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Old 11-28-2012, 9:50 AM
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I went through a similar thought process when I started reloading .40S&W and saw how much of the case was occupied by a 180gr bullet. Well, actually, I first got thinking in that direction when I noticed notably stronger recoil from Fiocchi 165gr JHP than from the Fed Champion 180gr FMJ. But then, I shot some Rem 180gr JHP, and it also produced a stronger recoil.

On the other hand, Hodgdon is comfortable quoting 1159 fps for the 180gr XTP driven by 8gr of Longshot at 1.125" COAL at 32,300 psi.
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