180gr .40 cal ammo!!

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Hollen, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Hollen

    Hollen New Member

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    Have never personally shot 180gr only 165gr. Is it any good. I've heard people say that the 180gris to much for the .40cal and it was intended for the 10mm.

    Is it not good to shoot it out of a .40?
     
  2. david1962hd

    david1962hd Premium Member

    Just a little more recoil is all. I like the 165gr myself but I have shot the 180gr all you get is a little more recoil, it will not hurt your Glock at all. SHOOT-EM!!!
     

  3. Hollen

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    I thought so just wanted to check first thanks.
     
  4. KingSanchez

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    I shoot both. I used to only use 180gr. for competition until I loaded 165 and didn't know. I felt no difference and my accuracy wasn't affected at all.
     
  5. Thesarge

    Thesarge "The Sarge"

    Usually the 180gr loadings are the softest shooting 40. The 40S&W was born as a 180gr JHP for law enforcement and most pistols were designed around this loading. Bill
     
  6. I've found the 180gr Sub-Sonic stuff to be a lot easier to shoot as far as recoil goes. The 155-165gr stuff is loaded up hotter and IMHO has a lot more "snap" to it then a [email protected] 40cal load. This was a "secret" that I didn't learn until my last 40cal, a Beretta PX4 Storm. The local WalMart only had 180gr stuff on hand so I got a box and was amazed at how different the recoil was between it and the 165gr stuff I'd been shooting was.
    I still think that the 45acp is a lot easier to shoot then the 40cal from my personal experience with both rounds but if you have to shoot the 40 then the 180gr is the way to go.
     
  7. 10mil

    10mil Is That a .40....nope its a 10MM!

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    180 won't hurt it but u mine as well go with the 10mm 200gr gives you a rush
     
  8. ash1012

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    I'm a fan of the 180 grain. It shoot more of it than any other caliber
     
  9. Hollen

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    Thank you guys I'm about to pick me up 1000 rounds then lol.
     
  10. zachG23

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    With my g23 that's all IV shot out of it is 180gr
     
  11. Hollen

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  12. KingSanchez

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  13. iShoot

    iShoot New Member

  14. I like the 180 grainers for both the 10 and 40. I buy the Rainier plated ones by the thousand. They shoot great in both calibers and are accurate. I use 200 gr. Nosler HP in my 10mm for personnel protection though. Those are real thumpers!
     
  15. 10mil

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    200hp!!! those local for u are online?
     
  16. I believe I ordered those from Midway USA
     
  17. 200 grain HP Nosler, Starline case and Blue Dot powder
     

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  18. Tape

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    it is less recoil, 165gr would have more recoil but you would need electronics to detect it.
     
  19. david1962hd

    david1962hd Premium Member

    If electronics is needed to detect, I'll have to go on what I feel without any.
    Not saying anybody is wrong, I just know what I feel.