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Need Load Sugg for 165 gn RNFP 40SW Bullseye

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sig228, May 6, 2009.

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  1. sig228

    sig228 Member

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    Rainier, full copper jacket. BTW, why is the 165 grn fp not listed in the Lee manual or the Alliant powder website? (I do see a HP on the Alliant website though). Seems like a pretty common weight. Thanks.
     
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    Any of the following powders will do very well with a Ranier 165 gr bullet:
    Tight Group
    Power Pistol
    True Blue
    VV N340
     
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    Thanks, but I didn't make myself clear. I am using Bulleseye powder, but I need to know how much. The Alliant website suggests 5.8 grains for a 165 grain Speer GDHP. Would this be good for a RNFP also?
     
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    OK....clarification time, please.

    You are using Rainier. Are they copper plated or jacketed? (I don't use Rainier and so not sure if they offer both or not).

    If they are plated, one doesn't normally load plated bullets to jacketed specs. The plated bullets I use from Berry Mfg. suggests loading them as light jacketed loads or regular lead loads. Rainier suggests using lead bullet data.

    Do you have a reloading manual? If you don't, you need to invest in one, several is better, and do your research using them and powder manufacturer data. This gives you a wider assortment of bullet and powder combos.

    Anyway, the first thing you need to do, IMHO, is to determine what bullet you are shooting and then go from there with load data for your Bullseye powder.
     
  5. sig228

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    OK, clarification. Copper plated, just like the Berry bullets. I have the Lee manual, but it doesn't list 165 grain anything. So....anyone?
     
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    I had the same problem with the Alliant web site, which seems to be geared to the Speer GDHP bullets. I emailed them for starting and max loads and had an answer within a few minutes. Make sure you give them all your information. Good luck.
     
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    The curren tSpeer Manual #14 lists a Bullseye load for a 165 gr jacket bullet and you could use their starting load and work up to max with your bullet.
    Starting load: 5.3 gr
    Max load: 5.8 gr

    Hope this helps you out. :)
     
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