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I usually use IMR 4350 for 30.06 but I have read some manuals that say IMR 4895 is better. What does the Firing Line say? I should say I use 4350 for my '03 bolt gun. 4895 is a tad bit slower , so is that the way to go? Thanks for your responses.GI6
 

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IMR 4895 is pretty much the gold standard for M1 and M1a loads though other powders in that burn-rate range has worked well for many.
 

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IMR 4350 is way too slow for the M1 or M1A.

It is fine for your bolt action rifle and really good for 180 grain and heavier bullets. Some of the most accurate loads my 03A4 ever sent down range where with Sierra 180 grain match boat tails and IMR4350. Water filled milk jugs at 500 yds. were a 3 out of 5 deal with that rifle and load.

If you do use IMR 4350 be sure you keep those loads away from your M1 Garand or you could damage the gas system/op rod.
 

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IMR-4350 is too slow for the Garand. I get better results with IMR-4064 than IMR-4895 in 30-06 but IMR-4895 isn't bad. I have found that both H4895 and Varget are less position sensitive than the IMR powders. Use load data meant for the Garand and not top end load manual loads. Factory loaded Hornady Garand ammo uses Varget powder.
 
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