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Old February 4, 2001, 09:18 AM   #1
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I can't seem to find any. I'm wanting to match the velocity of the 165 gr Golden Saber. Most of the info I look at goes from 155 to 170, skipping 165. Right now I have VV N340 and AA#5 on my shelf.

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Old February 4, 2001, 09:35 AM   #2
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Boy, is this your lucky day!!!

I usually reload for people who cannot afford to keep putting commerical defense loads down their gun during practice sessions, so I have most of them chrono'd and recipes made up! Before anyone goes ballistic, yes, they switch over to commercial loads before going home!

For the Rem Golden Saber(with advertised velocity of 1150fps), I use Sierra 165gn, and 9.5gn Blue Dot, seated to 1.125OAL. I get about 1125 fps from a 4 inch barrel.

The Sierra manual lists 9.9 as a max load, at 1100fps, so use with caution!

N340 loads out at 4.9/850fps to 6.4/1100fps, according to the load sheet, but I haven't loaded this combination myself.

Unless you wanna use 800X or VV powders, Blue Dot is the deal for 165gn/40 S&W(costs a bit less than the alternatives). Unfortunately, it's kinda dirty, but at that load density and a 4 inch barrel, it burns completely with relatively little residue compared to loading it in, say, 9mm.

Hope this helps.

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Old February 4, 2001, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks.

Anymore recipies out there?
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Old February 4, 2001, 09:51 PM   #4
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I haven't loaded the GS but have flat points in 165 grn. I had good luck with:

6.4 grns Power Pistol
6.3 grns VV N350

Federal small pistol primers and OAL 1.126"

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Old February 4, 2001, 10:02 PM   #5
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Glocknroll,

What kind of velocities are you getting out of those? I figured I'd use Berry's bullets.

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Old February 4, 2001, 10:36 PM   #6
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Unfortunately Santa missed the chronograph on my Christmas list, but he did deliver a Federal barrel for my Glock, so I can't give you any stats on M.V. I have used Berry's bullets and was very satisfied. Nice folks to deal with too. These days I am pretty much shooting just my own cast bullets.

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