View Poll Results: Favorite load for SD?

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  • 135gr

    10 3.83%
  • 155gr

    47 18.01%
  • 165gr

    95 36.40%
  • 180gr

    109 41.76%
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    Here's the .40S&W poll

    I mean, there's one for 9mm and .45ACP, might as well make another one.

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    Thumbs up

    I use 165gr HP's in my S&W for home protection.

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    The 155 gr is dead on at 25 yards and group well in my P94 so thats what I use. The heavier bullets tend to open up.

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    I load 165 and 180 grain FMJ and JHP rounds for competition and practice but use Winchester Ranger 155 Gr. JHP's when carrying.

    I don't want to be hit by any of them. If not for the litigation potential I would load some 165 Gr. Zero JHP's for carry purposes. I do have some loaded hot for carry in the woods where I expect any shots required to be a bit beyond 15 yards.

    They all seem to hit within an acceptable zone at 15 yards. Typicaly POA to 2" above POA bullet/powder charge dependant.


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    my cz 40B sure likes the 175 and 180 gr bullets the best.
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I use 165gr HP's in my S&W for home protection.

    same here...

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    155gr Winchester Rangers here!

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    Any more opinions on fourty cal weights?

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    155 hornady tap and also black hills hp.

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    I get the best groups with 165's So when it comes to my 40's that's what I put in em.

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    WWB Self defence load 180 grain

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    hmmm
    124 for 9mm
    230 for 45acp
    (124+230)/2=
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    so i'd go with a 180 grain

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    230 for .45acp
    165 for .40 cal.s&w
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    147 for 9mm

    all federal hst ammo, i believe the 165 in .40cal has great penetration.it didnt show a 40cal,but here is a pic of a federal hst 147gr 9mm covering a nickle


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    I use Winchester white box 165g for target, and Fed Premium Tactical 180g for defense.

    edited to fix WWB. Sorry, wrong caliber

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    I'm new to it all but I bought remington 165 hollow points.

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    165 JHP or FMJ.

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    corbon

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    Wink 180gr any time, any where!

    In my Sig P226 & G22, Federal Hydra's or personal defence 180gr

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    I have had best results at the range with 165gr, but for home defense I currently have 180gr hollow-points.

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    155 for summer
    180 in the winter

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    165gr. Speer Gold Dots in my Px4.

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    Hi Speed

    When it comes to quick one shot stops in an a region where minimal clothing is worn, 135 gr Corbons steaming along at 1300+ fps are the answer Move to northern parts of the US where winter clothing comes into play, i believe a heavier bullet with more inertia and ability to penetrate deeper would be a better choice. When in Miami, Columbia or the Fiji's stoke up your pipe with the fastest 40's available. FWIW.

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    The 180 gr. handloads suit me just fine for year round use in my XD40 , Berrys plated for practice and hornady xtp for carry. both shoot to the same point of impact useing a stout charge of unique.

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    I shoot 165 and 180 grain FMJ and JHP rounds for practice.

    I use Winchester Ranger 155 Gr. JHP's when carrying.

    Last edited by dondavis3; 02-24-2010 at 09:31 AM.

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    .40 S&W Hornady TAP FPD 180gr. HP for home defense and .40 S&W Speer Lawman 180gr. TMJ or Federal 180gr. FMJ for target practice in my Glock 22.







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