reloading for m1a

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ace, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. ace

    ace Member

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    does anyone have any loads for a springfield armory m1a. i have been having problems finding ones that work. want to use 168 match kings.
     
  2. overbore

    overbore Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but what powders do yhou have? I suggest 41.4 gr. /VV550 for 2,591'/sec and a group of 0.163 if your rifle is capable of that accuracy. That powder is not temperature sensitive. If you want an easy to find powder, 41.0 gr of H-4895 in L.C. brass with cci 200 primers is good starting place but watch case weights as commercial cases are cheap and you get exactly what you paid for.
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  3. overbore

    overbore Well-Known Member

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    Souptown, in keeping with my suggestions for the M1A, see if you can locate IMI brass from Wildners in TN; they were B/O until January. Without going to the BR quality brass from Norma, the high spec IMI is what I use for accuracy without neck turning.javascript: x()
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