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Old 01-07-2018, 10:44 AM
Gustro79 Gustro79 is online now
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Default M1 Garand 110gr load info request

I know there is some info out there on this but it is not totally complete. I am trying to get an accurate 200yd high-power load.

I bought a bunch of 110gr "blemished" Nosler Varmageddon bullets and my first attempt with around 50gr of Varget was less than spectacular. I plan to try it with IMR4895.

-Can you experts post a few 110gr formulas? Bullet, powder, primer, brass, COL and crimp or no crimp please.

-Anyone using cheap 110 bullets such as plated or carbine bullets with success?


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Old 01-07-2018, 12:56 PM
la Fiere la Fiere is offline
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This has worked for me with 110 grain Speer HotCor bullets. Should be more or less the same with your Hornady's.

47.0 grains of 3031
Tula large rifle magnum primer
3.10" COAL
HXP brass
no crimp
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:01 PM
Kestrel4k Kestrel4k is offline
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There isn't as much written about 3031 compared to other Garand powders; I confess to also being interested as I'd like to work up an accurate 110gr load myself, and have a pound of 3031 that isn't doing anyrhing. Thanks for that,
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:10 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
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Search these forums. There is plenty of info on these loads there. The good 110gr bullets at 2900 fps are a proven 100-200 match load. Standard is a 110gr Speer HP or Hornady spire point with a faster M1 powder, magnum primer @3.09" OAL, no crimp, any brass. The standard 110gr Carbine bullets or plated variety are not recommended, although I have seen some good results at 100yds from bolt rifles. Have also seen great results from the 100 gr Lapua and a M1!! The 125gr Speer TNT is another good possibility. Cold weather can cause ignition problems with these loads. VarGet especially. I do not trust bullets with plastic tips..... Good Shooting...... .

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Old 01-10-2018, 08:59 PM
Zut Zut is offline
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Ceresco... at 1-2 times the speed of sound, aerodynamic frictional heating can easily be up in the 600-700 degree F range. Nylon plastic starts to soften at about 500F. It would be interesting to see what the nylon plastic tip of a bullet looks like at 600 yards. I am guessing that Hornady and Sierra are now using PEEK (poly ether ether ketone) for their plastic tips. PEEK is said to be good to 700 degrees F. Even then, I worry that the plastic tips might be damaged by my seating die. One more thing to worry about...
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:15 PM
Gustro79 Gustro79 is online now
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Early 110gr testing in my rifle shows a slight accuracy edge for the 47gr 3031/110 hornady load vs the 4895, 4064 and Varget, all tested at around 2900-3000 FPS. I'm sure other rifles will yield different results.

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