The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 24, 2005, 07:46 PM   #1
rbucket_1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: March 13, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5
another 40 S&W question

Anyone load the 40 with Oregon Laser Cast 180g TC? Couldn't find a decent reference so loaded rounds in front of 4.6 grn. Win 231, OAL 1.135". Had slight primer set back, and 1 case with slight amount of black ring around primer. Backed off to 4.4grn Win. 231 still have minute amount of primer set back. Super comfortable load to shoot but small signs of of too much pressure bother me. My everyday load is with 155g Speer Gold Dots with 6.0 Win 231 pushing it. Running these through a Sig 2340. Just looking for a good paper punching, can rolling load that won't break the bank. I may have to break out the wallet and get the Laser Cast Book.
rbucket_1 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 07:44 AM   #2
WESHOOT2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 1999
Location: home on the range; Vermont (Caspian country)
Posts: 13,914
hanging on my wall

Any other powders in your collection?
__________________
.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
WESHOOT2 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 08:29 AM   #3
Number 6
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2002
Posts: 921
First, I've always found the folks at OT helpful

and willing to provide suggested loading data for their bullets.

Second, bookmark this site:

http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass/ipscload.htm

If you want a load for .40 S&W, you'll find one there.
Number 6 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 08:30 AM   #4
rbucket_1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: March 13, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5
Yes, I have numerous others. Something in mind?
rbucket_1 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 08:34 AM   #5
WESHOOT2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 1999
Location: home on the range; Vermont (Caspian country)
Posts: 13,914
accurate

4.0g Bullseye.

5.7g Power Pistol.

5.8g WAP.

5.8g AA5.

Someothem might work.
__________________
.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
WESHOOT2 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 08:49 AM   #6
rbucket_1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: March 13, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5
Thank you, We Shoot and Number 6. I have bullseye and power pistol. Lots of choices on the IPSC Load Page. Looks like I'm close to a load listed there with the 180g cast and Win 231. Guess I'll go back to the basement and play some more. Thanks for the info gentlemen!
rbucket_1 is offline  
Old March 25, 2005, 05:05 PM   #7
WESHOOT2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 1999
Location: home on the range; Vermont (Caspian country)
Posts: 13,914
experience

I've found Power Pistol very 'benign' in the 40 S&W; excellent accuracy potential.
Plenty of zip, too, if you want it........
__________________
.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
WESHOOT2 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07693 seconds with 7 queries