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Old 03-13-2017, 05:13 PM
Mauser48 Mauser48 is offline
 
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Default 110 grain in garand

I have some of the 110 grain sierra 30 cal hollow points that I'd like to try in my M1 and 1903-A3. I remember you guys saying these are the go to for a couple hundred yards. I want to use Imr 4064. How many grains is safe for a garand? My sierra book starts at around 50 which sounds like way too much for a garand.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:22 PM
t.c.a.f t.c.a.f is offline
 
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Around 2900 fps is what is advised, I use slightly less than 50. Works for me in both rifles. Ceresco will be around shortly to confirm and probably add more insight!
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:40 PM
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I've been using 47.0 grains with a 150 grain bullets and that load looks like it will work well with a 168 grain mk too. I assume that would be OK with a 110 too?
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:01 PM
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I have been shooting 49 grains of 4064 or Varget with the Sierra 110 with no ill effects. Good accuracy.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:13 AM
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I also have become a believer in 110s..50 gr was fine but 48-49 works well..Test your rifle/load combo.. Fantastic for rapid fire..Site barely leaves the black..As a side note..the OAL seems really short but the jump hasn't seemed to hurt accuracy a bit..I went 7 years without a Gold Medal until shooting these and now I have 3 under my belt..
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:04 AM
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I recently shot 20 rounds through my M1 with 110 grain 30 carbine bullets. 45 grains of Varget. No crony data BUT I was just a tad low on my normal zero. I managed to shoot those to my skill level and put 17 shots in the black.
So if these little fat cheap bullets can fly well out of a M1 (and yes they fed with only 1 hang up) your bullets should do well. I'm tempted to pick some up and see how low of a powder charge I can achieve and still have 100% function and accuracy out to 200 yards.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:27 AM
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I recently shot 20 rounds through my M1 with 110 grain 30 carbine bullets. 45 grains of Varget. No crony data BUT I was just a tad low on my normal zero. I managed to shoot those to my skill level and put 17 shots in the black.
So if these little fat cheap bullets can fly well out of a M1 (and yes they fed with only 1 hang up) your bullets should do well. I'm tempted to pick some up and see how low of a powder charge I can achieve and still have 100% function and accuracy out to 200 yards.
I have often wondered the same..How low you can go before it fails to function or accuracy goes to heck..I have loaded them down to 42 for a ten year old to shoot and function was still fine..POI did change some but I didn't spend any time firing it myself..The little Duffer sure enjoyed shooting the Great Old Warhorse..
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:23 AM
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buy a Hornady load manual and see.. Hornady has specific data for the M-1. Although it doesn't list 110 grain bullet...I was thinking .270 sorry.

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:50 AM
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buy a Hornady load manual and see.. Hornady has specific data for the M-1.
Hornady M1 data does not include 110s. You have to be a bit of an experimenter. I just used the starting load from the Sierra manual (not M1 specific) and results are fine.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:30 AM
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I've not tried the lower limits of M1 function with 110gr bullets since 2800-2900 fps meets my match requirements (which includes 200yds.) Testing 168gr cast bullets, functon was marginal ar 32grs IMR 4895 and 100% at 34grs in several issue M1s. The jacketed 110s probably aren't much different. Faster powders such as 3031 and 4895 are better with reduced loads. Other than the carbine bullet(s), most .30 cal 110s are varmint quality and give consistently good accuracy. The OAL is short, 3.09" typically. The "jump to the lands is a problem only in the minds of some...try 52gr bullets in an AR. Good Shooting. ...
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