which has a softer recoil 165gr or 180gr in 40cal

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  1. TTPower

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    hi fellow bogs, i'm planning to purchase 40cal ranger ammos for defense purposes... which is better 165gr or 180gr.? which has a softer recoil? IMO 180gr has a softer recoil compared to 165gr... am i right? pls correct me if i'm wrong. TIA :)
     
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    I have a Sig 239 in 40 and have used both rounds but honestly I can't tell the difference. Maybe the 165 gr. has a bigger bang??
     

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    165s will have more muzzle flip ( sharper).
     
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    baliktad. mas mahina muzzle flip ng lighter weight heads pero mas malakas backward snap.

    personal preference lang yan. try having some reloaded first before you buy the ranger ammo. PBD has fiocchi 170gr fmj heads for the 40. then compare it with the armscor 180gr heads.
     
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    You are missing several variables -

    1) Mass of gun
    2) Muzzle velocity of bullet
     
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    Using the SAME gun with the SAME powder load, the heavier projectile will have a stronger recoil. Since I do not have a .40SW, I will use a .45ACP as an example:

    230gr bullet over 5gr.VV will have a stronger recoil than an 200gr bullet over 5gr.VV obviously

    But if you change say the powder charge of the latter ammo, it becomes "subjective" meaning it's harder to tell the difference
     
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    TTP, subjective lahat yan and will depend on how strong your recoil spring is at yung sensitivity mo sa recoil. At the same PF level, yung 165 will be "blasty".

    Ano IPSC load mo? Dun sa match mo mukhang ok ka na dun sa load na yun, so try getting defensive ammo that approximates that load. ;)

    165, 180, 200, etc really won't matter as long at tumama dun sa gusto mo'ng tatamaan.
     
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    +1. That is, If fired from the same gun and the PFs are also the same.

    Also, I will be more concerned abt recoil if the load is intended for range sessions as I will be shooting it more.
     
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    My Front sight just lifted up more with 165s vs 180s and it was blasty too. I guess it comes down to personal preference. The heavier bullets are soft but it will torque your gun more.
     
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    +1. try it first. personally, i like the recoil characteristic of the heavier heads
     
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    In a defensive ammo, buy the ammo that will feed your gun reliably.
     
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    and fAst powders.
     
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    guys, thanks for all ur help and advices :) i got the 165gr. yun lang pla yung available hehehehe

    mc_o, 4.0 SMPI gamit ko during the fun shoot. i think the standard defensive load of armscor is 4.6-4.8 SMPI for 40cal and they use 180gr.