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fmj 11-16-2011 01:25 PM

Powder question
 
My question is this...

Will IMR 4227 work in my particular rifle? I have 3/4 lb of 4227 i need to burn up.

I read somewhere that its great for a bolt action but in a semi auto, not so much.

I am shooting a Remington Model 4 (basically a (smoother) Remington 7400 action) chambered in 30-06

JonM 11-16-2011 01:51 PM

If you have load data it will work.

fmj 11-16-2011 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 628985)
If you have load data it will work.

Yeah, i have data. Just wondering. Would hate to load up a bunch and not have them cycle the bolt.

JonM 11-16-2011 02:26 PM

Just load 5-10 and try it. You can always pull the bullets and recover the powder and bullet for later

joshfireart 11-17-2011 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmj (Post 628996)
Yeah, i have data. Just wondering. Would hate to load up a bunch and not have them cycle the bolt.

LOAD UM UP I say this only because its 3/4 of a pound and if it dose not cycle the bolt you get good practice clearing the gun

Axxe55 11-17-2011 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmj (Post 628996)
Yeah, i have data. Just wondering. Would hate to load up a bunch and not have them cycle the bolt.

fmj, if the data is in the book is current, should have no problem cycling the action. the load data published is usually for modern firearms, and unless stated otherwise, they don't know whether you have a bolt action or a semi auto or a single shot rifle.

jpattersonnh 11-17-2011 09:37 PM

Your rifle is at the higher end of the food chain for 7400's. If the action is steel, any current data will work. Load from the bottom up if it is a non steel receiver, I would start at the bottom just to be safe.

mudflat 11-17-2011 09:47 PM

Imr 4227
 
I found this, you might find it helpful.

Handloading for All Purpose Use of Big Game Rifles

osprey176 11-24-2011 09:08 PM

IMR 4227 may work in a 30-06,buy is awful fast for that size case.Don't you have a .44 mag or something more suitable?

fmj 11-24-2011 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by osprey176 (Post 635079)
IMR 4227 may work in a 30-06,buy is awful fast for that size case.Don't you have a .44 mag or something more suitable?

Yeah, i came across data for the .44 mag and .357 mag...but i have a pet load for those....18.5 for the .44 or 15 gr for the .357 mag 2400.

I might use it and look see what accuracy i get since i am out of 2400 at the moment.


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