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Light-recoiling .40 S&W loads for action shooting

This is a discussion on Light-recoiling .40 S&W loads for action shooting within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the Armory Talk category; This is a good article for reloading lite loads for the .40. If its been posted in the past, sorry. Make Right With a ".40 ...

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Old 10-08-2006, 06:37 PM   #1
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Light-recoiling .40 S&W loads for action shooting

This is a good article for reloading lite loads for the .40.
If its been posted in the past, sorry.

Make Right With a ".40 Lite"
Light-recoiling .40 S&W loads for action shooting
By Paul Scarlata

HANDGUNS Magazine

Four different weights and styles of bullets were used (left to right): Hornady 155-grain XTP, 180-grain XTP, Laser Cast 170-grain SWC and 180-grain TC. Remington brass was used exclusively.




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Thats a pretty good write up of why us .40 guys picked the .40 over the 9mm, bigger holes, and less recoil in production. Limited 10 is still below factory standards in my opinion.
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Atlanta Arms .40 light (around 130 pf from a 4" glock, I'm told) is $180/1000 shipped to me (YMMV).

That's = to WWB pricing and just what I needed to see if I'm going to invest in reloading myself. If I find it much better, than I may start reloading when the next bolus of money comes in from somewhere (lottery or something...)

I'll report on the ammo when it gets here. (Steel1212, you'll see me shooting it next month at the sportsman's league)

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You can do the same with your XD40 Service with some of the available aftermarket guide rods. The real lower limit is the mass of the slide, you need enough power to cycle the slide mass with a spring strong enough to cock the striker. I had never played with the lower power combined with the softer springs in my .40, but you can get a pretty mild load even with a 18# spring as long as you keep a firm grip.
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Atlanta Arms .40 light (around 130 pf from a 4" glock, I'm told) is $180/1000 shipped to me (YMMV).

That's = to WWB pricing and just what I needed to see if I'm going to invest in reloading myself. If I find it much better, than I may start reloading when the next bolus of money comes in from somewhere (lottery or something...)

I'll report on the ammo when it gets here. (Steel1212, you'll see me shooting it next month at the sportsman's league)

Damn federal holidays... no UPS today.
IPSC? I might have my tactical pimped by then...doubtfull but maybe!
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