GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2010, 20:18   #1
1006
Senior Member
 
1006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 918
40 S&W with Red Dot

Thought I would share:

155 grain Precision Moly Bullet, 5.5 grains of Red Dot, COL =1.13

velocity on a 90 degree day == 1137FPS, PF==176(mass x velocity/1000)

shot from a 5 inch 1911 Bar Sto Barrel.

no signs of excess pressure.

I backed them off to 5.2 grains.

Velocity on a 90 degree day == 1102 FPS, PF==170 (mass x velocity/1000)

Why Red Dot: it fills the case, and it was in stock. As it turns out, it shoots nicely as well.

Last edited by 1006; 08-11-2010 at 18:55.. Reason: more data
1006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 20:21   #2
KiloBravo
Lifetime Newb
 
KiloBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,716
Congrats! I wish I was more daring with trying out different loads. But sadly, I like to stick with what works and not ever change. I am just boring like that.
__________________
*Professional Babysitter*
KiloBravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 06:52   #3
WiskyT
Malcontent
 
WiskyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,766
Yeah, RD is very bulky. I bought a pound to see if it would be a good substitute for Bullseye since BE is hard to see at the bottom of a 38 case. I haven't gotton around to trying it yet. I like 3.5-4.0 BE with a 180 cast bullet in 40SW and I figure the same dose of RD would work just as well and fill the case more.
__________________
Drugs are bad because if you do drugs you're a hippie and hippies suck.
Eric Cartman


"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting."-General Curtis E. LeMay
WiskyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 07:01   #4
IndyGunFreak
KO Windows
 
IndyGunFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 30,657
Send a message via ICQ to IndyGunFreak Send a message via AIM to IndyGunFreak Send a message via MSN to IndyGunFreak Send a message via Yahoo to IndyGunFreak Send a message via Skype™ to IndyGunFreak


Quote:
Originally Posted by DeerPredator View Post
Congrats! I wish I was more daring with trying out different loads. But sadly, I like to stick with what works and not ever change. I am just boring like that.
Nothing wrong w/ that... I'm the same way. . I've stuck w/ 231 forever because I was comfortable with it, and was fairly accurate in my auto disk. I have a can of WST I intend to try(after reading Fred's posts for so long) for 9mm and .45, and will eventually probably get a can of WSF to try for 40.

IGF
__________________
Quote:
Ronald Reagan
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
"Man is not free unless Government is limited"
IndyGunFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 07:13   #5
KiloBravo
Lifetime Newb
 
KiloBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyGunFreak View Post
Nothing wrong w/ that... I'm the same way. . I've stuck w/ 231 forever because I was comfortable with it, and was fairly accurate in my auto disk. I have a can of WST I intend to try(after reading Fred's posts for so long) for 9mm and .45, and will eventually probably get a can of WSF to try for 40.

IGF
I am glad I am not the only one, LOL. I just have always been taught that if it aint broke, don't fix it. My loads are plenty accurate and make holes in paper just fine.

Let me know how those other powders work out for you!
__________________
*Professional Babysitter*
KiloBravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 21:44   #6
AZson
Senior Member
 
AZson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tucson
Posts: 3,297
How many grains for a 180gr bullet?
__________________
G27 G29 G35 G38 NRA GSSF
NEED A GOOD GUN? See your local ATF (AKA F-troop) agent. He will get you one fast and furiously.
AZson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 22:16   #7
fredj338
Senior Member
 
fredj338's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: so.cal.
Posts: 22,222
Blog Entries: 3
I have used a lot of RD in 45colt, a bit in 45acp. It does bulk nice & at least w/ lead bullets, accuracy is very good. I think you are running a bit hard @ 5.5gr though, backing down a bit is prudent.
__________________
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
fredj338 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 18:56   #8
1006
Senior Member
 
1006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 918
I added the 5.2 load data results
1006 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 16:40.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 941
285 Members
656 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31