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Old July 6, 2000, 12:39 AM   #1
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I need some loading info please. The Winchester website has this crappy PDF file thing I need to download and I can't get it to work, otherwise I would go there for the info.

I am using Winchester Super Target and I am loading 155gr FMJ bullets into 40 caliber and 10mm.


Can someone please give me the powder charge that I should start at for these two loads?

Thanks!
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Old July 6, 2000, 12:56 AM   #2
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According to Winchesters load manual:

.40 S&W - 5.5 gr. min to 6.0 gr. max.

10mm - 5.0 gr. min to 8.0 gr. max.
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Old July 6, 2000, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thank you!


My manual for lead bullets says about 5.0 - 5.6gr WST for 155gr .40 caliber, so your numbers sound just about like what I had expected (just a little more powder for FMJ).


Thanks again, now I can start loading.





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Old July 6, 2000, 07:11 PM   #4
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In .40 cal I use 4.7gr WST with good results.
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Old July 8, 2000, 12:56 AM   #5
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Blueheeler-

Is that for a 155gr FMJ?

If so, that sounds really light.

I just loaded 100 rounds of .40 155gr FMJ with 5.5gr WST. I have not fired it yet, but if you are only using 4.7gr WST behind that exact bullet, then I may be going a bit hot. Please tell me more, because you are loading a much lighter powder charge than the manuala say, if you are using 155gr FMJ bullets.
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Old July 8, 2000, 02:44 AM   #6
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It does seem light I agree---but try it anyhow,maybe it was a fluke---some times these light loads can surprise.Generally the best accuracy comes with a bit of grunt,but not always--depends on the barrel and other variables---it's all about working up a load,I don't think there's anything wrong with what you have.
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Old July 10, 2000, 03:28 PM   #7
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I made up some loads with 4.7 gr of WST behind a 155gr JFP. I will see how they do! Thanks!
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