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Muzzle Flash?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by racerngr1, Feb 20, 2010.

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  1. racerngr1

    racerngr1 Member

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    I have been getting muzzle flast from my 40 S & W that I'm reloading. I'm using 5.3gr of Bullseye powder with 155gr bulletts. I guess it's not burning all the powder but my question is why does it do it and how do I stop it? I'm using my Lyman manual for reloading info.

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  2. jfh

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    The fast powders flash more, generally--and Bullseye is one of the faster ones.

    The only readily-available powder I know of that does not flash 'as much' is Ramshot's Silhouette (aka Win 570). You can check out the Ramshot reloading manual at their site; I don't know what powders they recommend for .40 S&W.

    Jim H.
     
  3. Randy1911

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    I use W231 in my 40 and have not noticed any flash. Give it a try. I load 4.9 with a lead TC 180 bullet. Some powder just flash a lot. My 44 mag using H110 flashes like I took a flash picture even in the daytime outdoors.
     
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