I have been loading .40 S&W for a Sig 2340 and BHP
3.7 Clays under a 155 Hard Cast Lead bullet.
This has worked out just fine for me!
This weekend, I am picking up a Ruger Carbine in the same .40S&W.
Can I use my pistol reloads pretty much interchangeably?
I have been going on the light side for the pistols.
Lower velocity out of respect for the .40S&W and Hard cast Lead re: potential leading of the barrel.
For the carbine I think I might like a more "potent" round.
(Heavier ?? Faster ??)
(less concern about recoil and engaging relatively longer distance targets)
Might the higher velocity in a longer barrel tend to lead up more?
Do I need to go with jacketed?
What would you recommend.
( I do like Clays Clays but am not anal about it)