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need 40 caliber reload help

This is a discussion on need 40 caliber reload help within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the Armory Talk category; I understand about being careful with others reload data but I'm in a pinch. I just bought 300 Ranier bullets for 40 caliber and then ...


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Old 02-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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need 40 caliber reload help

I understand about being careful with others reload data but I'm in a pinch.
I just bought 300 Ranier bullets for 40 caliber and then realized I have no data for them. I understan you are suppose to use lead bullet data but I can't find any info. These are Ranier 135 GR bullets. Anyone out there that could help me out. I have a small assortment of powders so I'm hoping someone will hit on to one of the powders I use. Power pistol, Bullseye,Winchester 231 or Hodgdon Tightgroup.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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some loads i use///lrn,5.8 gr accuratearms 2,//fps 1,116 1.127 oal. jhp-4.5 clays,1,071 fps,1.125,wsp, jhp,6.4 titegroup 1,251 1.125 wsp,jhp 6.7 universal,1,324 1.125 wsp.///135 gr
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You can use data for lead bullets of the same weight.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:29 PM   #4
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There is no lead bullet data for 135gr. You can use lead bullet data for 155gr w/o any reduction. The other route is to use jacketed data & back off 5%. I have found that to give just about the same vel. & w/ same powders/bullets, vel. often = pressures.
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I understand about being careful with others reload data but I'm in a pinch.
I just bought 300 Ranier bullets for 40 caliber and then realized I have no data for them. I understan you are suppose to use lead bullet data but I can't find any info. These are Ranier 135 GR bullets. Anyone out there that could help me out. I have a small assortment of powders so I'm hoping someone will hit on to one of the powders I use. Power pistol, Bullseye,Winchester 231 or Hodgdon Tightgroup.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
40 S&W Load Data 135 gr bullet and Bullseye powder
Bullseye Powder, 40 S&W, 135 gr bullet:
Starting load = 5.4 Bullseye @ 981 fps
med load = 5.9 Bullseye @ 1071 fps
Max load (do not exceed) = 6.4 Bullseye @ 1160 fps

Data from Nosler fifth edition reloading manual
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40 S&W Load Data 135 gr bullet and Bullseye powder
Bullseye Powder, 40 S&W, 135 gr bullet:
Starting load = 5.4 Bullseye @ 981 fps
med load = 5.9 Bullseye @ 1071 fps
Max load (do not exceed) = 6.4 Bullseye @ 1160 fps

Data from Nosler fifth edition reloading manual
That is jacketed data & not for plated. So at least a 5% reduction is needed. FWIW, BE is a poor choice IMO for high pressure rounds like the 40. You are better off w/ something a bit slower unless you are just running mousefart loads.
The Lee manual show 4.9gr of BE under a 155gr lead bullert at 33Kpsi+. Be very carefull using uberfast powders & trying to extrapolate data. Again, plated bullets will run closer to lead data than jacketed.
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If you have not already done it, try searching the .40 cal reloading sticky at the top of the page, for load data.
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