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need some help with .40 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by owtlaw, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. owtlaw

    owtlaw

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    I am starting to reload. 40 and am having some trouble finding a load. I will be using some hardcast 155grn swc. They are sized at .402. I am planning to use wsf and I can not find a load for cast that is sized at .402. I have the" one book one caliber" manual. It has the 155 jacketed starting at 6.7 and going to 7.5. I am planning to start at 6.0 to accomodate for the larger diameter cast slugs. Anyone have any experience with this load and these type of slugs?
     
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  2. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Yes and none of it good. SWC suck in glocks. 155 are light.
    I had feeding issues with lead SWC.
     

  3. PCJim

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    I'm not sure what "book" you are referring to. Hodgdon's site shows 6.2 - 6.8gr for the 155gr XTP bullet at a COL of 1.125. Cast bullets always run with less powder, and 6.0 might be a rather warm charge.

    I would suggest you perform a search on this forum, "40 reloads WSF", and see what comes up. WSF is a favorite of Fred 's and I'm sure he has answered this question numerous times on the forum.

    BTW, normal cast for the 40S&W would be .401. The extra .001 shouldl not present a problem. Good to see that you are keeping that in mind.
     
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    Lead bullets load w/ smaller charge wts than jacketed, so a jacketd starting load should work w/ a lead bullet of the same wt. You can alwyas use heavier bullet data for lighter bullets though. There just isn't a lot of lead bullet data out for the 40. I happily run 6gr under a 170gr-175grLFP for just over 1000fps, shoots sub 2" groups @ 15yds from my very finciky 4006. I consider this a full power load though.
     
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  5. dwhite53

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    170 grain swc's run great in my G22. Not one problem in many many rounds.

    I use Unique in these loads. It burns pretty clean with these loads.

    All the Best,
    D. White