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    40 cal powder, what say you?

    What's your favorite? Currently, I only have one of the recommended powders for 40 S&W, which is HS-6. Looks fine to me, but other powders have a broader range of use and I was just curious as to what others here do. I'm looking at driving a 180 gr. XTP hollowpoint toward the higher end of the powder scale, eventually.
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    FFFg?

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    Longshot is my .40 powder of choice for full power loads.
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    Same here...9.0 gr. Longshot behind 150 gr. Nosler JHPs.
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    Longshot here as well.
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    Longshot for the higher end of load

    HP-38 for all other loads

    I shoot 140gr , 165gr and 180gr
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    HP-38
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    I don't even see any loadings for HP-38 in my Hornady book. I need to look at the Lyman book for a similar bullet.
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    ETR7 or Tite Group Hodgdon
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    According to Hodgdon reloading data online, with a 180 grain bullet HP-38 will get you 872-984 fps. Longshot will get you 1013-1150 fps. Titegroup will get you 901-988 fps.
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