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08-23-2012, 15:08
I've shot 155, 165 and 180's in my 27 and it's dead on the money with the heavy 180 loads. Seems like the lighter the bullets get the worse the accuracy. Mine really likes the Hornady 180 grain TAP. I've always liked lighter bullets in the 40 but I believe accuracy comes first. I would rather hit him with a 180 than miss with a 155. I know the 180's are good I just like light and fast. But I will stay with heavy and slow for my 27.

08-23-2012, 15:32
Yep, my G27 also shoots more accurate with the heavier loads.

Cream Soda Kid
08-23-2012, 16:08
Iíve experienced good accuracy with Winchester Silvertips, 155 grain. Theyíre actually the most accurate cartridges Iíve shot though my G27. :dunno:

Tiro Fijo
08-23-2012, 19:31
That's because lighter bullet loads in the .40 S&W recoil more, hence I'd imagine it's the Indian & not the arrow. :whistling: :supergrin:

08-23-2012, 19:38
I have been happier shooting 180 gr vs 165 from my 27. Right now it's loaded with 180 gr HSTs.

08-23-2012, 19:47
That's because lighter bullet loads in the .40 S&W recoil more, hence I'd imagine it's the Indian & not the arrow. :whistling: :supergrin:

Thank you and yes I'm aware of recoil. I don't claim to be the best shot in the world but if there's one thing in this world I can do it's shoot. I'm not recoil sensitive with any gun. Just today I was shooting pepper popper steel targets at 40 yards free handed with that very G27. Not everybody that starts a thread and asks a question on here is naive about guns. Now I remember why I quit coming to glocktalk.

08-24-2012, 05:07
Yes, 180 gr for me.

08-24-2012, 06:14
My agency went from 155 to 180. Reason stated was same performance less wear and tear.

08-24-2012, 13:24
My own G27 has done just fine with assorted 180gr loads from the major makers.

I've used lighter weight loads upon occasion, but I prefer the 180gr loads.

08-24-2012, 14:13
Thanks for the good replies.

08-25-2012, 05:45
I think (notice the subjective) the 180 gr. Federal HS tactical produces less felt recoil than some 165 or 155 gr. loads out of my 27.

Chrono average for 5 shots:
Federal 180 gr. HS @ 930 fps = PF 167
Speer Gold Dot 155 gr. @ 1,134 fps = PF 175
Winchester Ranger T 165 @ 1,116 fps = PF 184

According to the power factor calculation PF (objective) the 180 gr. is producing the least felt recoil of the three.

Using my 27, I shot the 180 HS into water filled gallon jugs, the bullet made it through the 3rd jug making a dent on the 4th expanding to an average diameter of .70