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brandy12 12-24-2009 08:21 PM

Anyone reload Frangible M-160 108.5 Grain in 30-06
 
Anyone reload Frangible M-160 108.5 Grain in 30-06? I am looking for any information on these rounds. Any reloading data will be helpful too. Thank you

sunray 12-25-2009 01:47 AM

Highly unlikely you find M160 bullets for reloading. Not generally available. However, nothing is totally impossible. Use 110 grain data. Won't cycle an M1 Rifle though.

Redleg13a 12-25-2009 10:41 AM

Hi-Tech ammo has these bullets for sale.

Bigdog5981 12-25-2009 12:22 PM

I have relaoded several using very light power charges with SR4759. At short range, they will make a gong target ring as well as a regular bullet. I like them because they are cheap and less likely to stray off the range.

Ericc 12-25-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigdog5981 (Post 33845)
I have relaoded several using very light power charges with SR4759. At short range, they will make a gong target ring as well as a regular bullet. I like them because they are cheap and less likely to stray off the range.

Just to help the search engines and save any new reloaders that didn't catch the initial context of the thread.

SR4759 is a pistol powder. For this type of round you're looking at less then 11 grains.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4710/m22k.jpg


This type of load is danger prone. If you make a mistake and drop a normal charge of this you will blow up your Garand and whoever is holding it.

The reloader must be diligent to the extreme when working these type of loads.

Eric

Bigdog5981 12-25-2009 08:45 PM

This just isn't so. In fact using SR4759 for light rifle loads is one one the advertised features for this powder. Refer to IMR website and you will see.

Ericc 12-25-2009 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigdog5981 (Post 34006)
This just isn't so. In fact using SR4759 for light rifle loads is one one the advertised features for this powder. Refer to IMR website and you will see.

It is indeed listed as such. You'll notice I stated dropping a "normal" charge of powder would be a bad call.

Try dropping 45-50 grains behind a 150gr bullet and watch the rifle disassemble.

Eric

brandy12 12-25-2009 11:11 PM

Can these rounds be loaded to normal specs or will they just explode because of the pressure? I have heard rumors that they were use in machine guns in bombers for practice against armored fighter planes. The planes being shot would not supposedly do any damage. If so they would have had to be loaded to somewhat normal specs to function the gun. Is any of that true?

ismith 12-26-2009 01:59 PM

"I have heard rumors that they were use in machine guns in bombers for practice against armored fighter planes. The planes being shot would not supposedly do any damage. If so they would have had to be loaded to somewhat normal specs to function the gun. Is any of that true?"

Frangible bullets would still damage even the heaviest armored aircraft ( that could fly). Also, most bombers used .50 caliber M2 machineguns. Sounds like a tall tale to me.

daddyscott2001 12-28-2009 01:59 AM

For those of you curious about the history of these rounds, google "operation pinball" and you will see the WW2 development of the rounds and armored aircraft used to train aerial gunners.

Yes, the rounds are available from hi tech for a pretty good price. I have often thought of buying several thousand to load up for the 1903's for inexspensive plinking.

Can anyone who has actually used them attest to accuracy?


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