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Old 12-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default M1 Garand reloading data

Hello,

I understand that Hornady and Sierra both produce M1 Garand reloading information. Would someone send me some scanned pages of either or preferably both?

Is this something that you can request from Sierra or Hornady directly?

Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:52 PM
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http://web.archive.org/web/200006200...rpo/M1load.htm
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:25 PM
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Master Po...FREAKS ME OUT dude...

IMHO though, that's a pretty powerful charge to use for a 150gr bullet using IMR4064. i use 48.2 grains of IMR4064 for a 150 grain bullet and that's for my bolt action Rem700. i would be afraid of over pressure for an M1 Garand using 50.0 grains of IMR4064 with a 150 grain bullet.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:30 PM
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Under the "Ask Each Other Forum Here" there is a Sub Forum right on the Main Page Believe it or Not it is Called Reloading
Whoops here is the link
http://forums.thecmp.org/forumdisplay.php?f=94
you might have better luck there
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:06 AM
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Master Po...FREAKS ME OUT dude...

IMHO though, that's a pretty powerful charge to use for a 150gr bullet using IMR4064. i use 48.2 grains of IMR4064 for a 150 grain bullet and that's for my bolt action Rem700. i would be afraid of over pressure for an M1 Garand using 50.0 grains of IMR4064 with a 150 grain bullet.
Hornady's Garand loads are pretty conservative overall. Old school Garand match loads for 150's are 49-51 gr IMR 4064. Have to take in consideration the differance between powder Lots though.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:58 AM
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IMHO though, that's a pretty powerful charge to use for a 150gr bullet using IMR4064. i use 48.2 grains of IMR4064 for a 150 grain bullet and that's for my bolt action Rem700. i would be afraid of over pressure for an M1 Garand using 50.0 grains of IMR4064 with a 150 grain bullet.
Actually the Sierra manual goes up to 52.1gr of 4064 for a 150gr bullet. 4895 goes up to 51.7. Of course that's for a standard 30-06 load. Garand loads seem to be limited by the rifle itself not the cartridge.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:09 AM
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I've used 48.5 grains of IMR4895 behind a 147/150 grain ball bullet for 25 years with no problems. I've always been told to reduce loads for commercial brass by 1.5 grains when using military brass (supposedly less volume) but weighing the brass shows little difference in weight, so I don't think the capacity is really any different.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:21 PM
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I to use the same load as CNCprogrammer and have for the past 10 years. I shoot it in my 03's, 700 Rem. M70 Win., Garands works just fine for me never a function problem. Shoot mostly on a 250 yard. range in NC. Good advice. Not necessary to load any hotter. Easy on the brass and barrels and plenty hard hitting.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:57 PM
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I've used 48.5 grains of IMR4895 behind a 147/150 grain ball bullet for 25 years with no problems. I've always been told to reduce loads for commercial brass by 1.5 grains when using military brass (supposedly less volume) but weighing the brass shows little difference in weight, so I don't think the capacity is really any different.
This load was recommended by the NRA in March 1986.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:13 PM
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I've used 48.5 grains of IMR4895 behind a 147/150 grain ball bullet for 25 years with no problems. I've always been told to reduce loads for commercial brass by 1.5 grains when using military brass (supposedly less volume) but weighing the brass shows little difference in weight, so I don't think the capacity is really any different.
I am prepping a bunch of assorted brass and getting ready to load 150gr using IMR4895 and have been searching for load data. I have always heard the same thing, reduce when using military brass. Well I decided to check capacity in assorted cases and was surprised by the results, they were all pretty close with WCC52 have more capacity than anything else.

My methods were not exactly scientific, but I filled each case with H380, a fine ball powder, by pouring from a scale pan until full, then scraped off flush with the mouth and then weighed the powder from the case....here are the results in grains of powder....

First commercial brass

RP - 64.0 gr
WW - 64.4 gr
Federal - 64.7 gr
Frontier - 65.4 gr

Then on military brass

TW54 - 63.4 gr
DEN43 - 63.6 gr
SL56 - 63.6 gr
TW53 - 64.2 gr
HXP77 - 64.4 gr
SL43 - 64.8 gr
LC51 - 64.8 gr
WCC52 - 65.3 gr
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