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Old 12-30-2009, 01:41 AM
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First of all, check the manuals before you load 296 that light. I think the minimum charge-weight in the books is 14.8 grains. WW296 is one of those powders where you toss the exact charges they put down.
Hornady 7th on page 422 has 13.0gr listed as minimum with a 110gr bullet and W296. 14.0gr is listed as giving 1900fps, while 14.9gr is the max charge and 2000fps.

I use 14.6gr with no trouble at all. Seems to be a little bit easier on brass than max, and gave the best accuracy during testing in my carbines. I figure its moving the bullet 1950-1975fps but never chronographed the load (yet). I've used both Hornady and Remington bulk 110gr RN's.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:45 AM
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:46 AM
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Bill Rica has a couple listed.

http://www.billricca.com/carbine.htm

Orion 7 has a new GI listed

http://www.m1garandrifle.com/M1carbine.htm

Then there's Eddy Yuja on GunBroker (81mm)
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:23 AM
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Hornady 7th on page 422 has 13.0gr listed as minimum with a 110gr bullet and W296. 14.0gr is listed as giving 1900fps, while 14.9gr is the max charge and 2000fps.

I use 14.6gr with no trouble at all. Seems to be a little bit easier on brass than max, and gave the best accuracy during testing in my carbines. I figure its moving the bullet 1950-1975fps but never chronographed the load (yet). I've used both Hornady and Remington bulk 110gr RN's.
Different reloading manuals have different recommendations - Lee's Modern Reloading 2nd edition on page 405 calls for 15 gr W296 as the max load.

This is from the CARBINE SHOOTING WITH ACCURACY
Including How To Deal With Some Specific Problems
February 2007
- the link below is located on the CMP Carbine Sales Page:

" As a starting reference for an accurate handload of known properties, Winchester-Western published a loading for the .30 M1 Carbine using their WW296. This loading has been quite satisfactory over a long period of time. WW296 was developed specifically for loading Carbine ammunition. The Winchester WW296 loading duplicates the original USGI ammunition specifications.

The exact Winchester load is:
Powder: Winchester WW296 15.0 grains (considered maximum, do not exceed)
Bullet: Winchester 110 grain hollow soft point
Cases: WW used for data
Primers: WSR used for data
Specifications: 1980 feet per second at 36,000 C.U.P pressure in a 20” barrel. This matches the USGI
velocity spec of 1970 feet per second and is well under the 40,000 C.U.P. pressure spec.

The load has been observed to function any carbine that would work with anything else. A rare few seem to not work well with any load.
"

http://www.thecmp.org/pdfs/CMP_Carbi...Notes_2007.pdf

The WW296 15 gr charge feels the most like the LC 52 - I got with my DCM/NRA WRA that I bought from the original owner - who gave me 60 rounds - I shot 10 of them. This is my experience.

Happy New Year

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