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Cast bullets for .40 S&W

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by badkarmamib, Jun 29, 2016.

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  1. badkarmamib

    badkarmamib Member

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    Okay, getting ready to start reloading for .40 S&W. I understand there are companies that support THR, and have checked out their sites. There is a lot of difference between bullets, and I am lost. Which cast bullets would you recommend for a new reloader for light plinking, preferably 180gr, flat nose (closest to the factory rounds I am used to, and have consistent load data for) for ease of loading? And what makes your suggestion better than the alternatives? Again, ease of loading is more important than accuracy at this point. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I load and shoot SWC from Mobullet co. 165 gr hard cast. My CZ75 loves them. Looks for IDPA#2 I think.
     
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    That $27 for 500 is what the raw #2 alloy would cost? Seems low? Labor and casting machine time is free?
     
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    There are many good companies out there but I go with Missouri Bullets because of the quick quality service and high quality bullets at a very fair price. The discount is good too lol.

    http://missouribullet.com/
     
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    I didn't state bare lead or coated, because, honestly, I don't know. Which is easier to load?
     
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    Even though I have no problem with plain lead a new reloaded might find coated bullets easier to load without leading. They produce much less smoke too because of the lack of lube. No soft lube needed with coated bullets.
     
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    Ease of reloading: FMJ then plated then coated lead then standard cast/lubed lead IME. However I've loaded a lot of MBC IDPA 140s and 180s with excellent results. Check prices from MBC and RMR and Xtreme and Tj conevera. I mostly find that plated bullets can be had for nearly the same price as cast and often cheaper for some.
     
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