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Old November 24, 2002, 09:48 AM   #1
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Minor IPSC .40

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Need a load for .40 185Gn. LRN Lazer cast bullet.

Minor 125 FPS. Soft shooting and CLEAN burning power.

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Old November 24, 2002, 09:54 AM   #2
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What length barrel, twist rate? What manufacture?
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Old November 24, 2002, 10:29 AM   #3
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More Info.

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Sorry, Beretta FS 96 5" Twist ??

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Old November 24, 2002, 10:57 AM   #4
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40 S&W

HS-6 is a fine spherical propellant that has wide application in pistol and shotshell. In pistol, 9mm, 38 Super, 40 S&W and 10mm Auto are some of the cartridges where HS-6 provides top performance. HS-6 is truly an outstanding spherical propellant .



180Gr LRN Titegroup, WSP 4.5 OAL 1.12 1050 Fps.

180Gr LRN Bullseye WSP 5.3 oal 1.125 1090 Fps.

180Gr LRN HS-6 WSP 8.1 OAL 1.20 N/A This is a good clean powder for the 40SW.

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Old November 24, 2002, 12:03 PM   #5
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If by "clean" you mean the smoke you're seeing, it could just be the bullet causing that, rather than the powder. Lead's just smokey.
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Old November 24, 2002, 01:42 PM   #6
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Mcrog,

Even if you use a clean burning powder from a manufacturer like Vihtavouri the lube on Laser Cast bullets generate so much smoke that at times you'll think your shooting black powder instead of smokeless especially if you’re shooting an IPSC course of fire that utilizes a barrel as a port.

If you are set on using lead I would recommend either Precision Bullets or Bear Creek they tend to generate less smoke than Oregon Trail’s Laser Cast bullets.

Attached is a calculated load using a 180 grain Bear Creek Moly Coated bullet.
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Old November 24, 2002, 05:09 PM   #7
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Minor .40 lead load

Thanks all for the great info. In responce, by CLEAN I mean what the inside of you gun looks like after a 200 Rn match. I know the pit falls of lead bullets and smoke and build-up in the brl. I started this game with 200 Gn. LSWC and 5.8 Gn W-231 .45 what a mess, and stink....
Im about out of T.Group so HR-6 looks like a winner,worth a try.
Tonyz.... What is the abrevation (WSP)in your info.?
Thanks again. Dennis
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Old November 24, 2002, 06:36 PM   #8
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I load 180 gr Lee cast bullets using Win small pistol mag primers and 3.0 gr of AA-2 Imp. Loa is 1.10" and the MV is 725 fps. Very clean. Gives a PF of 130. This is in a FAC bbl in a G32.

AA-2 Imp is a very clean buring powder. Jeff Barlett sells this as number 102 powder. http://www.gibrass.com/
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Old November 24, 2002, 08:21 PM   #9
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WSP = Winchester Small Pistol Primers
WLP = Winchester Large Pistol Primers
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