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I have just purchased a P16-40 Limited in 40 S&W and would like some recommendations on a load to make 165PF using a 150LRN and 180 JHP. I have 231, Titegroup and No5 on hand but willing to buy another powder to try. I am also using Federal small pistol primers. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Will you be planning on loading them long like many USPSA shooters do? Or would you like to keep the OAL to max spec for the 40 S&W?
 

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I wuld like to keep it at max specks on OAL as long as it will load properly.
 

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Why waste that space?

The P-16 has a LONG grip, allowing the long-loading of .40 S&W cartridges. I load mine out to about 1.250, using 170 to 180 grain bullets.

This improves feed reliability and reduces the pressures a tad, which is good when using heavy bullets in this cartridge. I use a faster powder, Red Dot, but may try VV N350 with the new 180 gr. JHPs.
 

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4.5 to 4.7gr of Titegroup with the 180JHP and load long to 1.19 - 1.2

You'll have to chrono to fine tune it from there.
 

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Well, since others are suggesting their long OAL loads I'll give you what I ended up with.

WSP primer
180 gr FMJ Montana Gold bullet
Winchester brass
5.3 gr of V V N-320
OAL = 1.200"
sufficient crimp

If you want to stay with SAAMI spec OAL's then you'll want to use a slower powder than N-320.
 
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