StainLess Steel MediaLee PrecisionGraf & SonsMidSouth Shooters Supply
Titan ReloadingInline FabricationRotoMetals2

Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 6000 USD, Received: 5345 USD (89%)
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED CONTRIBUTE AND KEEP US GOING!
Our Annual server fund drive is going on now! This donation drive helps fund Cast Boolits for an entire year, and helps support our 2nd amendment rights! You can donate by Paypal by clicking the DONATE button. Or by Cash / Check / MO to the address below:

Willy Snyder
PO Box 2732
Pocatello, ID 83206
****Due to overwhelming e-mails, I will be very slow in updating this list. Please bear with me!****


Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Which is better, SWC or TC for 40sw?

  1. #1

    Which is better, SWC or TC for 40sw?

    I have a CZ Tactical Sport in 40sw and putting together a 2011 in 40sw. Two molds I have are a Lee 175gr tumble groove 4 cavity and a 2 cavity 180gr RCBS. The RCBS is great, but only 2 cavity.

    I'm looking for a 200gr 4 or 5 cavity mold. I can't decide if a SWC, a TC, RF, or a WFN mold is better. I'll probably stick with a .402 diameter, maybe a .403 as I'll likely have to size them anyway.

    Arsenal has some 40sw molds, one is a Keith 200gr 402, 200gr RF, 200gr .403 TC.

    NOE doesn't have any in stock.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    VT
    Posts
    1,414
    Lee 4-cavity? Wasn't aware they made one. I have the Lee 6-cab 401-175 TC (non-TL) which shoots great. I would hold out for a NOE when they're back in stock. Their 200 WFN looks like a hammer. There are some in stock:http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product...05nj3ltpb8aqp4

  3. #3
    Boolit Master
    6622729's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    487
    Quote Originally Posted by psychbiker View Post
    I have a CZ Tactical Sport in 40sw and putting together a 2011 in 40sw. Two molds I have are a Lee 175gr tumble groove 4 cavity and a 2 cavity 180gr RCBS. The RCBS is great, but only 2 cavity.

    I'm looking for a 200gr 4 or 5 cavity mold. I can't decide if a SWC, a TC, RF, or a WFN mold is better. I'll probably stick with a .402 diameter, maybe a .403 as I'll likely have to size them anyway.

    Arsenal has some 40sw molds, one is a Keith 200gr 402, 200gr RF, 200gr .403 TC.

    NOE doesn't have any in stock.
    I built a Polymer 80 compact as a 40 S & W Glock 23. I'm shooting the Lee 401 175gr from 2cavity mold and it is so good at 25 yards I'm not going to mess with the load or testing other boolits or bullets. Casts very easy, no sizing and shoots great.

  4. #4
    Boolit Master fredj338's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    kalif.
    Posts
    5,202
    It will depend on your SWC mold. I would think anything with a Keith style will be iffy feeding wise. I have the RCBS 170gr mold & it works great, more a TC than true SWC.
    Last edited by fredj338; 08-09-2017 at 03:17 PM.
    EVERY GOOD SHOOTER NEEDS TO BE A HANDLOADER.
    NRA Cert. Inst. Met. Reloading & Basic Pistol

  5. #5
    Boolit Master GhostHawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Fargo ND
    Posts
    3,143
    I have a couple of lee TC molds in different calibers and I am very fond of all of them.

    The little .314 90 gr TC was a real problem solver for my CZ-52 in 7.62x25. Totally solved my chambering problems.

    I have a .356 124 tc which is ok in some 9mm's, not so much in others. But I don't blame that on the mold. Some guns just need a bigger bullet.

    And the last one is in .40 for use in my Hipoint .40sw carbine.

    With all 3 I have never had failure to feed problems of any kind.

  6. #6
    Boolit Man

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    94
    I have a SV 2011 in 40 s&w with with a ramped bull barrel.
    That gun will feed everything. Just load them long if your barrel permits it.

    I always prefered a 200 grain Montana Gold CMJ, but I also shot many 180 & 200 grain lead SWC and 185 grain lead RN.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master

    Shiloh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Upper Midwest
    Posts
    6,323
    SWC can cause feeding issues. No issues with the TC mold. Different pistols, different results.

    Shiloh
    Je suis Charlie

    "A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
    Bertrand de Jouvenel

    “Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one.” – Joseph P. Martino

    “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert , in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” – Milton Friedman

    "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?" - J. Stalin

  8. #8
    Boolit Master

    gwpercle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Posts
    3,339
    Truncated cone stands a better chance of not having any feeding issues .
    The best boolit profile is the one your gun will feed....if it doesn't feed , then it's useless.
    Gary
    Certified Cajun
    Proud Member of The Basket of Deplorables

  9. #9
    Boolit Master wistlepig1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Brighton,Colorado
    Posts
    767
    One more fan of TC, but like others have said " in your gun" is all that matters.

    “A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It's called Prison."

    --- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check