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I worked up a new load for my .40 Tactical the other day...

3.1gr Clay's
180gr WestCoast Jacketed FP
Win WSP Primer
Misc brass
1.130-1.135 OAL
.421-.422 crimp

nice and light....but it still takes down steel...

I also can run 14-16# springs and gun cycles fine....

how bout ya'll ???
 

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Rainier 230gr RN with 4.5gr of titegroup.
 

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.40-5.3 grains of Universal Clays, 180 Rainier FP OAL 1.130 168PF
.40-3.6 grains of VV320, 180 Rainier FP OAL 1.130 (poof poof)
 

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Ive now put 380 rounds through my new Tactical that were loaded with 3.6-3.7 grains of VV320 and its almost unbelievable how clean this powder is. I thought Universal Clays was clean! I should have taken pics but it looks like I fired less than 50 rounds! I loaded up some loads using the IPSC favorite, TightGroup, for a buddy and he immediately said how dirty it was. The VV stuff is a bit more expensive but if you buy it in bulk, 4lbs. or more, its not bad. Ill pay the extra money for the quality and cleanliness any day. I still need to Chrono this load...I just figured up my cost per round and its .10 cents each, not to bad, still beats WWB 9mm price.

Anyone else use this powder?
 

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Ok I just Chronoed my VV320 load and at 3.9 grains with 180 Rainier FP seated to 1.130 it was 765 fps which equates to 137 power factor. Im going to use this for my production USPSA load. Im running a 16 lb. spring in a .40 Tactical, no feed or ejection problems at all for 85 rounds. Accuracy at 25 yards was almost unbelievable. A large ragged hole in the target was the end result with a few fliers.

I tried the 18 lb. spring as well and it was pushy whereas the 16 lb. was snappy. I like snappy myself. Ejection was definately better with the 16 lb. spring. The 18 lbs. spring dropped cased only 2-4 inches from the gun, the lighter spring got them out 12-18 inches or so.
 

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Here is what I am using in my XD-40 Tactical for USPSA.

180 grain Berry's RS Plated Bullets
4.5 grain of Titegroup
Federal Match Primers
Fed, Win, and/or Rem brass
1.125 inch OAL
0.421 inch crimp

960fps (173PF) out of my 5 inch XD-40 Tactical.

I looking for a good round nose (no flat points) in a 180 grain or 200 grain bullet for long 40 S&W for my S&W 610 revolvers.

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mcb said:
Here is what I am using in my XD-40 Tactical for USPSA.


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I looking for a good round nose (no flat points) in a 180 grain or 200 grain bullet for long 40 S&W for my S&W 610 revolvers.

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Look at montana golds 200 grains not quite round but pretty close
 
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