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    Default Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    Starting to Re load 40 cal, none of the manuals I own have data for this specific combination. Guns: Glock 27, Shield 40.

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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    What powder are you using?

    Hodgdon powder has load data for Berry's 165gn:

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol

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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    Using Alliant BE-86, I’ll check out Hodgdon powder. Reloading supplies are scares in my area finding it would be the problem. Thanks

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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    Here's a FAQ from Berry's that should prove useful:

    https://www.berrysmfg.com/faq#FAQ5

    Question: Do you have load data available? COL or OAL?

    Please consult load data books or your powder manufacturers' website for load information. You can use any published data as long as it is the same weight (FMJ, Lead, Plated, etc.)

    -Standard Plate Bullets max velocity- 1,250 fps.

    -Thick Plate Bullets (TP) max velocity- 1,500 fps.

    For SAAMI MAX COL specs or OAL of the bullet please click HERE.

    We recommend a light crimp on the bullet, just enough to put pressure against the bullet without denting or deforming the plating. If you were to pull the bullet out of a case with the proper crimp you would find no more than a scratch on the surface of the plating. If you are denting or deforming the bullet, your accuracy will suffer and the bullet may start to tumble before it hits the target.

    Here are websites with load data information,

    https://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html

    http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-con...ec_1-23-14.pdf

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx
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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloade...=331&bdid=1222

    This should get you started. Don't see specific data for plated bullets but this should at least let you get an idea.

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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCitySlim View Post
    Using Alliant BE-86, I’ll check out Hodgdon powder. Reloading supplies are scares in my area finding it would be the problem. Thanks
    Try Natchez for powder.
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    Default Re: Any Data for BE-86/Berry’s 165 Flat Point

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCitySlim View Post
    Starting to Re load 40 cal, none of the manuals I own have data for this specific combination. Guns: Glock 27, Shield 40.
    There is a page devoted to both the 40 S&W and BE-86. You can find it by going to the BE-86 product page.

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloade...px?powderid=38


    Reloading for two or more firearms will be a compromise. No two firearms shoot exactly the same way. You'll have to move around a bit through the charge weights to find something that is "best" for both firearms.

    Light loads can sometimes lead to pressure excursions. see http://www.reloadammo.com/liteload.htm Light loads can also lead to double charging. Be careful out there.

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