30.06 load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by grizlywinkleman, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. grizlywinkleman

    grizlywinkleman Well-Known Member

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    Got my hands on a M1 Garand and I could use a little help starting on a good load. Bullets, powders, etc. I was told that Garands do not like the heavier bullets. Is this true?

    I have never reloaded this caliber before so any help is appreciated.

    Please and Thank you,

    Ryan
     
  2. Dano1

    Dano1 Well-Known Member

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    Use a 165g Bullet, It'll shoot any of them but a Spitzer Boattail will be best. IMR 4895 is actually the powder used in the Garand Ammo and is what the System was designed around (if I recall correctly). Hope this helps.

    dan
     

  3. grizlywinkleman

    grizlywinkleman Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of 168g Hornady HPBT match bullets and some IMR 4895 so that is where I will start.

    Thanks

    Ryan
     
  4. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    Go to "master poe's temple" web site and click on m1 load data (from the NRA) and READ the articles there and also from FULTON ARMORY . M1's are fun to shoot, but have a few little quirks you should be aware of.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    RYAN- one year i loaded 2200 rounds for mine. i-4895, great. h-4895 and varget. I 4064 too. i shot mostly 167, 168 . some 175 and 155. killed a lot of targets.