Great load for your M1-A!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Wornouttrails, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Wornouttrails

    Wornouttrails New Member

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    I was shooting my new Springfield Match Grade M1-A (.308 Win.) at a Ft. Benning Match several years ago with GI Ball ammo........an older retired Army Vet came over to look at my new acquisition......He said "Son I am going to save you a lot time and expense on working up a load for that new piece you got there." He handed me a 3x5 card and on it (hand written):

    168 Gr. Sierra BTHP
    39 Grains of Hodgdon H322
    CCI Match Primer
    Match Brass

    I checked the load in my manual, then loaded up 25 rounds.........Well the old Sgt. was right on........the load in my rifle was a tack driver!.....Have tried lots of powders & bullets, nothing shoots any better............enough! Thanks, W.T.
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I have not tried H322. Which brass are you using for this? LC match, Fed match, BHM? Capacities vary on each.

    Thanks.
     

  3. Wornouttrails

    Wornouttrails New Member

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    Match Load M1A

    Used LC Match for years....Lapua Brass also produced the same result.....Thanks, W.T.
     
  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Thanks. I'll do some research on H322 loads and keep this in mind.

    Have you chronoed the load?