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    Re: New Member of the Family

    I have a mixed lot of M72 and M2 coming in Monday. I ordered it for the Garand that's due to come in soon. About 320 rounds.

    Also, what's a good recipe for handloads in a 1903?

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    Re: New Member of the Family

    Quote Originally Posted by JB3617 View Post
    I have a mixed lot of M72 and M2 coming in Monday. I ordered it for the Garand that's due to come in soon. About 320 rounds.

    Also, what's a good recipe for handloads in a 1903?
    Because I am an old fartosaurus, I like to take it easy on my shoulder. For my 03's HXP brass, Sierra varminter 110 gr hp # 2110 over 45 gr of Varget. I use these out to about 200 yds.
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    Re: New Member of the Family

    From my son:

    16 grains of A-2400 (Ed Harris' replacement for his "13 grains of Red Dot" load) works fine as a plinker to medium power, depending on bullet weight. It will work with cast or jacketed bullets
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    Shooting reduced loads are a kick and feel almost like the recoil of a 22 !
    I use them in my 54R.
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    Re: New Member of the Family

    My old Elk-Thumper is 180 gr Speer JRN over 48 gr of IMR4064. 2650 FPS or so, depending on altitude.

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    Re: New Member of the Family

    My father has 4 boxes of 180gr Hornady SSTs. He helps with the reloading so he offered to load them up. Since we also have a 8# jug of 4064, we will give your recipe a try. Thank you sir.

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    Re: New Member of the Family

    You might want to start down at 46 grains and make a batch every 1/2 grain or so to see which gives you the best group.

    (Note that this is NOT a formula for use in your M1 Garand!)

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    Re: New Member of the Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Sustinemus View Post
    You might want to start down at 46 grains and make a batch every 1/2 grain or so to see which gives you the best group.

    (Note that this is NOT a formula for use in your M1 Garand!)
    Absolutely not. Garand loads will be getting dressed with 168gr AMAX.

    And we're starting low like you suggested. Thanks for the help Sus!

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    Very nice rifle. 1903ís are addictive.

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