Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

new to relaoding lead

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Kraylon, Apr 27, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kraylon

    Kraylon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Colorado
    im looking to start reloading lead swc's for my sig 45 and mu wife's sig 40 I know that for target shooting the 200gr swc works great for the 45 but what weigh is the normal swc for target shooting in the 40??
     
  2. bfoosh006

    bfoosh006 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    Not to steal your thread but... try these lead bullets,http://shop.blackbulletsinternational.com/main.sc once I started using them I never looked back. There is NO smoke. (safer for your health too, burning hot lead fumes are about the worst/fastest way to get lead poisoning)
    And the newest "Lyman" reloading manual has tons of data.
     
  3. Krakkon

    Krakkon Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    So what are "Black Bullets" made out of?
     
  4. bfoosh006

    bfoosh006 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    They are still lead,but have a coating like the old Fed. Nyclad rounds.

    Its a plastic-like coating, resists melting and protects the powder flame from burning the lead. And has always kept my bore very clean.

    Here you go...https://www.blackbulletsinternational.com/
     
  5. Randy1911

    Randy1911 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    914
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Most of the lead bullets I see are TC (Trunicated Cone) and are in the 180 gr.. They shoot good in my 1911 with 4.7 grs. of W231.
     
  6. sqlbullet

    sqlbullet Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    445
    I use 175 gr SWC in my 10mm for target. I cast my own, so I can't direct you to a source I would vouch for in purchase.

    The smoke produced by lead cast bullets is from the lube, not the lead. Lead poisoning is a hazard when shooting indoors if the range has poor ventilation. But the lead oxide is from the primer.

    Keep in mind that plastic shotgun wads and gas checks don't melt, and their melting point is half that of the melting point of lead, let alone the vaporization point.

    Handling of lead bullets is another source of concern, however, if good hygiene is not practiced, lead bullets are only a small part of your concern. Once again, the serious concern is primer residue, which may be high in lead oxides.

    The blackbullets products appear to be reasonably priced compared to other coated or plated lead bullets.
     
  7. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Location:
    South-Western North Carolina
    231 seems to be a recommended powder for cast slug users - I've never used it though.
    I load all my cast slugs over Red Dot or BullsEye - most loaders say the fast powders are best for cast slugs. I get best results with R Dot.
     
  8. Kraylon

    Kraylon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Colorado
    lots of good info but my question has still not been answered

    What grain of lead is the most acurate in the 40 and is avabile in swc??
     
  9. unloaded

    unloaded Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    36
    The .40 S&W was really designed around TC bullets not SWC. I'd start with 180g to keep the velocity down.

    peace.
    unloaded
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page