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#5637505 - 03/06/15 08:35 AM Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely?
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This stuff is a no joke powder for my sub-compact XD. I can feel the shockwave hit my face when shooting. I don't mind it too much since it's accurate but don't want to damage anything. I know I could lower the charge but I like my pistol rounds at their fullest velocity.


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#5637624 - 03/06/15 09:23 AM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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It shouldn't be any harder on the gun than any other powder unless your pushing too hard.
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#5637643 - 03/06/15 09:33 AM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Could that be cause by an amount of powder that cant be burned completely before the bullet exits? Perhaps too slow a powder?
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#5638084 - 03/06/15 02:23 PM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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If you are running an over max load, then you will wear out the frame and springs before you wear out the barrel. But 700X is a good, low charge weight powder for the 40 cal in almost all bullet weights. I wouldn't call it a "I like my pistol rounds at their fullest velocity" powder, since it's a little faster burning. If you want a fast load, pick up some Blue Dot, HS-6, 800X for it, and it will really come alive!
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#5638441 - 03/06/15 06:33 PM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
tenyearsgone Offline
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It's at the max load and I'm not really into pushing it over. Just because you said it'll come alive I'm you g to try one of those other flavors. It really felt like I was shooting a .44 with that small pistol.

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#5638837 - 03/06/15 09:35 PM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I guessed you're shooting a .40 S&W and a 165-grain Sierra. Why? Can't say...maybe I remember something I don't realize I remember? Or maybe I missed. Whatever, I can run these for free and I like fooling with it.

Code:
Cartridge          : .40 S&W (SAAMI)
Bullet             : .400, 165, Sierra JHP FN 8445
Useable Case Capaci: 11.248 grain H2O = 0.730 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 1.135 inch = 28.83 mm
Barrel Length      : 3.5 inch = 88.9 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 34809 psi, or 240 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 115 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

14 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 90%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
Alliant POWER PISTOL               101.3      8.3     0.54    1167    85.9    34809    7612   0.385  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate No.7                       97.0     10.8     0.70    1153    74.4    34809    7405   0.384  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori 3N37                    102.7      8.2     0.53    1140    94.0    34809    6763   0.388  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant UNIQUE                     103.2      6.9     0.45    1139    99.2    34809    6535   0.395  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant HERCO                      115.0      7.5     0.48    1135    97.0    33920    6784   0.399  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N350                    106.1      8.0     0.52    1134    94.3    34809    6588   0.386  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate No.9                      105.0     11.6     0.75    1120    66.6    34809    6835   0.385  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori 3N38                    115.0      9.7     0.63    1107    77.4    32403    6754   0.399  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N330                     95.4      6.5     0.42    1107   100.0    34809    5446   0.393  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N340                     99.2      6.8     0.44    1107    99.2    34809    5866   0.393  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon Universal                   94.8      6.3     0.41    1104   100.0    34809    5587   0.401  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate Solo 1250                 100.2      6.2     0.40    1082   100.0    34809    5158   0.394  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate No.2                       90.9      6.3     0.41    1079    97.1    34809    5539   0.392  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant 2400                       115.0     11.3     0.73    1068    60.2    29217    6617   0.418
Alliant GREEN DOT                   96.8      5.6     0.36    1060   100.0    34809    4806   0.405  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N320                     92.1      5.6     0.36    1059   100.0    34809    4664   0.402  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Ramshot Enforcer                   115.0     12.2     0.79    1059    59.4    28942    6563   0.417
Accurate Nitro 100                  93.8      5.1     0.33    1054   100.0    34809    4716   0.399  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant BLUE DOT                   115.0      9.7     0.63    1051    69.3    28293    6425   0.429
Norma R123                         115.0     11.9     0.77    1047    68.7    22400    7885   0.462
Accurate Solo 1000                  93.2      5.4     0.35    1038   100.0    34809    4449   0.402  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant RED DOT                     98.0      5.1     0.33    1036   100.0    34809    4471   0.408  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N105                    115.0      9.3     0.60    1025    73.8    24617    6480   0.447
Accurate 4100                      115.0     12.3     0.80    1010    53.6    28031    5762   0.428
Norma R1                            98.9      5.2     0.34    1003   100.0    34809    4053   0.417  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

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#5639742 - 03/07/15 01:20 PM Re: Will 700x wear my XD-40 out prematurely? [Re: tenyearsgone]
jayhunter77 Offline
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Follow a good reloading manual always

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