Powder question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fmj, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. fmj

    fmj New Member

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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
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If you have load data it will work.
     

  3. fmj

    fmj New Member

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

    JonM Moderator

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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
     
  5. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    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
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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.
     
  8. mudflat

    mudflat New Member

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  9. osprey176

    osprey176 New Member

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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?
     
  10. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    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.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    fmj, iuse IMR4350 as a broad spectrum powder, as it covers many calibers i reload for, several months ago i added some new ones to my collection, IMR4895 and IMR4064. i started using the 4895 in my 7mm rem. mag. loads, and gave up a small amount of velocity, but found it to be very accurate, (more than the 4350) and much more pleasant to shoot as the recoil now is way less. i also use the 4895 and the 4064 in my 204 ruger reloads. i am constantly trying different loads to achieve the best accuracy.
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The fastest powder I use in .30-06 is W-748 or BLC-2. The 4227 is ill suited to the large -06 case.