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According to the spec pages M852;
42gr of imr4895 for 168gr bullet -- ok
M118;
44gr of imr4895 for 172gr bullet --- this seems high????
Has any body else loaded to this spec? If so, how did it perform in your M14/M1a?
 

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According to the spec pages M852;
42gr of imr4895 for 168gr bullet -- ok
M118;
44gr of imr4895 for 172gr bullet --- this seems high????
Has any body else loaded to this spec? If so, how did it perform in your M14/M1a?
What brand/type of bullets?
 

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The TM pages dont list brand or type, just the projectile wt. However the bullets are BTHP
 

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The Army Ammunition Data Sheets pubs are NOT reloading manuals. Arsenal powders are fine tuned lot by lot and are not the same as powders available retail, even if they have similar names i.e. 4895 or whatever.

Using those pubs with commercial powders could get you in trouble fast... GI8
 

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The Army Ammunition Data Sheets pubs are NOT reloading manuals. Arsenal powders are fine tuned lot by lot and are not the same as powders available retail, even if they have similar names i.e. 4895 or whatever.

Using those pubs with commercial powders could get you in trouble fast... GI8
Roger That!
The side note is if You are using a Civilian Loading Manual!



 
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