trouble finding load data

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Big Chevy, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Big Chevy

    Big Chevy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    348
    Location:
    S.W. Florida
    I picked up some 40 caliber x-treme bullets at the last a gun show. now I can't find any load data for them. They are 165gr FPRN Fully plated bullets. I'm using HP-38 for powder any help would be appreciated!

    Ps. I do know you use lead data, still can't find info.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    17,607
    Location:
    Australia
    have my info for you in a bit

    been using it for my target loads in .40 S&W

    books in the powder room and i've a cigar goin .. give me 20 mins
  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    17,607
    Location:
    Australia
    4.1 for a light target round 4.5 for a 6 planker ( 6 x 1" planks penetration)

    no crony yet these things are new to me here... only worked up some with 100 i got have 1000 ordered

    dont start at less than 3.7 as you may get cycling issues

    i did a ladder of 5 rounds each starting at 3.5 ( based on hodgsons book ) had issues until 3.7
    4.7 i was compressing powder so stayed at 4.5

    i dont load more due to space concerns and dont want the powder compressed by the deeper seated round

    cheers
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  4. Big Chevy

    Big Chevy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    348
    Location:
    S.W. Florida
    Thanks Jack, I was starting to stress about it.
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    17,607
    Location:
    Australia
    i got a heap here as ADI ( Australian Defense Industries ) use hodgson powders and i'm a agent so got samples galore and its a good target powder

    i'd use a different powder for hunting but for low pressure low recoil its very good ( clean too ) and will still pump a whole mag through through 6 x1" planks at my max safe load , thats my kill equivalent test here

    ADI hand loaders guide

    http://min.us/lDBR72BqppC8a

    Hodgson/winchester basic reloading guide

    http://min.us/lIQNNeB0KXARF
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Trouble finding primers? Jul 15, 2007
The Ammo & Reloading Forum trouble loading .45 acp Apr 9, 2014
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Troubles loading 9mm Apr 9, 2014
The Ammo & Reloading Forum RELOADING TROUBLE SHOOT QUESTION Mar 15, 2014
The Ammo & Reloading Forum trouble with rl550 Jan 4, 2014