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Old June 1, 2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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need info on .40 cal 180gr bullets

I am new at .40 cal reloading, I have extra IMR 4895 and IMR 4064 powder. can I use either for reloading .40 cal 180g bullets? If so does anyone have what amount of grains I should use?
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Old June 1, 2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to TFL!

Don't take this wrong, but:

What cartridge? Jacketed, cast, swaged?

Reloading manuals can be a very useful resource. Several on line sites have extensive data and since you are considering IMR powders, the Hodgdon Reloading Data Center is where I would start.
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Old June 1, 2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Jepp.

Thanks Jepp. I bought some 180 grain Jacketed Hollow points with some CCI small pistol primers and winchester brass and forgot to buy some Hi Skor 700x powder. I bought a bunch of .308 and .223 reload shells, primers, lead and IMR 4064 and 4895 but somehow forgot the pistol powder so I wanted to do some .40 cal reloading and shooting tomorrow. I have never heard of using rifle powder for pistol. Thought I would ask.
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Old June 1, 2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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NO. You can not use those 2 powders for pistol. Well you could, it will fit in the case but you will get terrible results.
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