I'm sure y'all have been beaten over the head with these questions, if so, I apologize. I'm not a forum-type guy, (I guess I am now) but I've been wearing google out looking for a way to get started on a match 168 gr load for my M1A. I'm looking for a starting point to work my way toward getting as close to M852 as I can. If any of y'all can help with this I'd appreciate it. My M1A is a Springfield "Loaded" model, 22" bbl, no fancy stock or scope or any of that stuff, just the way it was built with ne NM barrel and front sight. It took me 23 yrs to get this thing and I'm finally at a point where I can start on a goal I've had for a long time, which is shooting an M1A to the extent of it's ability, without a Multi-million dollar scope, just my eyeball and open sights. What I have started with is Federal cases trimmed to 2.005"", 168 gr SMK bullets, 39.1 gr of H4895 and CCI # 34 primers. 2.80" COL. I haven't chronographed these yet. I have a bunch of these primers, some Federal LR, a bunch of H4895, BL-C(2), and Varget. The brass I have is about 100 Federal and 200 Hornady TAP match brass. Thank all of you for any ideas you can give me.