,40 S&W load crosscheck


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lee n. field
September 28, 2003, 08:33 AM
Getting into loading .40S&W. I picked up a die set and 200 bullets at a gun show yesterday.

The bullets I got are 165 grain TMJ. Turns out I have minimal documentation on that bullet weight. Neither Lyman's 47th, nor Alliant's published docs (I have Bullseye on hand) mention them.

Speer says Bullseye goes from 5.3 to 5.8 grains behind a 165gr bullet. There's a footnote that the lowest load matches a low power police load they call "40 Lite".

Anybody seeing anything different for this?

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caz223
September 28, 2003, 09:01 AM
Steve's pages list it from 4.5-5.8, so I'd say you were in the right neighborhood.
There seems to be very few sources for the 165 grain bullets on paper, for some reason.

Black Snowman
September 28, 2003, 09:36 AM
I've worked up a load that works well for me using Universal. 5.5 gr behind a 165 gr jacketed or coated bullet produces results almost identical to factory loaded 165 gr ammo. I get very good accuracy with it out of Glock 24C. I have used Star FMJ TC or Rainier bullets and CCI primers. I crimp with a Lee Carbide Crimp die.

Most brass is good but for some reason the Remington seems to have a thinner neck area and requires me to re-adjust my crimp die if I use it. Since I usually load on my progressive I just trash any Remington brass I come across.

Flash Hole
September 28, 2003, 11:07 AM
The People from Winchester said that I can safely use load data
from the 170gr loadings for the 165gr bullets.
John

Kamicosmos
September 28, 2003, 12:14 PM
I have started work on developing a load using Power Pistol for the 165 grainers. I think I started with 6.5 grains of Power Pistol. Pretty good results, rather accurate. A bit more flash and a little sharper recoil than Universal Clays.

lee n. field
September 28, 2003, 01:51 PM
Thanks all.

I was most concerned that it was a safe load. What I want to do is work up some lower powered loads to try in my CZ-100.

The gun show's still open till 2, so if I can get out I may pick up some bullets of a different weight. It wouldn't do, with a gun show in town, not to run through all available cash (big :p ), and _this_ time they actually had stuff I needed and could afford.

"Steve's pages" -- URL, por favor? http://www.reloadammo.com/40loads.htm isn't listing anything very exotic.

caz223
September 28, 2003, 02:55 PM
Your wish is my command.
http://stevespages.com/page8c.htm

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