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Old 06-06-2019, 09:56 AM
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However the Hornady loading manual only lists load by bullet weight, not by brand or type.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:51 AM
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I weighed the 150gr slugs from the various manufacturers. I measured them from slug base to ogive. They weighed the same and the slug base to ogive number was comparable. A better question:

I used the manual's powder charge for M1 Garand, in a Greek HXP case, which was below the maximum charge. Does the manual list the M1 Garand charges based on a civilian cas or a military case? The 45 grains I used, is it considered 46grains charge in terms of pressure, because I used the Military case?

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Old 06-06-2019, 09:40 PM
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Some cartridges are sensitive to case weight and some weights vary a lot by manufacturer. The .308/7.62mm and .303 British come to mind. The 30-06 is not particularly sensitive and case weights do not vary enough to affect most loadings. Mil brass falls into the same weight range as common commercial brass. In short: don't worry about it. Good Shooting. ......
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:02 PM
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However the Hornady loading manual only lists load by bullet weight, not by brand or type.
But they only show pictures of their bullets, with WT. and BC's listed. Nosler does the same with their reloading info too. JMTCW
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:20 AM
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Bullet manufacturers only test and list their own bullets.

Lyman does no testing, merely re-publishing bullet manufacturers' data.

Things to keep in mind.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:23 AM
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Lyman 48th Edition, pg 9: "....is the result of over three years work and many thousands of rounds assembled and fired by our handbook staff" Good Shooting. ...
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:53 PM
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Lyman 48th Edition, pg 9: "....is the result of over three years work and many thousands of rounds assembled and fired by our handbook staff" Good Shooting. ...
I stand corrected.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:56 PM
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This is a really interesting topic because I have yet to ever see some sort of quantified proof of what powders are "safe" in the M14. Especially Varget because as others have pointed out the manufacturer states it is nearly identical to 4064.

Glen Zediker, a very experienced person I respect, is lacking any proof that Varget isn't acceptable.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:00 AM
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So I actually managed to go to the range! Shot My first reloads out of My 1903a3 and they're really cool. Not as much recoil as the HXP delinked machine gun ammo We all know and love. 45gr varget, 150fmj slug, was what I was shooting, which I had figured would be fine for the M1. Now, to actually shoot some for accuracy and out of an M1.

I'm starting in on about a 1000 pieces of 30 carbine next. Have put a few thru the LEE three die set's Full Length Sizing die which really stretches them. I get the feeling these will be alot easier to reload than the 308/30-06 stuff. I have about 1000 pieces of 38 special on deck which I am guessing is alot easier than 30 carbine to reload. I'd like to get a Henry lever action in 38/357 once they release it with the slide gate and tube magazine like they're doing with the 30-30.

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