Not the fastest, but reliable and excellent accuracy. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Primer Notes Accurate - 2230 130 gr. Remember, if you post a picture, make sure to provides some. That's with changes both up and down, as they can make larger differences than with most other powders. He also had a large supply of Lake City cases on hand of which I havent even started on yet after inheriting them years ago. Once-fired Black Hills Match brass, Federal Large Rifle Match primers, and Sierra 168gr Matchking bullets.
Originally Posted By bp7178: I don't think 27. Originally Posted By bp7178: I went back over my notes and where I ran into trouble was with Hornady's load data 9th for the 53 gr. These loads are very accurate in my rifle. Start low and work your way up. It's safe in my gun, but don't know how it would work with the M1A and it's moving parts.
A range of powder grains is included for load tweaking purposes. Buyers and users assume all risk, responsibility and liability whatsoever for any and all injuries including death , losses or damages to persons or property including consequential damages , arising from the use of any product or data, whether or not occasioned by seller's negligence or based on strict liability or principles of indemnity or contribution. The three holes in the bulls eye are a result of me playing with the dots of my scope. Hornady A-Max Any brand-Large Rifle Hodgdon - H335 180 gr. Always been my understanding that ball powders were more temp sensitive and also a little dirtier. On the Winchester web site they list using 48. I wouldn't want to have to tap cases and settle powder to load.
We can't get 844 or 846 in Alaska as the shippers insist on shipping by airmail. Temperatures from 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit. Test rifle was a Winchester Model 70 Target with a 24-inch heavy barrel, fitted with a Lyman Super Targetspot 15x scope. Please note I am listing this as reference only. The gun is a pre-64 feather wt, just use it for deer don't know that I would be using 175's in this one.
The primary accuracy powder charge for each load is noted below. Yeah, what was I thinking, wasting all that money on match bullets. He boiled the cases in Ivory soap solution for cleaning, cleaned primer pockets, and checked primer hole sizes, and sorted accordingly. So I figured half a grain wouldn't affect it that much. Somethings aren't worth rushing and loading for long range precision accuracy is one of them.
His load is not a standard load for an Garand and has been developed over 30 years. I don't use the disk system, I use Lee's perfect powder measure; but here are some tips to get you going. I think a better solution would be to find a different powder. I would be very careful going higher than 26. Hornady A-Max Any brand-Large Rifle Accurate - 2520 180 gr.
Finding consistency with Win 748 is proving to be difficult. Sounds like it's going to load by volume, not weight. Stop by the hardware store, or tractor dealership and buy a tube of graphite powder. The pressure a load builds is dependant on a lot of factors, but mainly it depends on how much of the bullet contacts the rifling, and how much gas is being produced and at what rate. With your gun you need to be able to cycle, not just push a bullet out the barrel. Yes, my go to powder 748 for mass reloading of. But, stupid me, I let my stock of.
I at one time used W748 in a 308 bolt gun. There are targets from the last 40 years by his reloading bench with 3 in the bull and all 3 touching as we are speaking. Long as you stick to the same ball powder, once you get it settle in as to what works for you and your gun, it should be very consistent. I hope this load helps you to find the Holy Grail for your Savage. I stocked up on this powder many years ago. Nosler's older manual omits it for the 150 grainers, where it simply excels at velocity and accuracy.
I did not have a chronograph at the time, so don't know the velocity. If you want to load by weight, then use a scale and dippers to get you generally close. With your rifle, do as the book recommends, start lower and work up the load. Am not finding any relevance to whether Hodgdon uses it in their newer manuals. I find that my 748 loads are reliable, accurate, and never have any problems. I weigh every charge so it's spot on. I'm looking for some load data on these rounds with the 748.