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Posted: 12/29/2005 2:17:13 PM EDT
I was a good boy this year so Santa (me) bought a Garand and an Enfield. Can anyone send me your pet loads? I have been reloading for years and know the is and outs of all the safety stuff but was looking for what has worked well for others
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:40:38 PM EDT
The M1 is easy to load for. Find bullets in 150-170gr weights (not heavier or lighter), and start testing using IMR 4895 at about 47gr. A 150gr pill with 47gr 4895 under it very much approximate M2 Ball ammo.

I use Korean brass and Nosler 155gr HPBT match bullets over around 46gr 4895. Works quite well.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:01:53 PM EDT
Check any Garand forum. Garand loads are pretty much carved in stone because of the gas system / op rod operation. They're proven to work and won't blow up or wreck your rifle.

As to the Enfield, which one? P14, 1917, or SMLE?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:50:44 PM EDT
check 303british.com for some good .303 loads.

I have good luck with 150gr. spire point Hornady's, with 39gr. of Reloader 15 and CCI LR primers. Very accurate, not super-hot load.

I also have good luck with 174gr. match kings in front of 43.5gr. of RE15.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:45:40 PM EDT
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