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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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recipies for 40 cal?

wanted to see what charges work on different peoples guns on here
mine seems to shoot 165 gr xtremes with 4.6 gr of tight group and 180 gr
nosler hp with 7.0 gr power pistol
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Old January 6th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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Without walking to the back room to get the book those look similar. During the great bullet/ammo shortage of 2012 I was buying and using what ever I could find. I did some 135gr with power pistol, some with long shot . they where freakin screamin...where a regular rd would punch a hole in the paper these caused like a spider web effect around the hole
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Old January 6th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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I use Power Pistol for .40. Although I have a a 1 lb. container of Tite-Group I can't say I am a fan of it. I don't care for powders with a narrow useable charge range. Too easy to have a pressure problem. I prefer heavy charges, I don't use powder puff loads so prefer powders with a wider range. I will say that Tite-Group might have a velocity advantage in a short barrel like the Shield. Given the weather in the upper midwest this winter I don't think I will be checking that out for some time.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 05:54 AM   #4
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40S&W Loads

I also use Power Pistol and like it. Seems to meter very well (Hornady LnL) and gives me consistent results. I went to a light load because I've found it almost impossible to locate any Power Pistol powder in the last year so I tend to conserve what I have. I'm loading 4.8 gn under Berry's 180 gn plated at 1.130" using CCI SPP. This reliably cycles my pistol with cases dropping about 3' away. I dropped down from loads at 5.5 gn and 5.2 gn and didn't see any difference in my groupings. Of course, being a lousy shot doesn't add much validity to my results so YMMV.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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shooting 180 xtreme rnfp with 7,0 gr power pistol and 165gr xtreme rnfp with 7.4 gr power pistol
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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Lee 401-175-TC over 5.0g Unique or 4.7g Bullseye. Pretty much the same load for FMJ and plated 180g bullets too. Good round and a fair margin of pressure safety too. If you want it to feel just like an M&P9, use 3.0g Clays or 3.0g Titewad.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 02:01 PM   #7
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I'm presently working on equipment to reload for my FS 40 and Shield 40. Any more info on loads that work well in M&P's is appreciated. Loading for target so planning on softer loads that will still cycle stock spring. Still using gold dot for SD.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #8
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Hi guys I have an m&p 40 pro core 5" barrel I am shooting reloads that I do my self bullet is Speer gold dot 165 crony at 1078 Ave with unique 5.6grs fed primers gm100m oal1.125 and sierra book says 900 fps and have used another crony reads the same just wondering if they have tight tolerances on the barrel tried Imr 800x load 6grs ave 952 fps book says 850 fps all cases were winchester 10 Rd strings any ideas
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #9
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For IDPA in my FS 40 I use 3.9 gr of 700x topped with berry's 180 RS bullets. I worked this up to achieve about 750 fps which is about 130 power factor. Very low recoil and cycles the gun perfectly.
I also tried these in my new shield and they ran perfectly as well.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:26 AM   #10
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I've been loading the Nosler 135 grain HPs in front of 11 grains of Blue Dot.

The Nosler website listed Blue Dot as giving the most accurate loads for this bullet.

Can't say they are louder but they do have a lot of muzzle blast from my new CZ P07.

They are also very accurate.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #11
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OP: your guns should be able to shoot a range of charge weights.
Are the listed charges selected for accuracy, power factor, or simply you like them?
Are you looking for "pet" loads?
145gn L-TC: 7.2-7.8gn Herco, 9.0-9.5gn HS7, 6.5-6.9 Silhouette, 5.6-7.7gn Unique
Montana Gold 155 JFP: 8.1gn PP, 8.8gn Silhouette, 6.5gn Universal
155gn L-SWC (LLA tumble lube): 4.6-5.3gn 231/HP38, 6.5-7.5gn AA5 (very accurate), 4.9-6.9gn Power Pistol, 4.7-7.0gn Silhouette
155 Gold Dot and 9.0 Power Pistol
165gn L-TC: 6.4-7.2gn HS6, 4.0-5.5gn Power Pistol, 5.4-6.6gn Sillhouette, 5.8-6.7gn Unique
Rainier 165 RNFP: 7.2gn PP and 6.6gn WSF
165gn Gold Dot: 8.5gn AA5 and 6.8gn WSF
and a lot more for 170-175gn L-SWCs.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 07:51 AM   #12
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BullsEye Load for S&W 40 SMOKY

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wanted to see what charges work on different peoples guns on here
mine seems to shoot 165 gr xtremes with 4.6 gr of tight group and 180 gr
nosler hp with 7.0 gr power pistol
I have been shooting both lead and plated rounds with BullsEye. I installed a StreamLite and sighted it in and was disappointed to find the light lens was really smoked over after firing only about 40 rounds. I was observing the smoke out 15 feet or so. My load is 4.8 of BE with 140 g Missouri IDP#7 rounds.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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Lead bullets smoke a lot, the bullet lube vaporizes to make the smoke, don't breathe the smoke as it also contains some vaporized lead, not really good for you.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 01:45 PM   #14
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I recently loaded up a box of Missouri Bullet Co. 140 grain lead bullets in front of some Herco powder. Haven't go to shoot them yet, but I'm on vacation next week so I'll get to the range (I hope).
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I load the Missouri 155 grain coated lswc with 3.5 grains of titegroup. Works great in my M&P 5" pro, my full size, my compact and my Shield. Soft-shooting, no smoke and great for IDPA, Steel and USPSA (minor). Don't know the velocity of this load since I can't find it listed anywhere. Will have to find a chronograph before I shoot another sanctioned match. Hits on targets are much more visible than the 180 flat point copper bullets.

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