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Reloading .40 for IPSC

*lphamike said: Loading for a CZ Tactical Sport in .40 and am looking for some ideas for good match ammo that will work in this gun. I will likely be using mostly 180 gr plated and cast. May experiment with 200 gr as well. For this gun I have to load short; 1.130-1.135" so I would need loads that would correspond. Thanks for any info you might have!

sh*keyjake said: I'm getting major PF with 5.2gr of Universal, 180gr AIM projectiles, Fed 200 primers and OAL of 1.135. I did install a stronger spring for the hotter load though. I found factory ammo sometimes had trouble making major PF.

*lphamike said: How do you find the universal, is it fairly clean?

C*nuck223 said: How do you find the universal, is it fairly clean? Universal is a pretty safe powder, but comes into it's own at the high end of the pressure curve. It burns cleaner and with greater consistancy when loaded hotter.

*lphamike said: I should get some to try. Any experience with cast bullets using it? Does it cause fouling or excessive smoke?

sh*keyjake said: Never tried cast bullets. Forgot to mention I was shooting a Glock 22.

DrN*ck said: I used to use Titegroup....I also had my barrel throated so I could load out to 1.210" to drop pressures. Worked real well with 200 grain RNFP plated bullets form Frontier......

m*chanik said: I have been using 180 gr plated bullets with 5.0 grains of Bullseye to good results, but I haven't chronographed it. At the time, I did the math and aimed to get a power factor of 175 out of it. I forget what OAL I used.

m*chanik said: I have been using 180 gr plated bullets with 5.0 grains of Bullseye to good results, but I haven't chronographed it. At the time, I did the math and aimed to get a power factor of 175 out of it. I forget what OAL I used. So I checked my load data... that load won't get anywhere near major. PF is in the 140's. I must just have misremembered. I did some rough math and extrapolating based on the Speer load data, you'd need beyond the max load for Bullseye by a couple of tenths of a grain in order to make major. So, I wouldn't recommend trying. There are some loads that will get you there (Power Pistol for example) without exceeding max charge, but not with Bullseye. This prompted me to order a new .45 as you can safely make major in that caliber with Bullseye LOL

h*yrosco said: I can make around 176 with 180s and 5.6 of WSF @ 1.135. Very accurate and lots of headroom (max is 6.2, I think).

T*chead said: I am loading 7.0 gr of Longshot behind a 180 gr Berry's Plated tcfp at 1.129 OAL. I havent chronied it but should be in the 1050-1100 fps range. Max load is 8.0 grains. Longshot will achieve pretty much the highest velocity out of the .40 with the lowest pressure but, I warn you, its a snappy powder.

jp*rietis said: I get major with about 5.2 W231, 180gn out of a para