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Skykevver
10-18-2011, 00:47
This forum has been a great source of info and I appreciate everyone sharing their expertise and experiences freely here.

I recently ran out of Hogdon Universal and bought a bottle of Accurate No.5 to try in my 40S&W loads. I am using 165 grain Rainier FN plated bullets and haven't found a load recommendation for that bullet & powder. Anybody seen published data or have good experience with a specific number of grains of No.5 powder with that bullet? I don't have a chrony yet; it's next on my wish list. (No chance in the world my wife will read this and buy me one for Christmas, so it really IS a WISH list!) I'm hoping someone has had some experience they would be willing to share, or knows where I can find published data for this combination...I would be most grateful for it.

Why the change to a different powder? I use a Lee 2000 progressive loader with a Pro-Auto Disk measure. With the Hogdon Universal, one setting dropped 4.9 - 5.1 grains consistently, which seemed a bit hot for shooting steel matches. The next lower setting dropped 4.2 - 4.4 grains, which was so light there were times I felt is was barely cycling the slide, had a couple of FTF's so decided to undo the last 200 rounds I made and start over.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations and for taking time to read my post.

Wash-ar15
10-18-2011, 07:49
the auto disk will drop less AA5 than specified in the charts. Other than that its a good powder. if you want something that drops according to the charts, and is comparable to AA5, get some WSF

shotgunred
10-19-2011, 15:44
You should never shoot AA#5 out of a 40 unless you want to join tema KB.

noylj
10-21-2011, 15:09
It is too bad for some people that AA5 works so WELL in .40S&W.
Work up
Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Start/Max PowerFactor COL
LC L-SWC 170 AA5 5.5 868 Start 148 1.115
SWC 170 AA5 5.5 926 Start 157 1.135
LC L-SWC 170 AA5 6.1 986 Max 168 1.115
SWC 170 AA5 6.1 998 Max 170 1.135
SWC 170 AA5 6.6 1018 173 1.170
SWC 170 AA5 6.7 1035 176 1.170
L-SWC 168 AA5 8.0 1069 Max 180 1.200
Sie JHP 165 AA5 6.5 911 Start 150 1.125
Spr TMJ 165 AA5 6.9 934 Start 154
Speer-TMJ 165 AA5 7.0 Start 0
Sie JHP 165 AA5 7.2 1035 Max 171 1.125
RainierCuP-FNHP 165 AA5 7.3 0
Spr GD TMJ/GDHP 165 AA5 7.6 916 151
Spr TMJ-FN/GDHP 165 AA5 7.6 916 Start 151
Spr TMJ 165 AA5 7.6 1025 Max 169
Spr GD TMJ/GDHP 165 AA5 8.5 1067 Max 176

Skykevver
10-22-2011, 00:17
COL
Thanks much for the workup. Would you have what is recommended COL for the Rainier 165 CuP FN?


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