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Old 11-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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I need a good safe recipe for reloading my m1garand. I've read all kinds of info on powders, bullet weights and primers. Imr 4895 with a 168gr bullet and a winchester lr primer best duplicates m78 ball. Any suggestions?



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Old 11-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Morning! I don't load 168 grainers for my Garands but according to Hornady's 7th edition's garand data section:

IMR4895 with a 168gr buillet:

Start: 39.6 gr
Max: 47.1 gr
Max C.O.L. - 3.240

Start low, work your way up and have fun!

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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What would you recommend for a bullet weight?

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My favorite load that is very accurate and a good deer load if you ever want to use the Garand to hunt with is 46 gr. of IMR 4895 with a 150 gr. Hornady Interlock bullet. CCI 200 primer.

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Anything to replicate Military M2 ball?

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Hogan,

The new Hornady Manual has a section specific to loading the M-1 Garand. Gunnuts information is right on the money. But normal hot factory 30-06 hunting ammunition should not be fired through the Garand. Could cause damage to the operating rod.

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Well then ill have to get the hornandy manual.

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IIRC Sierra's manual has one as well at the Lyman. Not to sure about the Lyman though.

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You can get good info on line. That's where I got it. Here's the link to the PDF of an old but very informative article:
http://home.comcast.net/~jlemons01/ReloadingForTheM1Rifle_JohnRClarke.pdf

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This is always an option as well if you run out of surplus ammo or don't reload and what to shoot commercial 06 ammo. Or you may have a Garand that's converted to a different caliber like 308.

M1 GARAND ADJUSTABLE GAS SYSTEM - Brownells

DCM Adjustable Gas Plug Wrench WWII-Style M1 Garand Steel Parkerized



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