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Unread 03-16-2008, 10:23 AM
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M1A loads

Is anyone loading for the M1A? I am looking for some loads to start with. I was thinking of 175g SMK or 168g A-max.
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    Go to LR target shooting. They have a forum with reloads for M1As

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    Go to M-14 forum lots of information on the M-14.
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    I like to shot the 168 SMK with 42 gr IMR 4064 fed match primer fed brass in my M1A.

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    thanks

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    I checked out M14 forum great info learned allot thank you

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    I was going to use IMR 4064 and LC brass with CCI BR2 primers I cant get and Federal right now. What it you OAL and have you had any issues with extraction? Also who is the maker of your rifle?
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    I had very good results with: 168 gr. Sierra Matchkings, 42 gr. Ramshot TAC, Lake City Brass, and WLR primers. This powder burns exceptionally clean, with hardly any black on the brass. With a solid rest I was getting .5 MOA accuracy. Worked great in highpower matches also.
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    You're on the right track. I haven't used any of the new powders, but LC match or N/M brass with Fed 210M primers, 41.5 gr 4064 and a 168 gr Smkhp was my load (and a lot of other shooters) for M1A's when I was shooting gas guns.

    If you get a chance, try some of the LC M852 N/M ammo. It was as good as (or better than) my handloads. I think it was loaded with 4895. Also, if you can find some of the Federal Match that came in red boxes, it was on a par with the M 852 LC. I don't think that the Fed Gold Medal Match is as good as the red box was. Don't know why.

    Enjoy; M1A's are fine rifles. Tom
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