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Lead 180 gr. TC load data?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by stover, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. stover

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    Hi All,

    I have ~1000 rounds of 180 grain TC in lead. I have a few pounds of Power Pistol and CCI primers and WIN primers. Problem is I don't have any load data close to this combination from Alliant. Should I just use a 180 gr load for Speer GDHP (its on Alliant's site) start low and see how it works out? Got the Lman manual too, but no good lead info either. Anything special I should be doing because I am using lead projectiles? Thanks for your help.
     
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    Ummmmmmmmm,,,--- what caliber/cartridge??????¿¿¿

    I assume 40 S&W, or maybe 10mm, or maybe 40 cor-bon.
     
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    Whoops. Almost forgot... .40 S&W
     
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    If you are going to shoot lead bullets, you really need to get a Lyman #49 manual.

    As for 180 LTC + Power Pistol?
    Lyman says:
    5.8 Start = 873 @ 18,900 CUP.
    6.5 MAX = 996 @ 22,900 CUP.

    rc
     
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    Thanks I'll give that a try. I do already have the Lyman manual, but did not find any specific lead load data for 180 grain .40. Thats why I posted. Thanks again.
     
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    Page 364 in the Lyman #49.

    They show data for two different 175 grain TC bullets. That weight is "as cast" from #2 alloy, and does not include +3 to 5 grains of bullet lube in the grease grooves.

    SO, they are in effect, 180 grain TC lead bullets.
    Just pick the one closest to the bullet design you have.

    rc
     
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    Lyman has a cast bullet loading manual, different from the loading manual. BTW you did not mention what weapon you will using these loads in. Do not use any lead bullet in any Glock (unless you have replaced the barrel with one rated to use lead bullets) lead build up can result in a very bad event.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Hmmmm!
    My bad.
    I've been shooting cast bullets in a stock Glock 23 barrel for about 15 years now.

    All it takes is very hard cast bullets, and cleaning the dang thing with a bore brush every month or so, even if it is a Glock!

    rc
     
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    It isn't a matter of if, but when. For your own safety don't do it. After market barrels are cheap.
     
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    Repeating internet myth often enough does NOT make it a fact.

    No, it's a matter of maybe. Maybe the bullets are very soft, maybe the nut behind the trigger doesn't clean his pistol at all.

    Stover didn't mention how hard the bullets are. RC is right, you need a very hard lead bullet to shoot them in a Glock.

    Here's my Lee 175 TC bullets I made, they're 18-BHN, they shoot just fine in my Glock M-22

    P5160030.jpg
     
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