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Old 03-08-2017, 04:50 PM
BennyS BennyS is offline
 
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Default 155 grain Amax

Anyone use this bullet with IMR 4064? I can't find any data. I tried hornady, hodgdon and none of my data manuals have any info. I have both 9th and 10 th editions of hornady manuals and niether list 4064
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:00 PM
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Sorry I know it's not A max but
https://load-data.nosler.com/load-da...6-springfield/
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:03 PM
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Here is some data I have for this bullet/powder.

30-06
155gr A-Max
IMR4064
CCI200 Primer
COL = 3.230"

44.2gr 2441 ft/s
48.9gr 2737 ft/s
53.6gr 2995 ft/s

If you're going to use this in an M1 keep it around 2700 ft/sec.

-Eric
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Eric
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:19 PM
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You basically can use the data for Varget with 4064. Throughout the data there's isn't more than a couple .2-5gr difference between the two except at minimum loads where 4064 needs about 1gr higher charge. With match bullets it's almost never necessary to try and cherry pick data for the exact bullet manufacturer. I run 46gr 4064 behind any 155gr bullet I have loaded. A-max which I never got decent accuracy out of and Nosler CC's which I get excellent accuracy with. The oddest part about Hornady data is they recommend a COL of only 3.240" with 155 A-max M1 loads yet they load their own M1 A-max ammo at 3.280-3.285" When I did load a few, I loaded it at 3.285" Noslers I load at 3.30".

My suggestion would be to start your load development at about 44gr and work up to a max of 47. Somewhere in there you'll find the sweet spot.

Note that there have been reports of distorted and separated polymer tips when A-max bullets are used in an M1 possibly csused by the way rounds are loaded and chambered from the enbloc.

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Old 03-09-2017, 05:50 AM
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Thanks! I don't usually use Amax in the M1, just have a box I want to shoot. Usually use Sierra 150 gr HPBT.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:48 AM
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Default 155 amax

I had one 03A3 that really liked this load.
155amax 48.9 IMR4064
Sub MOA 5 shot groups

Its a little to hot for an M1
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:19 AM
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My load for that bullet was 48 grn. 4064. My M1's and 03A3 really liked it. I moved away from it to a lighter bullet.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:17 PM
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I do know the Amax stuff they issued at Perry for a couple of years was nice..Why do I seem to remember them being 150's? Not that 5 grains is gonna make a hill o beans
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:39 PM
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I do know the Amax stuff they issued at Perry for a couple of years was nice..Why do I seem to remember them being 150's? Not that 5 grains is gonna make a hill o beans
You sure it wasn't 168gr? The M1 Garand specific A-Max rounds the CMP sold several years ago were 168gr.

I never had really good luck with the A-Maxs in my M1s. The action always beat up with the plastic tip enough to give me fliers. I could extract rounds and see the tips bent or smashed up.
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