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Old 03-02-2013, 02:47 PM   #11
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That will work on a single stage, but I, and lotsa others use progressives.
That is why I love my single stage and have never yearned for something more expensive or faster. Not being a smart a%# here, so please don't take this wrong. I trust my equipment and the components and powder I use because I am in complete control of every stage. If I have a failure there is no one or anything to blame but me. I don't like the idea of not using a certain powder because it's dangerous or my equipment might double charge a case. Any dbl. charge is really dangerous. I really enjoy reloading and don't care if it takes me a little longer to make 50 rnds. When I take them out to shoot, I'm 100% confident they will all be safe. Again, please don't take this all wrong. To each his own.
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The most accurate powder I have found for three .40s is AA5. The best powder for max performance and accuracy is Silhouette.
If you want a lighter recoil (generally this is not really light, but rather slower recoil impulse) you would really need a heavier bullet (not really recommended for .40, but still many do use 200gn bullets and load longer). If you can find it, try Solo 1000.
Progressives: the Hornady is the easiest to inspect the powder charge as the charged case is under your nose. The hardest to inspect are the ones with a bullet feeder that puts the bullet on the case before it reaches the seating die (where, with some body twist, you can inspect the case). What the bullet feeder people need is at least one more station for an RCBS Lock-Out die before the bullet feeder station.
TiteGroup is generally NOT very good with lead bullets.

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That is why I love my single stage and have never yearned for something more expensive or faster. Not being a smart a%# here, so please don't take this wrong. I trust my equipment and the components and powder I use because I am in complete control of every stage. If I have a failure there is no one or anything to blame but me. I don't like the idea of not using a certain powder because it's dangerous or my equipment might double charge a case. Any dbl. charge is really dangerous. I really enjoy reloading and don't care if it takes me a little longer to make 50 rnds. When I take them out to shoot, I'm 100% confident they will all be safe. Again, please don't take this all wrong. To each his own.
I understand what you're saying.

But when I go to the shop to load, I expect to load at least 1000 rounds per evening. Often 2000. for that reason, I demand of my powder that it overflow if doubled.

You would be surprised how much control you really have with a high speed progressive. I sure was!

The other factor in play is that I load full power factory duplication loads. I never load reduced power. The slow burning powders are a must for those loads.
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