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Posted: 3/12/2011 9:07:34 AM EST
I read today that plated bullets should be loaded with lead data. Well for years I've used jacketed data so I went to my books and none of them have lead data for .40, only jacketed. I almost always use 135gr plated with 10.3gr of #7. Anyone have a better recipe? Ive been looking for a very light recoil load as well.

Thanks!
Shane
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 9:23:52 AM EST
Cut jacket data by 10%.

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Link Posted: 3/12/2011 10:08:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 10:10:13 AM EST by kingoftheroad]
I have been loading 6.2g of Power pistol for a 180g Rainier plated HP.
This load certainly has more felt recoil than Federal red box 180.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 11:28:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By kingoftheroad:
I have been loading 6.2g of Power pistol for a 180g Rainier plated HP.
This load certainly has more felt recoil than Federal red box 180.


This is my powder and weight also but I use montana gold 180's .
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 12:26:36 PM EST
I have been using 6.6gr of Power Pistol under a 165 gr Berry's and it seems like a descent load..
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 1:31:33 PM EST
Berry's 180-grain plated bullet over 3.5 gr of TiteGroup for light steel loads (~126 pf) and over 4.2 gr of TiteGroup for major in an STI Tactical 5.0 pistol.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 1:44:04 PM EST
Does that load have a light recoil? I'm looking for a competition load.

Shane
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 1:45:36 PM EST
Forgot to originally mention, I shoot a Glock 23 and 35 with these loads.

Shane
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:49:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By DeltaTangoBravo:
Does that load have a light recoil? I'm looking for a competition load.

Shane


The steel load does have light recoil. Forgot to mention that I load to 1.130" OAL.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:12:18 AM EST
155 gr plated with 4.2 grains of Titegroup. Low recoil and functions for me 100%.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:17:53 AM EST
I've been loading 140 grain lead over 8.6 of blue dot.

Wouldn't cycle my Glock 20 with a .40 conversion with the stock recoil spring but runs like a champ now that I lightened it.
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