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01-27-2009, 10:29 PM
I'm looking for some good loads for the 40 using a Lee 401-175-TC 40 S&W (401 Diameter) 175 Grain Truncated Cone boolit. Thanks all.

01-28-2009, 01:57 AM
Welcome to the Guide Smokepole.
What kind of pistol are you going to be shooting them in?
No problems unless it's a Glock. The newest ones can shoot cast, but the the bullets have to be VERY hard (read LINOTYPE) and properly over bore (sized at +.002-.003") to work safely without leading and dangerous overpressures with the polygonal rifling.
That is a good mould, I had a 6cav that I liked a lot, but sold my .40, then the mould. It liked light target loads with UNIQUE for that bullet and heavier charges with 180JHP's. The problem was that it was a 1st Gen Glock 23, so the brass was way too bulged for reloading. Not worth it for one bang per case. I was going to get an aftermarket barrel with a fully supported chamber, but was offered a great deal on a G21 instead. I sold the G23 to a non-loader and I'm quite happy with the .45.

02-08-2009, 12:00 AM
2.8 gr of Titegroup under my 180 gr truncated cone bullets makes minor PF for IPSC. Load is accurate and soft shooting.

Take Care


02-10-2009, 10:12 PM
In case anybody's interested I have about 1K Brass for a 40. Make me an offer as I need to clear the room or my Dear Sweet wife will not be pleased. 600+ Federal. 400+ Speer, 75 nickle and another couple hundred mixed. Just fishing. Joe

03-31-2009, 09:43 PM
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this subject...I'll be using a Tarus pistol. Have a bunch of Bullseye and Unique that I would like to use. Thanks again to all. Moldy Joe thanks, but, short on cash right now.