Powder for 30.06 autoloader

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  1. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a suitable powder for a Rem autoloader 22"bbl with medium weight bullets (150-165). I don't know much about it so any help will be appreciated. I thought of 4350 but wasn't sure being its an autoloader so if there is a more suitable powder I'd like to hear from anyone with experience.
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    MR
     
  2. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    I have used 4350 for 150 and 165's but have gone to 4064. IMR 4064 gets me the velocity and accuracy that works best in my 7400. It also doesn't seem to be as violent in ejecting the brass, so seems easier on the action. Just my observation...
     

  3. Robinhood493

    Robinhood493 Well-Known Member

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    48g IMR-4895 or 47g IMR-4064
     
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

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    1+ 4064 and 4895......
     
  5. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Would these powders work in a 308 bar, mine's 18" and I'm thinking about building a 130 grain tsx load for whitetail? Or any other similar fast loads with a good whitetail bullet. Primers too?
     
  6. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    That's what I have been finding out. I talked to a guy today that loads for garands and he suggested Imr 4895. How do you know if factory ammo is suitable for autoloaders? Is there a way to find out what they are loaded with or are they generalized for all uses?
     
  7. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Any factory ammunition is made to sammi specs as are the firearms. Military issue guns like the garand are nade to the military spec of the day.
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    +1 to ^^^^^^^^ Liability alone would not allow Remington to market a sporting rifle that wasn't compatiable with SAAMI spec ammo that can be purchased at the local WM. Your choice should be based on which powder/load produces the best accuracy from your rifle. The Remington sporting autos and pumps have never been known for their 'tac driving' accuracy. Definately not long range rifles.
     
  9. Robinhood493

    Robinhood493 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the accuracy statement of those rifles. With ANY factory ammo I tried I never got any better than 3" groups out of my Remington 742. With my re-loads of 48g IMR-4895, winchester primers, winchester cases, and 150G partitions in my .30-06, I get 1/2" groups at 100 yards.
     
  10. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. That's what I'm after accuracy not too velocity as this will be mostly a woods/Forrest rifle. My question about factory ammo is how do you know if they use powder such as on the slow side with their ammo. Maybe that ammo is intended more for the bolt rifles so a slower powder is used? Example as 4350 and slower where I have been hearing that 4350 is a bit on he slow side. I also agree that it factory ammo will be ok I'm guessing they load more of a "middle of the road" powder that is not too fast and not too slow. Just bein curious.
     
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    2+ imr-4895 & imr-4064

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  12. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    I have a bar, they are like a bolt gun. But i'm only using this at 0-350. It's a 3/4 inch gun with factory ammo, handloads should be better that why i-m looking for loads with a 130-155 grain weight.
     
  13. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    + 1 on the 4064, 4895, also try RL 17 as well.