Do ya reckon.....

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by RMulhern, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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  2. 4bycamper

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    Looks right to me!

    What is that load? :D

    Good shooting!
     

  3. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    I was fire-forming some Win brass I had neck turned and using 49 grs. IMR4895 w/Sierra 168 HPBT and F210M primer. Just an old 'worn out cartridge'....30/06!
     
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    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    That must be a really soft shooting load. I can't find it in my load info.
    Where did you get IMR 4895?
    Dig it out from under the bench or break open some mil ammo?
    I haven't even heard about that powder for 10 years. :D
     
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    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    IMR4895??? From my 'cache'!! I shot tons of it over a 45 year career shooting NRA HP comp!!

    The load is in the Sierra manual!! Was just using it to FF and the 168s which I have a PU truck load of were just for the FF job!

    It ain't a 'puzzie' load!
     
  6. roninflag

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    Rmul- what rifle?? great shooting!!
     
  7. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    JB1 by Sharps45 2 7/8, on Flickr

    And old 'worn out cartridge; 30/06!!

    Here's another. Shot this this afternoon with a 6.5x47Lapua using 130 gr. Bergers with BR-4 primer. Looks just like the one above but with 26" barrel.

    Ten shots from 600 yds. in that 5" diameter plate. I painted over the lead/jacket splatters on the larger white plate for photo purposes. There's 5 shots at the lower portion of the 5" AR400 plate.

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    6.5x47 Lapua by Sharps45 2 7/8, on Flickr
     
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  8. roninflag

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    What barrel ??? i am envious of both the rifle and all the vegetation. hardly ever rains here. ron
     
  9. RMulhern

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    1-10 in the '06 and 1-8.5 for the 6.5. Both Krieger barrels.
     
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    Rmul- i shot 46.5 I-4895 in the garand. so i would think that load is stout. i love the 30-06 . I need to get one like that . i see you changed the box. what about the trigger??
     
  11. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Ron

    As you are well aware I am quite certain.....the ole Garand won't take a constant pounding (with some powders) due to the way the Op Rod responds so loads have to be kept to a minimum concerning reloads and bullet weights used.

    The 49 gr. load is listed as a max load....but I can't recall what the velocity was given at right now. I always start at the low side and work up and that's what I did with this load. No pressure signs on the brass and easy bolt lift; my main concern was to just get this brass FF so I could go back with H4350 and Berger 185 VLDs.:):D

    It shoots the 168 mighty well however!
     
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    webs Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4895? I use that in my 223, 22-250 and 30-06.
     
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    Nice rifle and nice shooting from a "ragged ole dirty06"!!! :) :)