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snowmonkey81 10-23-2012 04:01 AM

xdm 40 powder choice?
 
I just started reloading and I'm loading for a xdm 40 compact. I've tried accurate number 7, but it just gummed up everything with powder after <100 rounds. Any suggestions?

Axxe55 10-23-2012 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by snowmonkey81 (Post 986390)
I just started reloading and I'm loading for a xdm 40 compact. I've tried accurate number 7, but it just gummed up everything with powder after <100 rounds. Any suggestions?

try Alliant Power Pistol powder. works really good with my 45 ACP and 44 spl./44 mag. loads. listed as being a good powder for the 40 as well.

BTW, welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions section and say hello. glad to have you here.

robocop10mm 10-23-2012 05:31 AM

I have never used the Accurate powders so I cannot speak on them. I use Red dot in most pistol loads and Blue Dot for hotter loads. My red dot load in .40 is very accurate and pretty clean

locutus 10-23-2012 02:13 PM

Power Pistol and HS-6 are the powders that I have had best luck with in .40.

Also in 9MM, .38+P, .45 +P and several others.

But these powders are best used in full power loads. They don't do well in light target loads, IME.

grandpabear 10-23-2012 11:03 PM

All I use is Titegroup for my 9mm and .40 reloads. I have a couple recipes that uses the same charge for both and shoots real well. Unless I'm loading rifle rounds I never have to change my powder measure.

Coyotenator 10-23-2012 11:11 PM

Another vote for PowerPistol.
Bullseye works okay too, but I have only loaded PP for a year or more now for practice ammo.
6.0 grn PP-- Rainier 180 grn FP --- Fed primer ---870 fps out of my XDSC

snowmonkey81 10-25-2012 11:01 PM

Thank all of you for the suggestions on different powders. I will be trying things differently next time, for sure and will be using one of the ones you suggested.


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