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C J
12-13-2011, 18:20
I was reading in this forum a few weeks ago about Win Ranger .40 cal, 135 gr. being snappy? I thought Mas Ayoob had commented on it too. I shot that ammo today out of a G23. I thought the recoil was noticeably less than anything else I was shooting so far. I was doing some function/reliability testing. Everything else was 165 & 180 gr, so obviously there would be some difference. I did install a S.S. recoil spring & a plastic buffer also. Does anybody else have the same finding? Thanks. Stay safe.

Andy W
12-14-2011, 01:19
The following is all second hand information so feel free to check up on me. If I remember right, the 135 grain Ranger .40 is loaded pretty modestly. I think that one was actually designed for the Border Patrol several years ago to have a load that was easier to control and also didn't cause as much wear on their handguns. Their old load was a 155 grain Remington load that was pretty hot, causing it to be very snappy and caused excessive wear on their guns. You wanna shoot a snappy 135 grain .40, try Corbon or DoubleTap. They load theirs nice and hot.

Tiro Fijo
12-14-2011, 03:18
...You wanna shoot a snappy 135 grain .40, try Corbon or DoubleTap. They load theirs nice and hot.


Yep, & so is the Federal 135 gr. HST.

barth
12-15-2011, 15:50
Yep, & so is the Federal 135 gr. HST.

Thing is there's no +P in 40.
And some like it hot - LOL!

vafish
12-16-2011, 14:27
Thing is there's no +P in 40.
And some like it hot - LOL!

.40 is already at max safe pressures.

+p is for 100 year old rounds like the 9mm or .38 special.

Tiro Fijo
12-16-2011, 17:36
http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115


Interesting, as there is no SAAMI +p for .40 S&W.

barth
12-16-2011, 17:42
.40 is already at max safe pressures.

+p is for 100 year old rounds like the 9mm or .38 special.

For whatever reason all .40 SD ammo is NOT created equal.

http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23970
Gold Dot Personal Protection - 40 S&W
Part Number Cartridge
Bullet Wt. Bullet Type 4 inch test barrel
23970 40 S&W 165 GDHP
Velocity(in feet per second) Muzzle 1150 E 484

http://le.atk.com/ballistics/Ammo_Ballistics.aspx?id=565&firearm=2&bc=0.15&muzzvel=980&bulletwgt=165
40 S&W HYDRA-SHOKŪ JHP T.B* 4"
P40HS3G 40 S&W 165 Muzzle 980 fps E 352