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Posted: 8/20/2006 7:23:44 PM EDT
someone I trust suggested 46.0 grains of 4895 with a 168 gr bullet for my custom M1. Other thoughts or opinions are welcome, I'm starting from scratch. I've reloaded custom ammo for a number of pistols and bolt rifles, but I love my garand and want to feed it the best, so I'm looking for all available info.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:47:05 PM EDT
Thats a good starting point, depending on your brass. May need to work up a bit.

Link Posted: 8/20/2006 9:29:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 1:52:39 PM EDT
The army loads 50 grns of IMR 4895, 173 grn bullet, uncrimped primers, OAL 3.34.

Developes 50,000 psi at 2640 FPS at 78 ft from the muzzle.
This is for the Rifle, cal, .30, M1 NM and Cal 30 NM rifles, 03 Springfields)

This is right out of TM 43-0001-27

I have shot tons of this through my NM M1, the only changes I ever made was mexican match, pulling the military 173 and replacing it with the SMK 168 for 2-300 yds and 180s for 600-1000 yards. However depending on the barrel some M1's shoot the 173s better then the SMKs.

I ran sniper schools for the Alaska national guard when they were using the MIC&D, some shot the smks some shot the 173s

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Your milage may very
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 8:21:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 8:03:00 AM EDT
I'm using 47.0 Gr Varget with a 168gr SMK CCI200 primer LC cases trimmed to 2.485" and the bullets are seated .020 off the lands which gives me a COAL of 3.340"

Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:12:28 PM EDT
Its a SA M1 with a # in the 1.4 million range. Its got a new criterion barrel and a bedded stock.

I'm using milsurp brass ( I HATE removing primer crimps by now) and #34 primers. I'm still experimenting with bullets, but so far like the hornady BTSPs.

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