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Old June 15, 2011, 01:06 PM   #7
NWPilgrim
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You may want to also look at Alliant Power Pistol or Hodgdon Universal Clays. Unique is a large flake powder that may not meter as well, but is a wonderful powder. I have been using Unique for loading .40S&W for many years, but am looking to try Power Pistol for better metering (it is smaller grains similar to Bullseye).

Here is the load data I have collected (of course, be sure to double check original sources in case I mis-typed):

Cartridge : .40 S&W (SAAMI)
Bullet : .400, 180, LTC
Useable Case Capacity : 9.289 grain H2O = 0.603 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6 : 1.135 inch = 28.83 mm
Barrel Length : 4.0 inch = 101.6 mm


POWER PISTOL
6.0 gr – 6.7 gr l 933 – 1,034 fps QuickLOAD COL = 1.135"
6.3 gr – 6.9 gr 963 – 1,050 Lee 2nd Edition COL = 1.125
5.7 gr – 7.3 gr 900 – 1,050 Hornady 7th COL = 1.125
5.9 gr – 6.6 gr 908 - 998 Lyman 49th COL=1.125
n/a - 7.2 gr 1,013 Alliant website COL = 1.120

BULLSEYE
4.0 gr – 4.4 gr 934 – 999 fps QuickLOAD COL = 1.135"
5.0 gr – 5.5 gr 932 - 1,015 Lee 2nd Edition COL = 1.125
4.4 gr – 5.3 gr 850 - 950 Hornady 7th COL = 1.125
n/a – 5.5 gr 929 Alliant website COL = 1.120
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