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Old 10-24-2016, 08:49 AM
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Admittedly this is a small sampling but last year I pulled the Nosler Custom Competition 168 gr BTHP bullets of 19 rounds in a can purchased from CMP in 2012 and replaced them with Sierra GameKing 165's so I would have a few rounds to hunt with. For some reason I weighed the powder charges as I went along, and recorded a low charge of 41.2 grains; highest of 41.7; nine of 19 were 41.4 grains. Not stated on the label but IIRC Atomic used Varget powder. I have previously fired at least one 200 round can in my M1A and CMP Special with no ill results. Will probably check the charge in any I use going forward based on this and earlier thread.
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