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    A 150 gr with 4895 is a good place to start. No...

    A 150 gr with 4895 is a good place to start. No need to get crazy with speed. Aim for 30-30 type velocities and you will have exactly what you want.
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    Slug your barrel to find what bore size it is. I...

    Slug your barrel to find what bore size it is. I have one krag I run .308 bullets in but another I use .310 bullets to get it to shoot good. What are you trying to do? Hunting? Plinking? Punching...
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    It is very hard to beat gp11 Swiss surplus. Be...

    It is very hard to beat gp11 Swiss surplus. Be careful of your Bullet length as the throats are very short. Dies do matter. Some are made for the K31 chamber and others for the slightly different...
  4. Blair, thanks for the tip. I am looking for a...

    Blair, thanks for the tip. I am looking for a full M91 rifle if I can find one. Hard to hold a carbine steady off hand.
  5. I am using H4198 but know people that use IMR4198...

    I am using H4198 but know people that use IMR4198 for the same loads.
  6. Blair, 7.62x54 has similar case capacity to...

    Blair, 7.62x54 has similar case capacity to 30-06. It should work the same. I have had the best luck with the 174 gr RN hornady bullets in that cartridge. I am glad you found your powder.
  7. Blair, Awesome. You will like the 30-06 loads too!

    Blair, Awesome. You will like the 30-06 loads too!
  8. Blair, usually start about 22 gr and work my way...

    Blair, usually start about 22 gr and work my way up until I get cases to seal and acceptable accuracy. Usually end up about 24 to 26 gr. No need to go much higher.
  9. Blair, I have not used trail boss yet. Will try...

    Blair, I have not used trail boss yet. Will try it once my 4759 runs out. I know a few that have in my club and they like it. I like 4198 after 4759. Use about 25 gr in an 8mm or 30-06 sized case....
  10. Blair, we punch paper at 50m in an offhand match...

    Blair, we punch paper at 50m in an offhand match monthly at our club. All open sights center fire rifles designed before 1950. Mostly mil surps. We do not need full power loads. Many use cast lead...
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    Hornady 170 gr RN is the most accurate bullet in...

    Hornady 170 gr RN is the most accurate bullet in most of my 8mm even those with worn bores. 4198 is a good powder for light loads.
  12. I am trying to find a 6.5 carcano myself. Very...

    I am trying to find a 6.5 carcano myself. Very interesting in what others have found to work. I too load many mil surp calibers. Have you tried 4198 or trail boss? Usually I can get a flat base...
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    Do you have a Lyman manual? They have a section...

    Do you have a Lyman manual? They have a section on the different hulls with a cross section of each one.
  14. Segregate your brass to each rifle and neck size...

    Segregate your brass to each rifle and neck size after that brass has been fired in your gun. You will be amazed if you hold a fired piece of bras next to a new one how much the neck moves forward....
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    Varget is a great powder for a garand. Been using...

    Varget is a great powder for a garand. Been using it for years. About the same burn rate as 4064. It is not too slow. Once you get to a powder like 4350 that is too slow. I run 46 gr of varget under...
  16. Dehydrator for drying brass at Gander Outdoors

    I have been looking for a cheap food dehydrator to dry brass. Last night I went into Gander Outdoors and saw one on sale for $23.97. Thought I was going to have to wait until Black Friday to get one...
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    As long as you are using the same brass in the...

    As long as you are using the same brass in the same bolt action gun neck sizing is ideal. The lee collet neck sizing dies are the best out there for neck sizing. I load a lot of old military calibers...
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    I have used my Lee 357 dies to load 357 max and...

    I have used my Lee 357 dies to load 357 max and they worked just fine. Just follow their instructions and back out a couple dies. I now came across a set of Redding 357 max dies and now use them.
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    Light loads for paper punching

    Anyone else here load light loads for old military rifles for punching paper? There are a group of us in central Illinois that have a monthly match shooting old military rifles off hand at 50 m. We...
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    I have used 25 gr varget with 69 Sierra or Nosler...

    I have used 25 gr varget with 69 Sierra or Nosler bullets at 2.25 OAL for years in my high power match rifles. Have not found one that does not like that load.
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    I get brass from loaded PPU ammo. Usually load...

    I get brass from loaded PPU ammo. Usually load .312 hornady bullets with 4895 or SR4759. I am only punching paper at 50m for a local military rifle match we have monthly so high velocity ammo is not...
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    4064 and varget are very close in burn rate. The...

    4064 and varget are very close in burn rate. The problem with 4064 is the sticks are so long and packing them into a 223 is a challenge. I use lots of varget with my 52 and 69 gr match loads in a...
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    Punch for making over powder cards for black...

    Punch for making over powder cards for black powder shooting. I use them in my 45/70 to eat up some space when I use lighter loads.
  24. I do not see a standard service grade or rebuilt...

    I do not see a standard service grade or rebuilt garand being hurt in value because it is a 308. One e you start into the full correct original guns it matter but not for a shooter grade garand. In...
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    I have looked at the 41 special brass but the...

    I have looked at the 41 special brass but the lack of good load data has scared me away. I have a lot of 41 mag guns and use 9 grains of unique under a 210 jacketed or 210 to 220 grain lead bullet...
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