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Old 04-21-2019, 07:47 AM
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Hodgdon says 48grs is a starting load for a 30-06 with125gr bullet. How can 47grs be max?? You can safely use any listed load in the lower half of the charge range for M1s. I do agree that light loads (and bullets) are all that is needed for 200yd match shooting. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:34 AM
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Chrono results of 130gr Speer hp and 125gr sst bullets under 47.5 gr h4895 show velocities out of a M1 of 2500-2600 FPS. Not a very hot load. Recoil is less and ejection pattern changes to about 2:30 from the normal 1:00.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:01 AM
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I know apples/oranges, but the 125gr and 130gr speer have both been outstanding in an AR style 300 blackout pistol I "built".

In that application they feed wonderfully and are as accurate and consistent than I am. For the price, I think they're great bullets.

I can reload for $.23 per round, and that's a win for me.
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:03 PM
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Should have said "max for an M1." No tested M1 loads for 125s, so your opinion (guess) is as good as mine. I certainly would not exceed 47 in an M1, but bolt guns..........higher.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:43 PM
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I've been running 48gr +/- of H4895 with 110 and 125gr bullets for years in my M1's without one single problem with the rifle or brass. Thanks to ceresco for getting me started with those light loads years ago for 200yd work after reading some of his post. I think I started out with IMR3031 which is now my backup powder to H4895. IMR 4064 even pushes them light critters pretty well.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:43 PM
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No... 48grs of H4895 is the 30-06 starting load (2977fps. 41,400 CUP) in the Hodgdon No 27 Data Manual. It is perfectly safe for a M1. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:17 AM
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I was gonna say my 47.2g loads barely operate the action. I made some 46.5 loads and have yet to test them but I suspect they will induce malfunctions. But you never know till you test them.

I split my last batch in half and used a collet crimper on half of them to see if there is any advantage to crimping the light bullet, I almost never crimp.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:25 AM
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Most standard M1s will function 100% with 34grs of 4895. I doubt that any load with 40gs of any M1 powder will demonstrate problems. If you replaced the issue op rod spring with a stiffer aftermarket product, you have a different animal. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:07 AM
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Tested the 46.5 grain loads worked very well, didn’t seem to matter whether it was crimped or not......

125gr tnt 46.5 h4895 collet crimped....
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yg5PcaHmb48cqkmw6

Uncrimped loads
Last 2 are 8 shot groups.....
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KguMtGrt5GU2wsuc8
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:57 PM
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H4895 125tnt 45.9gr.....
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CLWL5X3Ku3UbeXPs6

Will admit to not taking time on last target, one failure to feed. This rifle has all new springs.
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