Rainier .40 165gr FMJ


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Khornet
January 22, 2003, 07:50 AM
anybody load up any of these? Your favorite recipe? I have about 1000 to load.

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bedlamite
January 22, 2003, 08:53 AM
I've had good results with Universal under the middleweight 40 bullets. For 165, try 5.5-6 grains.

Nero Steptoe
January 22, 2003, 10:40 AM
When did Rainier start selling fmj's?? I thought they only sold plated bullets.

Khornet
January 23, 2003, 08:10 AM
the box says FMJ or actually TMJ, but I have tha same concerns, because I'm using a stock Glock barrel and I've heard that plated is pretty much the same as lead in Glocks. They sure seem to be FMJ, with no exposed lead. Guess I'll saw one in half.

Nero Steptoe
January 23, 2003, 03:07 PM
They're probably plated, but I haven't used Rainiers in several years, so don't know if they're now selling jacketed bullets. As long as you keep the velocities down, you won't have any problems shooting the Rainiers in your Glock. West Coast offers the thickest plating of any of the popular plated bullet manufacturers.

Zero
January 24, 2003, 12:23 PM
Plated isn't the same as lead in Glocks, the plated bullets work beautifully out of my 31. This is especially true when you use high quality plated. I use WestCoastBullet's plated. I've recovered several fired bullets and didn't see where the plating was stripped off by firing!

Khornet
January 24, 2003, 03:23 PM
Thanks, all!

Khornet
January 26, 2003, 09:31 AM
yesterday, just 10 test rounds loaded same as my usual load for NBC 165 FMJ: 231/5.3 grains, Rem. 1-1/2 primer, OAL 1.130, firm taper crimp to prevent setback. Function fine, primers still have a radius, brass not bulged, no barrel leading. I've seen leading with as few as 10 rds of Penn LSWC in this pistol.

Can't comment on accuracy yet.

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