rooster Posted January 3, 2007 Share Posted January 3, 2007 I just started loading for .40 as I just purchased a sti eagle 5.1 pistol. As I started looking at all the load data I see a huge difference in oal for this round. I have seen as low as 1.115 all the way to 1.220. Why the big difference? The load data in the factory manuals give a max oal of 1.135. What is the benefit to loading long and can I do it my new pistol? My load at present is a 185 gr precision bullet over 4.0 tg at a oal of 1.135. I plan on switching over to a 180 gr zero next week. I haven't had time to chrono yet but will do so in the near future, so I wanted to start a little low for now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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