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.40 Smith&Wesson

Developed by Olin (Winchester) and Smith & Wesson, the new .40 S&W is destined to become the sensation of the 90's. This cartridge is slightly shorter with less case capacity than the 10mm Auto. It is capable of producing real stopping power without excessive recoil and all in a very compact pistol. The .40 S&W has been adopted by various police agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, after extensive testing proved it was much superior to the 9mmcaliber. Recoil is not much more than a 9mm, so the average person would be able to handle its mild recoil easily. Standard law enforcement loading is a 180 grain bullet at 950 fps from a 4 inch barrel, however bullet weights from 150 to 200 grain can be used with excellent results. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

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    Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:    
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170 grs
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200 grs
Alliant 2400
Alliant Bullseye
Alliant Power Pistol
Alliant Unique
Hodgdon Clays
Hodgdon HP-38
Hodgdon HS-6
Hodgdon Longshot
Hodgdon Titegroup
Hodgdon Universal
IMR Hi-Skor 700-X
IMR Hi-Skor 800-X
IMR SR 4756
IMR SR 7625
Norma P5
Ramshot Enforcer
Vectan BA 10
Vihtavuori 3N37
Vihtavuori N105
Vihtavuori N320
Vihtavuori N340
Vihtavuori N350
Winchester 231
Winchester 540
Winchester WSF
Winchester WST

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ID: Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:
265 135 grs
Rainier HP Vihtavuori N340
266 135 grs
Rainier HP Vihtavuori N340
315 200 grs
Precision Black Bullet Titegroup
373 135 grs
390 175 grs
cast lead Unique
511 155 grs
Hornady XTP HP Hodgdon Universal Clays
514 180 grs
Lead TCFP IMR-700X
525 180 grs
cast hodgdon clays
557 180 grs
lead TCFP bullseye
558 180 grs
lead TCFP bullseye
565 200 grs
598 180 grs
Berry's Preffered HP Alliant Power Pistol
618 155 grs
155 grain precision moly Red Dot
625 155 grs
155 moly from precision Red Dot
626 185 grs
moly precision Tite Group
646 155 grs
jhp Montana gold AA#5
671 180 grs
Berry's HP Power Pistol
682 135 grs
Lead, Flat Nose HS-6
707 155 grs
Berrys Preferred plated bullets Alliant Bullseye
856 180 grs
Horanday XTP WW231
874 165 grs
Ranier Leadsafe Blue Dot
906 180 grs
HSM Plated FN Alliant Unique
1663 180 grs
Western Nevada Bullet, FP Hard Cast Power Pistol
18340 200 grs
Horanday XTP IMR Hi-Skor 800-X
23288 180 grs
S&S Casting LFP 3N37
23295 180 grs
Berry's Alliant Bullseye
23375 180 grs
Hornady XTP flat tip Winchester 231
23380 180 grs
23419 200 grs
Frontier RNFN S221
23428 165 grs
Berry's FP Titegroup
23429 165 grs
Berry's FP Titegroup
23430 165 grs
Berry's Hodgdon CFE PISTOL
24354 180 grs
Hornady XTP-JHP Alliant Power Pistol
24753 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Vectan A0
24754 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24755 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Vectan A0
24756 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24757 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24758 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24759 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24760 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
24761 180 grs
Wolf CPFN Power Pistol
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