.40 S & W Reloads

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by BPHunter, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. BPHunter

    BPHunter New Member

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    I'm just getting into reloading the .40 S & W round, and would like to find some good loads using a 165 Gr. HBFP bullet. I've had experience in the 9 mm and .45 ACP rounds, but not the 40. Thanks
     
  2. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Welcome.
    What kind of powder were you going to use?
    Most powder makers have their own load data, I would check that out first.
    I will soon be loading .40S&W myself, But I have all my load data in order.
    I hope that helps.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hodgdon lists a number of loads for 165 gr bullets in the .40. The only powder they list that I have much experience with is W-231

    4.8 gr @946 fps
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    5.1 gr @1001 fps

    That is a start for you. W-231 is not one of the new "gee-wiz" high tech powders. It works for me though.
     
  4. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    I use RamShot, ZIP for my 9mm and light .44 loads.

    165gr jacketed

    5.1gr 925 FPS to 5.7gr 1028 FPS
     
  5. BPHunter

    BPHunter New Member

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    Thanks for all the info. I've been reloading since 1975 and the reason I needed the input is because most of my reloading manuals were published before the .40 S & W round was invented. Like robocop10mm, I,ve used the older powders (Bullseye, Unique, 2400 and W-231) for the majority of my handgun loads. It looks as if I need to get some updated loading books. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You can get all the info you need online. Go to the powder maker's web site and look up the loads.