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Old July 17, 2001, 06:00 PM   #1
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Powder for 40S&W

What is the best powder for the 40 S&W with lead bullets (140 to 165 grs in weight)?

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Old July 17, 2001, 07:30 PM   #2
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our powder of 40

We use WST in our loads. All we shoot is lead. Either 170gr SWC or 180gr RN.
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Old July 17, 2001, 10:11 PM   #3
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Two powders that I have had luck with in .40 are WSF (Winchester Super Field) and Unique (flammable dirt). I think that WSF has the accuracy edge, at least in my gun.
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Old July 18, 2001, 06:43 AM   #4
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AA#5 or WST.

WST works exceptionally well with reduced loads for competition loads.
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Old July 18, 2001, 11:43 AM   #5
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I've tried both WST & WSF but stuck with WSF. In the Winchester manual WSF gives the same or better velocity with lower pressure.
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