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Old 11-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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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

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If you have load data it will work.

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

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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
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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.
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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.

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I found this, you might find it helpful.

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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?

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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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