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Help Loading 155g .40 S&W Plated Bullet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Historian, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. Historian

    Historian Member

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    I have been digging through my manuals (five of them) and can't find a recipe for using Power Pistol on a 155g Berry's for my .40 S&W. Has anyone had experience loading a 155g lead bullet using Power Pistol? Plenty of data for FMJs but nothing for lead in that weight. Thanks.

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  2. Walkalong

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    Load the 155 Gr Berrys at 75% to 80% of jacketed data and you'll be fine. You may find you can exceed that a bit.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    With that bullet, I do as Walkalong suggested, and then work up from there. You'll find that it's a good bullet, once you find the load it likes.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Historian

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    Thanks guys. I'll follow your advice Walkalong. I appreciate your expertise.

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  5. shootinxd

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    Let us know what works(I have some power pistol but havent gottin a round tuit yet).
     
  6. Walkalong

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    I like Universal Clays with Ranier 155's. I ran out of PP a long time ago and have not bought any more. Should work just fine.
     
  7. Berry's MFG

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    Universal Clays is one of the most "Universal" pistol powders our there. I use it from my 9mm to the .45 ACP and even my .28 ga shotgun
     
  8. IDPA38super

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    Let me know what you think of the Berry's bullets. I'd like to try them.

    Thanks
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Many of us like them a lot. Give them a try. I think you will like them.
     
  10. Historian

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    I'm getting back to you guys on this. After loading several different weights of PP, I settled on 5.8g behind a 155g Berry's. I have been shooting various weights of Berry's for some time (mostly 180g) in my .40 S&W. I have not tried any other plated bullets because, after shooting Berry's, I never saw a need to change. I have been very satisfied with them. (I think that there was a thread on this recently.) But that should answer the questions posed above. Good shooting.

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  11. ReloaderFred

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    Thanks for getting back, Historian. Sometimes we wonder "whatever happened on that". It's good to know it worked out.

    Fred
     
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