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Unread 05-17-2009, 03:54 PM
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Re: M1A national match reload

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what is the address of the long range target shooting forum ?

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click on the log in link in my post above and go to the service rifle forum.

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    Re: M1A national match reload

    When I was shooting my M1A (Springfield Super Match, with heavy barrel), my standard load for hunting was the Hornady 150 grain Spire Point hunting bullet, over 42.0 grains of IMR 4895, with Remington 9 1/2 primers, in Federal Match brass.

    Easily under 1 inch at 100 yards for 5 rounds, and well within the correct pressure curve for the M1A gas system.

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    Re: M1A national match reload

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    When I was shooting my M1A (Springfield Super Match, with heavy barrel), my standard load for hunting was the Hornady 150 grain Spire Point hunting bullet, over 42.0 grains of IMR 4895, with Remington 9 1/2 primers, in Federal Match brass.

    Easily under 1 inch at 100 yards for 5 rounds, and well within the correct pressure curve for the M1A gas system.

    Jim

    Hello Jim, thank you.
    I still do not know how to regulate the gas system of this rifle that I bought from a few days.
    I would have thought of a more bullet weigh, as 168 grains with a 1:10 barrel, but perhaps a 150 grain is better, more speed, less drop until 500 yard I think.
    And for the target shooting what do you use?

    Lorenzo
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    Re: M1A national match reload

    Lorenzo,
    I am sending you a private message.

    Jim
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    Re: M1A national match reload

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    Hello Jim, thank you.
    I still do not know how to regulate the gas system of this rifle that I bought from a few days.
    I would have thought of a more bullet weigh, as 168 grains with a 1:10 barrel, but perhaps a 150 grain is better, more speed, less drop until 500 yard I think.
    And for the target shooting what do you use?

    Lorenzo
    The 150gr can be made to work as long as you use the right powder.

    The Ball ammo (Full metal jacket) is around 147grs and it shoots OK ,and
    they use ball powder but I'm not sure how much and what kind.

    I recommended the 168 SMK because it was close to the military white box match (173gr full
    patch boat tail bullet) and the 168 is used in the M 852 match. Also it has better BCs that
    lighter bullets (better for shooting 600 and 1000 yards).

    The loads listed earlier have the right port pressure so you don't have to mess with the gas
    port.

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