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Old 03-01-2010, 08:02 PM
MarkB MarkB is offline
 
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Default Hornady M1 Garand Loads

Hornady's recommendation for M1 loads for 150 gr indicated several powders, any one build any of these loads using H335, AA 2495, AA 2520, VIHT N-125, or RL-12, if so, what have been the results? I have seen many posts recommending the usual IMR 4895, Varget, and (H4895 which I personally use 44.8 gr with 150gr Sierra Match King or 150gr M2 Ball with great results at 100yrds). I am considering trying a different powder just to compare, but wanted some input from and opinions.

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:22 PM
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Default Alternate Powder

Try using IMR 4064. Very close to 4895. I have had really good results with it. Just follw the charts.(Garands)
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:02 PM
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Hornady's recommendation for M1 loads for 150 gr indicated several powders, any one build any of these loads using H335, AA 2495, AA 2520, VIHT N-125, or RL-12, if so, what have been the results? I have seen many posts recommending the usual IMR 4895, Varget, and (H4895 which I personally use 44.8 gr with 150gr Sierra Match King or 150gr M2 Ball with great results at 100yrds). I am considering trying a different powder just to compare, but wanted some input from and opinions.

Thanks
If you reload for several different calibers then Varget is my goto powder. Very temperature stable, meters well and I've never had a complaint with it.

Eric
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:33 AM
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Default Reloader 12

I think WAS simply repackaged IMR 4895.

I doubt it has been available for at least 15 years and there wasn't much around even then.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:47 AM
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I have used N-135 with the Hornaday 150 FMJBT. I use 47.5g of 135, this is a load I worked up before I saw the Hornaday info. it worked out perfect, very, very accurate in my service grade. I started with 44g and worked up in 1/2g increments until I got the best group, 47.5g was the ticket. the only down side is its harder to find N-135 around here. normally I use Varget, 45g gave me the best group with that.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:53 AM
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MarkB,
I worked up a loading of 44.8 grs. of IMR 4895, 150 gr. Sierra Match King and Remington primer in a HXP case. It gave the best results with my M1. I also have some surplus RG 4895 I bought from Widener,s last year but I haven't started using it yet.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:40 PM
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Thanks to all for your input, Ive been lucky with my reloads with the H4985 @44.8 gr, using LC brass and #34 CCI primers, M2 ball FMJ 150gr and Sierra Match King 150 gr. I'm shooting 4 to 5 inch groups off of a bench rest @ 100 yrds, (I wont say how I shoot off hand, its embarrassing). I know that is about as good as you can get without getting into making Match loads, but just wanted to try something different.

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