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40MM .45 ACP Re-loadable Aluminum Casing. Smokeless.


Our new 40 MM high performance Shell.

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This brand new, unused 40 MM shell utilizes a .45 ACP blank cartridge for propulsion. This is shell is designed to be used with smokeless powder. For easy maintenance, the base on this shell screws apart via a pin wrench. All our shells are designed for best possible results.

Shell Specs

  • Shell Length: 5.0″
  • Inside Diameter: 1.385″
  • Inside Depth: 4.0″

Load Data:

Wads: .016” Copper

Primer: 2 ½ Large Pistol Primer

Powder Grain weight of Charge Results
452AA 5 grains Very good load power
473AA 5 grains Very good load power
Herco 8 grains Very good load power, best
PB 3 grains Good load
4 grains Very Good load power
5 grains Very good load power
6 grains Too powerful, Do not use.
Bullseye 3 grains Good load
4 grains Good load
5 grains Very good load power
Unique 3 grains Good load
4 grains Good load
5 grains Very good load power
6 grains Too powerful, do not use

The best option for wads is the .016 Copper. One casing was loaded 15 times with the 8 grain loads and a solid carrier for weight and resistance, and the casing and vent plug performed perfectly (THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND IS DANGEROUS). Each loading had very nice recoil, no primer push, and no signs of too much stress.

Each load in the table above was loaded 5 times, in the same casing, to check for power, and to make sure the loads were safe, and could be duplicated without casings wearing out, or the loads causing stress that might cause a casing to fail. These are simply guidelines and anyone attempting to load their casings must understand injury and/or death can be a result of loading your own shell. Pace Launcher Casings LLC. cannot be held responsible for injury caused using our loading guidelines as they are simply “guidelines” and cannot be guaranteed to work.

This information is courtesy of George L. Confer. For a unbiased review of our products by the “launcher king” please visit

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Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 5 × 1 × 1 in
40mm Tube Length

4 inch, 5 inch