180 grain vs 165 grain in 40 sw

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by FearTheFree7, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    What is the difference when plinking with these rounds?
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Slight difference in muzzle velocity, snappier recoil on the 165 gr. Beyond that no difference...they are both equally effective at punching holes in paper.

    Practice with what you plan to carry...the follow up shot is the key so know the recoil and practice controlling it, especially in a .40 S&W which has a reputation for a stiffer recoil than both 9mm and .45 ACP.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say about 15 grains and maybe 100 fps. JK

    Not a great deal of difference for paper punching.
     
  4. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    Yea that's what I was looking for, if one was more snappier than the other. Thank you