40 S&W/180 grain lead bullet ???'s


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Keeperfaith
January 8, 2013, 12:20 AM
Is this a good working recipe anyone has used?

180 Grain lead bullet Flat Nosed 40 S&W
Used in conjunction with 4.5 Grains of HP-38?

I bought the bullets at a gun show but when I got home I couldn't find a recipe for this particular bullet in the 3 resources I have.

The guy who sold me the bullets suggested 4.5 grains of the HP-38.
He said he obtained very accurate results.

Thanks
Steve

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noylj
January 8, 2013, 03:58 AM
I would start with 4.0gn 231/HP38.

ArchAngelCD
January 8, 2013, 04:53 AM
The new Lyman 4th Edition Cast Handbook lists a charge of 4.6gr to 5.2gr W231 under a 180gr LRNFP bullet in the 40 S&W.

If you are going to load lead bullets you really should own the Lyman 4th Edition Cast bullet Handbook (http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/publications/cast-bullet4.php). Of course you can buy it cheaper from other online stores so look around for the best price like Here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004DWBKQY%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAIRDGKR7SLMDPI6PQ%26tag%3Dpixmatrix63-20%26linkCode%3Dsp1%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D386001%26creativeASIN%3DB004DWBKQY%26condition%3Dnew).

eam3clm@att.net
January 8, 2013, 10:51 PM
First find out what COL works in your gun. It should be around 1.125 to 1.100.

Keeperfaith
January 8, 2013, 11:26 PM
Yes, my OAL is 1.125" on that lead 180 grain bullet.

Thanks

Keeperfaith
January 8, 2013, 11:49 PM
Hey Thanks for that link to the cast handbook. I never knew that existed. I dont do much lead bullet loading but if I start doing more and more. Ill definitly get the book.

THx

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