I figured I would put this to the more experienced members here. Am trying to make my first .40 S&W reloads and coming across something that has me thinking.
First off, I am using 180 grain Rainier round nose plated bullets. Powder is HP-38(Win 231), Winchester small primers, 1x brass.
Looking at the Hodgdon loading sheet, it states the starting load at 4.1 grains going up to 5.0 max. However the Lyman Manual(48th) says the starting load is 5.0, up to 5.6 for max.
My question is which one do I use? To me that is a big difference between 2 different manuals for the same powder. I don't want a kaboom, but I don't want to undercharge either.
Which load would you recommend starting out with. Thanks for any advice you guys could give me.