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xbimmers 11-21-2010 2:19 PM

Best powder for reloading .40 S&W
 
We are going to be loading .40 S&W. I currently have Universal Clays......

Wondering what would be a good high performance powder.....my brother wants to load some hot rounds...

Let me know....thanks....

f4tweet 11-21-2010 2:27 PM

231, Remember .40 is a high pressure round. I reload 357 Sig & 10mm and use AA-7 & AA-9, and only a published load. My best accuracy was always 90-95% max. You may be asking the cartridge to do something outside it's parameters.

Chief-7700 11-21-2010 2:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xbimmers (Post 5333189)
We are going to be loading .40 S&W. I currently have Universal Clays......

Wondering what would be a good high performance powder.....my brother wants to load some hot rounds...

Let me know....thanks....

What weight bullet?
What do your reloading manuals have to say?

I have never been able to understand why people want to load handgun rounds
to max. Hard on the hardware as well as the body and not a real pleasure to shoot either.

Well that is just my opinion.

NapaCountyShooter 11-21-2010 3:16 PM

If you want velocity, Power Pistol is good for that.

WILDMAN442 11-21-2010 4:29 PM

Im using power pistol medium,loads under 165 & 180 grainers

Justin

foxtrotuniformlima 11-21-2010 4:43 PM

VihtaVuori N320.

Hodgdon Titegroup

Hodgdon Universal Clays


In that order

10fcp 11-21-2010 4:44 PM

Power Pistol is what you need.

SixPointEight 11-21-2010 6:52 PM

I have been researching this myself, what do you want your 40 to do? Plink? Universal is fine, red dots good w231 is good.

40 major? Go Power Pistol, WSF, or Unique. You'll be able to make major well below max loads.

If you want to get a LOT of velocity, I believe PowerPistol is listed at 1060fps for max load.

gotgunz 11-21-2010 7:24 PM

Winchester 231

xbimmers 11-21-2010 7:28 PM

I myself want it for plinking. I am using a Glock 23, and 27. My brother wants to load max loads. That is why I ask.

thanks for the info...I will pass it on...

For me...I have decided to go with Tite Group for my .40 loads.


Quote:

Originally Posted by JT1989 (Post 5334268)
I have been researching this myself, what do you want your 40 to do? Plink? Universal is fine, red dots good w231 is good.

40 major? Go Power Pistol, WSF, or Unique. You'll be able to make major well below max loads.

If you want to get a LOT of velocity, I believe PowerPistol is listed at 1060fps for max load.


Southpaw45 11-21-2010 7:39 PM

Power pistol. Everybody at the line likes the muzzle flash too..

bcrich 11-21-2010 7:57 PM

Seems like I'm alone using tru blue but it works and meters awesome (fine ball powder) and use it for all my pistol calibers 9mm,40,45,5.7x28


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