View Full Version : any loads for .40 s&w
12-28-2008, 12:56 PM
i am looking for proven loads for .40 s&w. will be using 175 gr. tc using lee molds cast bullets. i am looking for loads with bullseye or unique. all data i have found have a wide range of powder charges, as much as 2 gr. kinda scary! sure would appreciate any input thamks much
01-03-2009, 02:40 PM
I used 6.0 unique with 170 gr TC in a 4" Firestar with good results both feeding and accuracy (2"@ 25yds off bags I think) Bought a mould for 145gr but have not worked up a load yet.
01-04-2009, 02:46 AM
5.0 win 231 behind a 170-180 grain boolit does me just fine
01-04-2009, 10:10 AM
if it helps, I have found 5.5 gr of Unique to be a good load with cast in a 40 S&W, but do not use cast in a Glock with out replacing the barrel first, the polygon bore can cause lead build up and a possibility of the gun firring out of battery
01-06-2009, 11:14 AM
I have fired over 500 rounds of 180 truncated cone out of my glock23 without a problem. My load is 3.9 grains bullseye @ about 800fps. No leading what so ever. I clean the gun after every use. Pop can accuracy at 25 yards. 3.9 is the starting load and I've never found a need to load hotter. Recoil is mild yet still seems to have PLENTY of power.
07-19-2009, 07:12 AM
I'm using 5.2gr Unique, 175gr TLSWC 900-925 fps
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