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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.40-65 Winchester

 .40-65 Winchester
Warning! Notes: Shiloh Model 1874 Sharps 30-inch barrel and Montana Vintage Arms 6x scope. All bullets used SPG lube, and all brass was Winchester brand. Chronograph notes are for both five-shot groups fired at 100 yards. The rounds fired for group at 300 yards were not chronographed. (Handloader Issue #238)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
408 FN RCBS 40-400CSA Swiss 1 1/2 Fg Subscribe 1,193
Remarks: Remington 2 1/2 Large Pistol primer used; extreme spread (fps): 10; 100-yard groups (inches): 2 1/8; 300-yard groups (inches): 7 1/2
408 FN RCBS 40-400CSA Swiss 1 1/2 Fg Subscribe 1,195
Remarks: Remington 2 1/2 Large Pistol primer used; extreme spread (fps): 8; 100-yard groups (inches): 2 1/2; 300-yard groups (inches): 8.0
425 Pt Brooks custom mould Swiss 1 1/2 Fg Subscribe 1,177
Remarks: CCI Bench Rest primers used; extreme spread (fps): 9; 100-yard groups (inches): 1 5/8; 300-yard groups (inches): 2 1/2
425 Pt Brooks custom mould Swiss 1 1/2 Fg Subscribe 1,181
Remarks: CCI Bench Rest primers used; extreme spread (fps): 7; 100-yard groups (inches): 1 5/8; 300-yard groups (inches): 5.0