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Old 03-12-2017, 10:58 AM
kb1903 kb1903 is offline
 
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Default Nosler 140's in M1-A?

I have the Nosler 140 grn. CC's. They shoot great out of my 03's and A3"s with 47 Grains of 4064. Doe anybody shoot them in M1-A's with good results? If so, would you mind sharing your loads? I also have H4895 and Varget available. Thanks in advance, Ken
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:30 PM
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43.5 gr of varget shoots well
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:16 AM
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Those are the ones with the cannelure in a weird spot too far up the ogive? I have shot that bullet with really good results..H4895 has worked well.. I also have used IMR 4064 in my M1A and gotten good results.. That is my go to powder for many calibers
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:24 PM
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Those are the ones with the cannelure in a weird spot too far up the ogive? I have shot that bullet with really good results..H4895 has worked well.. I also have used IMR 4064 in my M1A and gotten good results.. That is my go to powder for many calibers
My understanding is that cannelure is way up there because the bullet was originally designed for 300 BO use. As long as you seat it with enough bullet seated to retain adequate neck tension the cannelure can be ignored. With their long boat tail that would mean around 2.65-2.70 OAL. Maybe, if you crimp, a bit longer but not much.

I would think 42gr of 4895, 4064 or Varget would be a good starting point. I run 42gr of Varget or 4064 behind my 155gr Custom Comps in my 308 M1 and AR10 with good results. I'm not sure how much different the M1A recommended loading is but they are not hot loads.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:44 PM
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Thanks Larry. I may just try 4895 and 4064 with 135 grn data. As soon as the range is snow free, 12-18" expected tomorrow, I'll post a report, Ken
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:40 PM
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Thanks Larry. I may just try 4895 and 4064 with 135 grn data. As soon as the range is snow free, 12-18" expected tomorrow, I'll post a report, Ken
Careful about most posted data in data books. It's bolt gun data and loads they recommend will be much too hot. Stick with that 10-12% reduction to start with.
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