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den888
11-14-2009, 21:13
What do you all use ? I use the Blazer 165 gr / 180 gr TMJ/FMJ rounds or the WWB rounds. Seems that .40 is easier to find than both 9mm/.45 ACP these days...

bac1023
11-16-2009, 21:11
I use WWB.:)

whenmonkeysfly
11-16-2009, 21:17
+1 - I use WWB 165 TMJ or 180 TMJ or my reloads with Laser Cast Bullets and a Lone Wolf Barrel.

voyager4520
11-18-2009, 08:41
I've only ever used American Eagle 165 and 180, PMC Bronze 165 and 180, and 180 Blazer Brass. I didn't like the Blazer Brass, didn't seem as good in quality as the other two brands, plus the residue literally stinks.

Both AE and PMC Bronze are $20 a box of 50 in my area, but I don't shoot that often anyway so I don't mind paying a little extra.

Boxerglocker
11-18-2009, 21:00
180g FMJ reloads backed with either Titegroup or WST. Current cost buying bulk components is $165-175 for 1K rounds. :supergrin:

Brucev
01-08-2010, 20:03
In my G-22 I have had extremely good results with WWB 165 gr. FMJ's, Federal Champion 180 gr. FMJFN and Magtech 165 gr. FMJ's. With the 180 gr. loads POI is POA. With the 165 gr. loads, POI is about 1 inch above POA. I am of the opinion that the 165 gr. loads produce less recoil. However I do not find the recoil of any of the .40 S&W loads to be objectionable. HTH. Sincerely. Brucev.

LoadedTech
01-08-2010, 20:16
I've used blazer, pmc, wwb 180g, and 165g, now I load my own.

MSgt Dotson
01-09-2010, 05:24
Mixed brass, 180 gr moly flat points, 4.2 gr of Titegroup, 940 fps???

Blinkster
01-09-2010, 14:50
I couldn't get Titegroup to work for me. I was using only 2.9 gr over a 180 cast. It runs about a 130 PF (~725 fps). I run PowerPistol at 4.0 grs. Better groups, same PF.

Fire_Medic
01-09-2010, 15:28
My pet load for 40SW is:

OAL= 1.130
180gr MG CMJ
4.5gr Solo 1,000
CCI SP Primers
Mixed Once Fired Brass


Good soft shooting load (9mm like recoil) for the wife to shoot as well:

OAL= 1.130
Rainier 165gr FP
4.7gr Solo 1,000
CCI SP Primers
Mixed Once Fired Brass

beancounter81
01-09-2010, 17:06
WWB 165gr, Federal Champion 180gr and Speer Lawman 180gr.

SDGlock23
01-10-2010, 20:15
I've had great results using 3.6grns of Titegroup, 180grn bullet, 1.135". I was just messing around and found that 4.5grns and a 135grn does quite well too, very very low recoil and tight groups!

Boxerglocker
01-13-2010, 23:16
I couldn't get Titegroup to work for me. I was using only 2.9 gr over a 180 cast. It runs about a 130 PF (~725 fps). I run PowerPistol at 4.0 grs. Better groups, same PF.

Not surprised being it's a cast lead bullet you were using. TG burns very fast and way too hot for cast bullets. Bet it smoked like a SOB too!

I've had great results using 3.6grns of Titegroup, 180grn bullet, 1.135". I was just messing around and found that 4.5grns and a 135grn does quite well too, very very low recoil and tight groups!

WORD!:supergrin:

Another good one I load is 155g Berrys Double struck RNHB backed with 4.3g of TG at 1.130" OAL 137 PF very accurate, moderate recoil load.

pinoy43
01-17-2010, 19:59
.40 s&w user here.

using 180 gr FMJ and 180 gr Teflon Coated ammo.

mteagle1
01-18-2010, 12:46
My pet load for 40SW is:

OAL= 1.130
180gr MG CMJ
4.5gr Solo 1,000
CCI SP Primers
Mixed Once Fired Brass


Good soft shooting load (9mm like recoil) for the wife to shoot as well:

OAL= 1.130
Rainier 165gr FP
4.7gr Solo 1,000
CCI SP Primers
Mixed Once Fired Brass

What kind of velocity are you getting from these and is it in a 22 or 35?

mteagle1
01-18-2010, 12:49
So far it has been American Eagle 155, 165 & 180 and some WWB. Reloads are coming soon.

firedawg60
01-20-2010, 15:14
I like using 180 FMJ. Have used some CCI and liked it. What's anyones thoughts on this Tula ammo? Good, bad or indifferent?

El_Ron1
01-22-2010, 17:17
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Sofa King
01-22-2010, 20:17
I've had great results using 3.6grns of Titegroup, 180grn bullet, 1.135". I was just messing around and found that 4.5grns and a 135grn does quite well too, very very low recoil and tight groups!

Lead or FMJ bullet?

Cop Pop
01-24-2010, 15:42
155gr or 165gr Rainier or Montana Gold plated FP
6.0 - 6.5gr WSF
OAL = 1.125 in
Winchester, CCI, Federal SP primers
Mixed range brass

vmann
01-27-2010, 11:15
always fmj, wwb 165,180 and federal champion 180 grain....sometimes i buy some reloads at the range, i would guess standard 180 grain fmj's they shoot just as good as the other stuff i listed...

fightlikeaman
01-27-2010, 11:42
I also pretty much always use WWB 165 gr. (100 count box)

Fire_Medic
01-29-2010, 09:09
What kind of velocity are you getting from these and is it in a 22 or 35?

Can't tell you velocity as I have no Chrono at the moment. These rounds were out of a G22 and G23.

I just look for a clean burn, reliable cycling of the slide, and tight groups.

Can't do much more until I get a chrono....:dunno:

Roering
02-01-2010, 10:44
For factory rounds, American Eagle 165gr is a fairly soft shooter in my G23