OAL Question for 180-grain Loads for Glock 35

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  1. farscott

    farscott

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    I finally have bitten the bullet after years of denial and have a G35 on the way. I am used to loading 180-grain TC bullets for the .40 S&W with a 1.180" OAL for my SV 2011 Limited gun. Will this length work with the G35? Or will I need to drop closer to 1.130" (0.050" shorter) to fit the Glock OEM barrel?

    Once I get the gun, I will chamber check my loads with the OEM barrel, but I am hoping to be able to use one load for both guns. If the OEM barrel does not work with my longer loads, I will consider getting an aftermarket barrel and having the chamber lengthened to handle my handloads.
     
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    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I have found that from 1.125 to 1.30 is the sweet spot with golcks. Good luck.
     

  3. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

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    Just my opinion, but after much trial and error I have found 165 grain shoots better in my 35. Of course I dont reload that is in factory ammo. 180 is most accurate in my 23, but my 35 likes the 165 gr wayyyy better.
     
  4. farscott

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    Is the 1.30" correct? That seems awfully long for .40 S&W. 1.30" loads are closer to 10mm OAL than SAAMI .40 S&W loads as 1.260" is a common OAL for 10mm. I am guessing you meant 1.130".
     
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    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Load mine using the bullet you are speaking of at 1.130. SJ 40