40S&W-3n37-180gr Plated and FMJ

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by BHP9, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. BHP9

    BHP9 Active Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    I'm looking for a load using the above bullets and powder.

    The kicker is that I'm looking for 135 - 140 PF (750 - 780fps).

    Any help - good or bad - is appreciated.
  2. jfbong1911

    jfbong1911 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2018
    You may want to change powder or load below min charge with that powder
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  3. noylj

    noylj Member

    May 20, 2012
    It is a START load, not a MIN load. Starting load is usually based on the following "scientific" methods:
    1) 10-12% drop in charge weight from MAX.
    2) The charge that produces the velocity for a neat chart Where all loads start at the same velocity
    3) The charge that produce what "they" consider a start pressure.
    Best results are to move to faster powders as you lower pressure/velocity. Slower powders don't burn as well and can give very wide range of velocities.
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