help with 40sw 135gr load


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Uncle Richard
April 12, 2013, 08:24 AM
I would appreciate any recommendations with the following load development or load data that you may shoot using WSF with 135gr bullets in 40sw

Tested out new load for 40sw at the range w/ XD...
OAL ~1.125"
7.3gr WSF
135gr Berry's RNFP (0.401")
Win SPP
Ave 1134 fps
Power Factor = 153,090

Will try accuracy later this week.

Recently switched from 180gr at 870 fps and I can not believe the difference in recoil. THe 135gr shoots a lot faster and less recoil. Thought the opposite would happen.

In your opinion, would the 135gr knock over metal fall away targets as easy as the 180gr?

Also, I would appreciate any recommendations regarding load data utilizing WSF and 135gr.

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cwbys4evr
April 12, 2013, 12:56 PM
I too was surprised by the lesser amount of recoil in the 135. I use 6.1 grains of Bullseye with a COL of 1.13. The only problem is, I ran out of 135 grain Noslers and now I only have 150 grain. I'm wondering how much difference there would be, but in the meantime I have switched my shell plate to .223 and getting ready to load some of those for the first time. Meantime I will be buying nothing but 135 grain Nosler hollow points from now on. Good luck with your accuracy tests, brother.

Bovice
April 12, 2013, 01:59 PM
Of course they're low recoil. Those aren't loaded hot at all.

I've got 180s just below 1000.

gamestalker
April 12, 2013, 04:55 PM
My go to load for 135 gr. Nosler JHP's is 10.0 grs. of Longshot. Velocity is quite a bit higher than the 1100's your getting, more in the 1300 fps range. I would imagine the powder charge for a plated bullet would need to be reduced to some where between lead and jacketed bullet data.

GS

Uncle Richard
April 12, 2013, 08:16 PM
previously shooting power factor of 156,600 (180gr) and now 152,550 (135gr). Since both power factors are about the same, I thought they would have the same recoil, but no.

why.kyle
April 13, 2013, 10:54 PM
Just want to make sure I understand.. The 135s has less felt recoil to you then the 180s? Right?

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