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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Keeperfaith, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Keeperfaith

    Keeperfaith Member

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    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
     
  2. noylj

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    I would start with 4.0gn 231/HP38.
     
  3. ArchAngelCD

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    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. Of course you can buy it cheaper from other online stores so look around for the best price like Here.
     
  4. eam3clm@att.net

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    First find out what COL works in your gun. It should be around 1.125 to 1.100.
     
  5. Keeperfaith

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    Yes, my OAL is 1.125" on that lead 180 grain bullet.

    Thanks
     
  6. Keeperfaith

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    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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