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Hey everyone, I just thought I would post a couple of loads I made tonight and make sure you all think they will be safe/what I am going for before I go shoot them tomorrow. I am new to reloading (approx. 1 year) and this is my first real go at loading for .40 cal (or major for that matter). Gun is a stock Glock 35 (I am aware of potential leading issues, I plan on checking every 5-10 rounds for leading issues). All brass is mixed headstamp. All OAL's are 1.125. Load 1: 3.9 gr IMR Hi Skor 700X 180 gr Badman Hard Cast Flat point Federal Small pistol primer Load 2: 3.5 gr 700X 180gr Badman Flat point Fed SPP Load 3: 4.5 gr Bullseye 180 gr Badman Flat Point Fed SPP Load 4: 4.8 gr Bullseye 180 gr Badman Flat point Fed SPP Does anything seem glaringly wrong? I wouldn't be offended if there was, like I said I am very new to this. I don't really want to blow up my new gun either (or especially blow up my hand).... Thank you all for the help! ::Edited to finish, accidentally posted early.
Hey guys, This will be my first time reloading and I'm having bit of trouble finding starting data for the components I've been able to acquire. Powder is scarce in my area and I have ended up with 1lb of IMR PB. I've got some 180gr lead Bayou bullets that have just come in. The issue is that I can't find a starting load. From the IMR/Hodgdon website for PB powder: 180gr BERB FP starts at 4.7 max 5.1 180gr XTP starts at 4.1 max 4.5 From Modern Reloading 2nd Ed: 180 gr Lead: Power Pistol 6.5 to 6.9 Unique 5.2 to 5.5 Amer-Select 4.6 to 5.0 I contacted IMR directly and they said they have no load data for PB with 180gr lead. I was considering just starting at 3.5gr just to be safe and work up to something that cycles reliably. I'm shooting club matches that don't have a PF requirement, although I'd like to meet 40 minor. I'm sorry to be fishing for recipes, but I've really hit a wall and want to be cautious with my first batch. Thanks folks!