need 40 caliber reload help

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  1. mnbud

    mnbud XDTalk 100 Member

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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.

     
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    ragsflh XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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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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    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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    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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    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.:shock: Again, plated bullets will run closer to lead data than jacketed.
     
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    Mike in VA XDTalk 100 Member

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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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    fredj338 XDTalk 10K Member

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    Ve caustious using data from sites like this. Good site, but that data is not vetted, tested data. It's internet chat. So always start low & work up.

     

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