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Old 09-12-2017, 05:21 PM
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My new Service Grade from the CMP. I need to work up a deer load but I know there are timing issues with the Garand. I will be using a 150gr Sierra Pro Hunter and have the following powders: IMR4064, 4350, 4895; H4350, 4895, Varget; RL15,17&19. Any suggestions on any of the above? The rifle has a heavy trigger but not terrible. Here is my last group after dialing it in.



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Old 09-12-2017, 07:10 PM
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46 to 47 grains of IMR4895 and you should be good to go. Look in the "how to" section of the forum and there will be trigger job instructions
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:54 PM
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[SIZE=3] . . . .Any suggestions on any of the above? . . . . . .
The only suggestion I have is . . . .

Trade in that can of IMR 4061 for a can of IMR 4064!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:02 AM
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The only suggestion I have is . . . .

Trade in that can of IMR 4061 for a can of IMR 4064!
Hey, I'm soon 72......us old guys have typos. 4064 is my favorite powder by the way.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 AM
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My match load is 46-46.5gr Varget or 4064 behind a 155gr Nosler CC. Anything between 45 and 48 gr of those or 4895 should serve you well once you find the sweet spot. I load to 3.30" OAL CCI200 primers, no crimp.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:00 AM
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My match load is 46-46.5gr Varget or 4064 behind a 155gr Nosler CC. Anything between 45 and 48 gr of those or 4895 should serve you well once you find the sweet spot. I load to 3.30" OAL CCI200 primers, no crimp.
Thanks! This is going to be a deer load so I'll start at 46.6 and work up to around 50-50.5 as I'd like to get upwards of 2850-2900'/sec.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:17 AM
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Thanks! This is going to be a deer load so I'll start at 46.6 and work up to around 50-50.5 as I'd like to get upwards of 2850-2900'/sec.
What kinda deer you shootin'? Seems unnecessary to push such high charges in a service rifle for whitetail.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:54 PM
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Thanks! This is going to be a deer load so I'll start at 46.6 and work up to around 50-50.5 as I'd like to get upwards of 2850-2900'/sec.
You don't need a load that hot. Bad for you, bad for the rifle, generally bad for accuracy. You are obviously looking at data for bolt guns. Take a look at what's in your hands. It ain't a bolt gun and, though you have chosen the right powders, you are contemplating using data in excess of established data for a Garand. Start around 45gr and work up to no higher than 48-50 with 50 being far higher than you'll ever need. You gain nothing loading close to max for the rifle and it's 99% doubtful you increase accuracy or killing power by doing so. You don't need the velocity you are trying to achieve. I kill Mule deer DRT with a 277 Wolverine at 200 yards pushing a 110gr Accubond at 2300-2400 FPS MV. Pick the right bullet for the performance you need in the velocity and load you can safely and comfortably shoot in your rifle and you'll be far better off. Accubonds, Pro-hunters, Partitions, even Corelokts.

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Old 09-13-2017, 02:39 PM
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Thanks! This is going to be a deer load so I'll start at 46.6 and work up to around 50-50.5 as I'd like to get upwards of 2850-2900'/sec. Great....I just retired from health care 2 years ago ...getting rusty and need some face and chest trauma to keep my skills up....so your in New Haven Michigan .....when do you plan to go hunting I can get Hospital Privileges instated there at the ER....let me know....we'll have the Trauma team ready. Your pushing the weapon to beyond its Max Limits Sir. Boom.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:17 PM
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Thanks! This is going to be a deer load so I'll start at 46.6 and work up to around 50-50.5 as I'd like to get upwards of 2850-2900'/sec. Great....I just retired from health care 2 years ago ...getting rusty and need some face and chest trauma to keep my skills up....so your in New Haven Michigan .....when do you plan to go hunting I can get Hospital Privileges instated there at the ER....let me know....we'll have the Trauma team ready. Your pushing the weapon to beyond its Max Limits Sir. Boom.
Wrong fella.

But, it's ok. I don't mind having that peace of mind anyways!
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