Help me work up my .40 load
I did about 200 rounds of 155gr Hornady XTPs last week. It was all that was in stock for bullets, and I did 7.6gr of HS-6. They shot fine.
I bought a few thousand 180gr Hornady FMJ's from midway, and I need to work up a load for them. I understand how to work up a hunting load for a rifle, but not quite so much a load for a pistol.
Obviously you need enough energy to cycle the action. For light practice loads, do people mostly stay with a charge light enough to reliably do that and no more?
For defensive practice rounds, I think I would work it up to the same muzzle velocity as my Speer Gold Dots as long as I don't exceed max charge, to produce a similar shooting round. I assume that's right.
What about for shooting IDPA?
I guess I think there's probably a different round you could build for each purpose. I have no idea how to work up a pistol round.