
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    It's pretty nice
    I shot some of that the other day in my 23. Like you, I bought it years ago and decided if I needed a 1300 + fps 155 I'd let them fly from my 10mm's. Holy crap that stuff is hot! Hotter than I remember but I'll get some more because I'm getting a Sub 2k in .40 also now that those 22 rd. mags have come out. The perfect load for them, can't wait to anchor a fat hog with that setup. I shoot NATO +P and +P+ only from my 9mm Sub 2k, the extra pressure does work well in the 16" tube.
     

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    Good luck; Georgia Arms said they haven't had the +P+ .40 load for nearly two years. :crying:

    Have you chrono'd any of the hot 9mm loads from your Sub2000?

    If they made a Sub2000 in .357Sig that would be awesome.
     
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    Considering there is no such SAAMI spec, I would be very cautious about shooting that in my guns. Seeing as the 40s&w is probably the most KB round going, better you than me.
     
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    I have my doubts about it in a handgun, but have you ever cocked a Sub2000? Stout, very stout. In a limited usage scenario (like I don't have many more) I'll take my chances.

    ETA---FWIW, no bulging on the fired cases or flattened primers.
     
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    Damn, wish I had saved them now! I chronod' some NATO 95 gr. and it averaged 1620. I've seen results showing Speer 155 GD averaging 1525 from a Sub 2K.

    I had an idea about that 357 sig conversion that I will know for certain if it's doable when I get my .40 Sub 2K. Simply taking the front off a 9mm, reaming the chamber to 357 sig and bolting it on to the back of a .40 should, as I see it, work perfectly. If it does, I'll be getting another 9mm also because I'd like to play with that one.
     
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    Was actually thinking about that myself. Please, keep me informed.