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reloading for the .40 S&W???

4275 Views 13 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  flutedchamber

I just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts and experiences were for reloading average power (not maximum velocity) loads in the .40 S&W. I know that a lot of guns out there (mainly Glocks!) do NOT fully support the cartridge in the chamber. This disgusts me, but it is a fact of life. I also know that some people say never reload ANY .40 S&W rounds (pretty much the people who believe the word of Glock is as meaningful as the word of God) while others say they've reloaded a BUNCH for even Glocks with no problem.

Anyway, I'd be reloading MOSTLY as follows: for a Kel-Tec sub2000 and Sig P229 and p230, lead projectiles in the 165-200 grain range, mixed brass (mainly Speer and Winchester), and Titegroup powder. My questions concern if anyone knows how fully supported the cartridges are in the Sub2000 and Sig pistols AND how safe most people have found reloaded for non-Glock guns to be? How many times do y'all typically reload .40 brass before tossing it? (Obviously, I would do batch reloads and toss batches if I start seeing obvious signs of stress in the brass of a certain batch.) I'm asking how many times do you reload before tossing the batch even without seeing signs of stress if this is applicable?

1 - 1 of 14 Posts suggestion is just follow the standard reloading procedures like you would for any other round.

When I did load .40 S&W it was for a Glock 23 and dispite all the horse-$hit about it on the interenet never had a problem.

Most of the bellyaching and ka-booms comes from people who want 10mm performance in .40S&W case or those who want to run bargin basment reloads in them, IMHO.

What they should do is what I did; get a 10mm.
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