40 S&W loads

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by murphy's law, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. murphy's law

    murphy's law New Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Anyone have any experience/loads for 165gr FMJ bullet with Titegroup? I have other powders but interested in the TG. Thanks
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    IMO, TG is is about the worst powder one can use in the 40 S&W. It is super fast, burns very hot, has a very narrow safety window and has blown up more pistols than any other powder. Pick something a bit slower that will keep both you and your pistol in tact.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
  4. dbach

    dbach Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Trinity, TX
    You state titegroup only. Ok I'll break the rules and suggest the following:

    Berry's 180 grain Flat Point or Hollow Point plated bullet.
    SP Primer
    Universal @ 5.0 grains
    COAL @ 1.125

    I think 5.8 Universal was max load, Hodgden has the exact number, look it up to be sure. I liked the minimum load myself, less recoil and little velocity loss. I shoot it out of a Glock 23.

    Expect about 1000 fps
  5. murphy's law

    murphy's law New Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Thanks for the info and recommendation which I take seriously.
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