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Posted: March 05 2017 at 2:18pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I always shied away from the 40 cal with a lot of 9mm and 10mm I just didn't get interested until lately. A friend needed some rounds for competition I loaded some but needed a way to test them so I bought a M&P full size 40 caliber and tested with that. He wanted as light a load as I could do so settled on 155g JHP using 6.3g Power Pistol and it worked great. Back to the 41AE I just don't seem to have the time for it but maybe when I get bored later I will work on that. Craig

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Posted: March 05 2017 at 5:30pm | IP Logged Quote RT58

I know what you mean by not having enough time for the .41. There's a lot of things I'd like to try but don't have time for.
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Posted: March 05 2017 at 6:39pm | IP Logged Quote hoghunter

My approach to load development has been to keep it as
simple as possible.

Once I get a load that will meet my standards, 1/2 moa
for my varmint rifles and 1 moa for big game rifles I
stop the load development.

After I have a load that meets my standards I focus on
becoming a better field shot, practicing shooting in
field positions to become a better practical shooter.

I don't chase after smaller groups because I don't find
it necessary since I'm a competitive target shooter
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Posted: March 06 2017 at 4:41pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

hoghunter wrote:
My approach to load development has
been to keep it as
simple as possible.

Once I get a load that will meet my standards, 1/2 moa
for my varmint rifles and 1 moa for big game rifles I
stop the load development.

After I have a load that meets my standards I focus on
becoming a better field shot, practicing shooting in
field positions to become a better practical shooter.

I don't chase after smaller groups because I don't
find
it necessary since I'm a competitive target shooter



I just can't leave well enough alone. I have to fiddle
with something else to tweak the load - but I am
getting better in my old age of deciding on a single
load.

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Posted: March 07 2017 at 11:39am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I've never done any kind of competition shooting, but I don't set a stop limit for accuracy.
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Posted: March 07 2017 at 12:13pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

OK just finished up some 9mm 124g hydra shok 6.0g Power Pistol and some 147g same thing at 5.0g. Will test asap but it is raining and has been for days. I load 115g Montana Gold all the time near these rounds so don't expect any issues. Craig

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Posted: March 27 2017 at 1:16pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Was testing a Springfield 9 today and ran some 147 Hi Shok thru with no problems, Accurate and a lot of fum when you don't miss much. Ha Ha Had one jam that was a bad reload, bulged case. I have already re reloaded it for the next time out. Craig

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Posted: April 08 2017 at 7:44am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

RT58 I have started a new post in 41 AE that you will find interesting or at leased funny. Craig

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Posted: June 24 2017 at 4:28am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Just a short update as I am still cleaning up and finding empties. Lately I am down to the work bench itself and layers of stuff on top. I have found about 300 10mm cases 100 9mm, 38sp, and countless others to the point I had to spend days sorting boxes for cases. It's looking good but has givin me more ideas to organize more and organize storage in general. I will keep you posted. Craig

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Posted: June 24 2017 at 4:33am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

I have unfortunately had the glue come loose on some of
my labels which limits the guns I can shoot some of
these partial boxes in.

But I am working on it and have improved my labeling
system.

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Posted: June 24 2017 at 5:28pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Nothing like blasting away extras. Most handgun rounds I
load a 100 to try. Most of what I do is self cast bullets
so even bad load is fun to shoot for offhand plinking..

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Posted: July 03 2017 at 7:41am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Still have lots of loaded ammo in lots of 20 or so with different powders and bullets left over from my pre-consolidation day. So like Lynn said about blasting off extras, I'll step out with my multiple loads and attack the evil coke cans that lurk in my woods. Yeah, its pretty cool to just go blast.

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REM1875 wrote:
I have unfortunately had the glue come loose on some of
my labels which limits the guns I can shoot some of
these partial boxes in.

But I am working on it and have improved my labeling
system.


Had that issue years ago. I still use stick on lables for box and bag but I also put the same data on a slip of paper inside the container to prevent a loss of information should the outer lable becomes lost. May sound anal retentive but it has paid off a few times.

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Posted: July 04 2017 at 6:18am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I have to use a piece of scotch tape over the new Dymo labels on some of the plastic cases but it works great. Craig

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Posted: July 04 2017 at 6:35am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Thanks Gents
yes inside labels are now mandatory.....

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Posted: July 05 2017 at 3:54pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Desert Eagle41 wrote:
Interesting as I never shot my
41 enough to form am opinion one way or the other but
being a reloader I feel if you work long enough with a
round you can usually get it to work very well in any
gun. Craig


I agree Craig seems like there is a load good enough to
make most everything a shooter.

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Posted: July 08 2017 at 10:57am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

OK in an effort to keep cleaning up I loaded 40 cal that I found clean cases and had some 165g HST pull downs I could load and it was great having room to operate on the work bench for a change!!!! I also redid my powder measure better and that worked great also. I even had to stop every so often to say to my self"where can I put this" and the answer was right in front of me on the work bench. Room to spare and I will never let it get that bad again. Craig

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Posted: July 26 2017 at 1:03pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Here is a good laugh for you all I hope. I am loading the 40 cal hollow base 165g bullets I sorted out of the mess on the workbench. Found a coffee can marked 40 cal but as I was resizing and primering I found a bunch of 41 AE and some 45 as well. Surprise surprise!!! need the 41 AE bad or would like to reload some without shooting the ones I have. I guess I am up to 25 or so but I think there are more in the coffee can and i will sort those next. Cleaning up has it's benefits and I am liking it more and more. Craig

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Posted: July 27 2017 at 4:46pm | IP Logged Quote noylj

Try loading a bunch of rounds and, when you are ready to really do some
shooting for groups, the bullet company goes out of business...

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Posted: July 27 2017 at 10:52pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

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I don't even want to talk about it

They often don't go out out of business but decided to
use a new "improved" bullet and dropped my favorite that
I liked a hell of lot more than their 'new' model - has
happened more that once - 'Silver Tips' for example.
Happened to me just recently in some 41 mags that I was
using in 41 Spl rounds and I fired the last of them
before I figured it out   

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