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cpaspr

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Need help finding a good load
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:34:23 pm »
for .40 S&W, HS6 powder and 175gr, cast lead bullets.  Shooting these from a Sig P239.

Does anyone have a good, accurate load already developed?
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    cpaspr

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 07:47:13 pm »
    So, two days, 35 views, no responses.

    From the lack of responses, I take it this may not be a very common combination.
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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 08:04:27 pm »
    Would if I could but I don't load for 40 do you have a good reloading manual or two?

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 08:13:38 pm »
    What I have found don't list cast bullets, only jacketed.
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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 08:20:09 pm »
    When I started casting the guys over at cast boolits were a huge help for me they are a good group of people
    IllinoisThere’s a story about a turtle and a scorpion. Scorpion is stranded on a river bank. Turtle sees this and asks Scorpion to get on his back and he’ll take him across the river. Scorpion gets on Turtle’s back and they go into the river. When they’re about halfway across, Scorpion stings Turtle. As Turtle is sinking, knowing they’re both going to die, he asks Scorpion "Why did you sting me, we’re both going to die?" and Scorpion says "It’s not my fault; it’s what I am."

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 11:47:20 pm »
    When I started casting I had a hard time finding load data also.  I got the lee casting book it has good data, I will look for a recipe.  I also searched John Taffin and caliber, I was looking for 10mm loads, and I found a bunch of good data.
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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 08:01:55 pm »
    40sw, 175 LFP, col 1.110", 4.8 grains W231.

    Never used hs6, sorry.

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 05:58:01 pm »
    Load Data from the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook.

    They have two different 175 grain cast bullets.  Both use 7.0 grains of HS-6 at a starting point, 8.2 max for bullet shape and 8.4 for the other. 

    I don't have a .40 so no experience with either of these loads.  I really recommend this book if you are casting bullets, or loading cast bullet.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lyman-Cast-Bullet-Handbook-Edition/dp/B004DWBKQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382824584&sr=8-1&keywords=Lyman+cast+bullet+handbook

    $20 on Amazon most, and best load data I have found, for cast bullets.
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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 06:00:22 pm »
    2nd on the lyman book I have an similer one although mine is a bit older

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    IllinoisThere’s a story about a turtle and a scorpion. Scorpion is stranded on a river bank. Turtle sees this and asks Scorpion to get on his back and he’ll take him across the river. Scorpion gets on Turtle’s back and they go into the river. When they’re about halfway across, Scorpion stings Turtle. As Turtle is sinking, knowing they’re both going to die, he asks Scorpion "Why did you sting me, we’re both going to die?" and Scorpion says "It’s not my fault; it’s what I am."

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 05:19:19 pm »
    Thought I'd update this, since I finally got a break in the weather and got out to shoot some yesterday.

    It turns out the label on the HS-6 powder actually gives a load for .40 S&W, among a couple of other applications.  7.4 grains.

    I loaded up seven rounds each from 7.0 to 8.0 grains, in .2 grain increments.

    The best groups were with 7.6 grains followed very closely by 7.4 grains.  The 7.6gr rounds formed a little tighter group, but tended to hit right of the bull.  The 7.4gr round group was .2" more spread out top to bottom, but were more consistent in hitting near the bull.

    I think I'm going to stick to the 7.4gr load, since it seems to shoot closer to POA.

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 07:31:02 pm »
    i have a load of 40 brass if ya need any
    IllinoisThere’s a story about a turtle and a scorpion. Scorpion is stranded on a river bank. Turtle sees this and asks Scorpion to get on his back and he’ll take him across the river. Scorpion gets on Turtle’s back and they go into the river. When they’re about halfway across, Scorpion stings Turtle. As Turtle is sinking, knowing they’re both going to die, he asks Scorpion "Why did you sting me, we’re both going to die?" and Scorpion says "It’s not my fault; it’s what I am."

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 07:51:11 pm »
    i have a load of 40 brass if ya need any

    Thanks, but I've got a few thousand.  .40 & 9mm are the most common calibers left at the range, and I will confess to being a brass rat.  I just sold close to 2000 9mm, and I've probably got twice that left.  And I don't even own a 9mm pistol.
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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 04:42:22 am »
    ya i know the feeling i have a 5gal bucket full to the brim with 9mm and don't even own a 9mm.
    IllinoisThere’s a story about a turtle and a scorpion. Scorpion is stranded on a river bank. Turtle sees this and asks Scorpion to get on his back and he’ll take him across the river. Scorpion gets on Turtle’s back and they go into the river. When they’re about halfway across, Scorpion stings Turtle. As Turtle is sinking, knowing they’re both going to die, he asks Scorpion "Why did you sting me, we’re both going to die?" and Scorpion says "It’s not my fault; it’s what I am."

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    Re: Need help finding a good load
    « Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 01:56:49 pm »
    ya i know the feeling i have a 5gal bucket full to the brim with 9mm and don't even own a 9mm.
    This and .223.  I have a 9mm but no dies, no .223 rifle, but I think I have dies somewhere in my I might need this some day reloading stuff.
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