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Old 04-12-2018, 04:35 AM
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Ceresco at 44grs of H4895 no problem with function of the M1?
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:32 AM
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Ceresco, Pappy, and others, do you find the H4895 to produce better accuracy than IMR 3031 and IMR 4895 or generally the same accuracy but prefer it due to its measuring characteristics ?
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:09 AM
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Standard M1s semi to function 100% with 34grs of any 4895 and 150gr cast bullets. You can extrapolate to some extent. I have no problems with function at any of the reduced levels I use....and I use the same loads in all the bolt rifles. If your gas system is loose or you have replaced the op rod spring with an aftermarket product, you might have problems below 40gs...but I haven't. I may have some accuracy issues with reduced loads and 3031 possibly due to charge weight variations, powder position or whatever. The fine grain is a big plus with H4895 and most any other powder. Powder choice, assuming you don't get way off the track, is far less important than bullet choice and velocity. Good Shooting. . ADDENDUM: Have been testing the Nosler SPS 125gr .310" red tip blems against the Hornady 110gr spire points. Accuracy is slightly better at 200yds with the Hornady. Don't entirely trust plastic tipped bullets, but so far, so good. The Noslers were too inexpensive to pass up. The .310 diameter and extra 15grs suggests an increased "start pressure" possibly improving performance of reduced loads.... Studied comments welcome..

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Old 04-12-2018, 08:35 AM
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Ceresco, what do the Nosler .310's mic at.
Are they a full 310. ?
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Standard M1s semi to function 100% with 34grs of any 4895 and 150gr cast bullets. You can extrapolate to some extent. I have no problems with function at any of the reduced levels I use....and I use the same loads in all the bolt rifles. If your gas system is loose or you have replaced the op rod spring with an aftermarket product, you might have problems below 40gs...but I haven't. I may have some accuracy issues with reduced loads and 3031 possibly due to charge weight variations, powder position or whatever. The fine grain is a big plus with H4895 and most any other powder. Powder choice, assuming you don't get way off the track, is far less important than bullet choice and velocity. Good Shooting. . ADDENDUM: Have been testing the Nosler SPS 125gr .310" red tip blems against the Hornady 110gr spire points. Accuracy is slightly better at 200yds with the Hornady. Don't entirely trust plastic tipped bullets, but so far, so good. The Noslers were too inexpensive to pass up. The .310 diameter and extra 15grs suggests an increased "start pressure" possibly improving performance of reduced loads.... Studied comments welcome..
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:43 AM
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Yes. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:25 PM
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Yes HD I think H4895 edges out other powders for all those reasons.

Thanks to Ceresco I have to start playing with 44grs +/- H4895 ...

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Old 04-13-2018, 05:21 PM
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Yes HD I think H4895 edges out other powders for all those reasons.

Thanks to Ceresco I have to start playing with 44grs +/- H4895 ...
Ok, ok. I'm gettin' the point. Drove the 70 miles round trip and found a pound of this magical stuff !! The results are on you guys

Should be able to try it out early next week, will let ya know results.. thanks.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:54 PM
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The stuff is good for reduced loads as well
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:13 PM
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The stuff is good for reduced loads as well
Thanks Pappy.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:12 PM
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Well, here are some targets from just about an hour ago. I am either too light with the H4895 or my M1 really likes IMR3031. I noticed my brass was a little more “sooty” and some primers backed out a hair with the H4895 as well.

My son, who shoots my Remington 03A3 a lot tried the same loads as well with his group being tighter with IMR3031.

What do you think... try 48 grains of H4895 as others here have talked about?
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